Test print

The test part “Wall bracket” introduces you the capabilities of Composer and also serves as a combined quality test. You can find the “Wall bracket” for the particular profile in the Aura Welcome window.

  • Use recommended adhesive for your plastic filament, e.g. Magigoo Original for transparent PETG or Magigoo PA for polyamide (PA).
  • After the print start, both extruders, plastic and composite, start to heat. When the composite extruder reaches the extrusion temperature, the composite nozzle will print a short purge line (composite thread) on the build plate. It must be glued to the surface and look smooth and uniform.
  • After printing the purge line, the machine will start the first plastic layer. Check that the plastic perimeters look the same along the part. The first layer must be nicely glued to the build plate.

1 – Fiber perimeters
2 – Cellular fiber infill
3 – Outer plastic perimeters
4 – Plastic top cover
5 – Plastic shell

  • After several plastic layers, the machine will start the first fiber perimeter and fiber cellular infill. Due to the process features, it may look a bit wobbly, but the layup visual quality will normalize later on. If the fiber goes off trajectory or doesn’t glue to the previous layer, go through the Z OFFSET CALIBRATION procedure p 7.6.
  • During the next plastic-composite cycles, fiber perimeters will be surrounded by plastic ones. Make sure the plastic and fiber perimeters do not intersect and fiber perimeters are laid without displacements.
  • Inspect the printed part paying special attention to side walls quality. Check the surface smoothness visually and compare it to the photo above. In case of poor side walls quality, go through the Z OFFSET CALIBRATION procedure p 7.6.

Congratulations on your first print!