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Posted · Feedback for Helpful Accessory to The Ultimaker


I have designed and prototyped an accessory to the Ultimaker that I think most people would find very useful. It is a small device that makes it easy and clean to apply a perfect coat of oil to the ways of a 3D printer, using a U-shaped applicator tip - I call it the WayStick. The applicator is made of felt and can be periodically re-saturated with oil, making the device reusable.  I have attached some photos and a video of how it looks and works. Please let me know if you think this is a good idea and if you would use this yourself. Any feedback would be great!







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Posted · Feedback for Helpful Accessory to The Ultimaker

It definitely looks nifty, but I'm not sure I would consider it necessary. I think it's such an easy task to oil the rods directly from the flask, so while it might be useful I don't think I would put any effort into making/buying one of those.


I simply wipe the rods down with a cloth to get rid of any dust or other stuff that's not supposed to be there, and then I put a single drop of oil on every rod and just manually move the head around for a while, making sure to go along the edges as well. That usually does it and coats the entire rods with an appropriate amount of oil. I think that's easy enough as it is. 


I still like the idea though!

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