Quick Tips

What are Quick Tips?

Asiga Quick Tips are a series of short videos to help you get the most of our your Asiga workflow.

Scroll down to learn more!

Updating software to Composer 2.0

This video will guide you on how to update your Composer installation to Composer 2.0.

Composer 2.0 is compatible with Windows, MacOS and Linux. 

Learn more about Composer 2.0 here >

Importing a material ini file

The Asiga material library is now bursting with well over 500 material profiles from many of the world’s leading material manufacturers. 

A material ini file is a carefully defined set of curing parameters required to successfully print using any 3D printing material.  Asiga has developed these material ini files with the material manufacturer to ensure that you can simply download the profile you need then import it into your Composer installation for plug & play printing. Happy printing!

Updating your printer firmware

Asiga updates printer firmware periodically to improve performance and to fix any bugs. Firmware is different to software.  Firmware controls all the behind the scenes functionality for motors, electronics, signals etc.

If you have seen a notice in Composer that a new firmware is available then we strongly recommend you update your printer to this latest firmware.  This will bring you onto the latest set-up ensuring you immediately benefit from any update that has been made.

How to resolve a failed approach

A failed approach is one of the most common issues that users encounter on an Asiga 3D printer. However, it is an incredibly simple process to correct this error.

The error will read “Approach failed: Target not reached in “x” seconds.” The means that there is something preventing the build plate from lowering down completely into the resin vat to cure the next layer of your object. Check out this Quick Tip video to learn how you can quickly and easily remedy this issue.

How and why to add a baseplate

Adding a baseplate layer to your print job can be vital to success when printing objects on support structures. In this Quick Tips video, learn how and why you add a baseplate layer using Asiga Composer 2.0.

What is separation detect?

Utilizing Asiga’s SPS technology to its fullest potential can be a powerful tool for optimizing print speed. By activating Separation Detect, Asiga users can further increase the speed of print jobs by measuring resin weight fluctuations during the print process. In this Quick Tips video, you will learn exactly how this process and works and when you can use it.

What islands are and how to support them

When manually adding supports to your objects, it is crucial that all critical areas are properly supported. By understanding how to manually add supports to these “islands,” or underhanging parts of your objects, you can ensure printing success on each print job. In this video, learn how to support these islands properly.