How to Install the Z Homing Clip

    About the Z Homing Clip

    The plastic homing clip, also known as a  build platform clip, protects the build platform from the heat of the Smart Extruder+/Smart Extruder during the homing process. Older MakerBot Replicator Mini models have a strip of silver aluminum tape, which performs the same function.


    Ordering a Z Homing Clip

    If you have an older model with aluminum tape, and the tape is missing, torn, or no longer sticks to the platform, you can replace it with a build platform clip. Similarly, if your build platform has neither aluminum tape nor a clip, you should order a z homing clip to protect your build platform.

     Call our Customer Support line at (347) 334-6800. Select option 3, and then option 3 again to request a z homing clip.

    Installing the Homing Clip

    1. Slide the build plate out of the MakerBot Replicator Mini. If the aluminum tape is still partially attached to the build platform, remove that, too.

    2. Position the homing clip as shown, with the main cavity pointing toward the back of the MakerBot Replicator Mini and the narrow cutout pointing down.

    3. Slide it onto the plastic piece at the left side of the build platform. It should snap into place.

    4. Return the build plate to the build platform. 

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