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maintenance-of-the-3d-printer , cleaning

Clean the print head and nozzle

LARGE VOLUME series 3D Printer

PRO series 3D printer

DESK series 3D printer

LARGE VOLUME / DESK series

WARNING: During this procedure do not touch the nozzles and be careful while cleaning them as they will become hot.

While printing some materials can get stuck to the outside of the nozzle and will degrade. This won’t damage your printer, but it can generate fumes and can drip off in your print. It is recommended to keep the nozzle clean in order to achieve the best print results.

Before starting a new print, always check the nozzles. At least once a month, remove the plastic from theoutside of the nozzles by taking the following steps:

  1. Heat up the print head to 175 degrees Celsius
  2. Lower the print head by moving the printer to the maintenance location. Press Macro > Maintenance
  3. Wait for the print head to reach this temperature
  4. Take a heat resistant towel/cloth and wipe the nozzle block quickly on all 4 sides (don’t do this too slowly as your towel/cloth maybe get too hot)
  5. Cool down the print head again
  6. If there is still a lot of debris on the print head, please contact our support desk

PRO series

WARNING: During this procedure do not touch the nozzles and be careful while cleaning them as they will become hot.

While printing some materials can get stuck to the outside of the nozzle and will degrade. This won’t damage your printer, but it can generate fumes and can drip off in your print. It is recommended to keep the nozzle clean in order to achieve the best print results.

Before starting a new print, always check the nozzles. At least once a month, remove the plastic from the outside of the nozzles by taking the following steps:

Case of PLA / PETG / ABS

  1. Heat up the print head to 200 degrees Celsius
  2. Lower the print head by moving the printer to the maintenance location Press Macro > Maintenance
  3. Wait for the print head to reach this temperature
  4. Take a heat resistant towel/cloth and wipe the nozzle block quickly on all 4 sides (don’t do this too slowly as your towel/cloth maybe get too hot)
  5. Cool down the print head again
  6. If there is still a lot of debris on the print head, please contact our support desk

Case of PEEK / PEI

  1. Heat up the print head to 340 degrees Celsius
  2. Lower the print head by moving the printer to the maintenance location. Press Macro > Maintenance
  3. Wait for the print head to reach this temperature
  4. Take a brass brush and carefully brush only the lower side of the hotend
    (Never reach the side of the hotend as you can create shortage in the hotend)
  5. Cool down the print head again
  6. If there is still a lot of debris on the print head, please contact our support desk