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Posted · Ultimaker 3 Extruder Piece Melting

My office has just set up our Ultimaker 3 and have made a few successful prints. I have noticed today that this white piece on the underside of the extruder head appears to be melting. I'm not exactly sure what this part is called, or what it's purpose is, but I wanted to see if anyone else had seen anything like this.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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    Posted (edited) · Ultimaker 3 Extruder Piece Melting

    Welcome!

     

    I think you are pointing to the silicone nozzle cover.  It is a consumable.  Melting is normal and OK.  After a while you might like to replace it though.  That is not normally needed very often, but it depends I suppose on the printing temperatures you tend to run.

     

    In Canada, it is a $3 part.  I keep a couple of them back.

     

    You might find this article of use.

    https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/52502-check-the-quality-of-the-silicone-nozzle-cover

     

    I hope this helps!

    Cheers

    John

     

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