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Posted · Copper Grease

Hi,

My Ultimaker Original + kit came with copper grease, but the instructions never involved it. I've built the bot and it works great, but where is the copper grease supposed to go?

Bonus question: Do I ever have to apply lubricant to the linear rails?

Thanks

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Posted (edited) · Copper Grease

The copper grease it's for the bed x3 screw leveler.

On the um2 manual they show it with photos:

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Posted · Copper Grease

X/y shafts sewing machine oil.

Z shafts, nothing.

Z trapezoidal screw, green grease included on the assembly (reapply every 2 months or so).

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Posted · Copper Grease

When assembling threaded components such as a nut and bolt apply copper grease to the threads, this can prevent the components from rusting and seizing together. Copper grease can withstand temperatures of 400 C degree

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Posted · Copper Grease

@neotko,

Sewing machine oil: X/Y shafts sewing machine oil, do you mean also shafts from print head going to the X/Y blocks or axes where bushings moving?

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Posted · Copper Grease

Both. Just one drop for each shaft. Also try not to get any on the gears or they will splip.

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Posted (edited) · Copper Grease

Weird on the help area don't say anything about the head x/y oil. I been doing it for a year and mine works great...

https://ultimaker.com/en/support/150-lubricating-the-axes

For the Z screw I use a chain oil like @Dim3nsioneer said on a post

https://ultimaker.com/en/troubleshooting/15973-z-axis-banding-again#reply-107217

And works like a charm.

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