A 3D printer is a very powerful tool that can be used for many purposes. One of the most common reasons people purchase them is that they will need them to print out parts and items for their other projects, including anything from toys to furniture. However, if you are not properly maintaining your printer, you may find yourself with an expensive paperweight on your hands as it breaks down or clogs up due to poor maintenance.
Common problems and solutions for maintaining your 3d printer
Tired of the unannounced maintenance fees on your 3D printer? You can do plenty of things to keep your printer, and this blog post will give you some tips.
We're going to go over how to keep your filament spool from tangling up, how often you should turn off the extruder nozzle, what kind of lubricant is best for a specific part of the 3D printer much more. We hope these tips help.
Proper 3D Printer Maintenance
3D printers are an excellent tool for the home, but they need to be maintained like any other device. We will guide you through some of the basics necessary to keep your 3D printer running smoothly and efficiently. Use the following tips to maintain it.
- Ensure all cables are securely plugged in and tight so that no power is lost during the printing process.
- Do not leave filament sitting in the extruder for too long as it can degrade over time with exposure to heat and air.
- Always make sure there is enough filament before beginning a print job, or else an error message may appear on screen indicating that you have run out of material;
- Keep your work area clean by wiping down dust from surfaces regularly, especially using ABS plastic.
- Clean the extruder using a brush or compressed air.
- Replace small parts like screws with new ones if they become loose or stripped.
- Use a lighter on plastic pieces that have warped to make them pliable again. This also applies to items like ABS filament feeders and metal brackets that clip into place on the frame of your machine. They might not be as strong as before but will work just fine after being heated up slightly with a lighter or hairdryer.