Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
stuart-sato

UM2 Maintenance?

Recommended Posts

Posted · UM2 Maintenance?

I have around 30 hours of print time on my new UM2 and am wondering general maintenance I should be doing on a regular basis. I have been reading about problems with the filament feeder and cloging of the extruder and am wondering if I need to periodically need to clean them to prevent problems.

Thanks!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · UM2 Maintenance?

Putting the filament on the floor will eliminate or stave off many problems. That is by far the most important thing you can do:

Red spool

Also keeping the nozzle cooler will help the white teflon piece not deform. At 240 and 250C it is more likely to compress and deform and cause problems. That is the second most important thing you can do.

I know this doesn't sound like "maintenance" - more like "babying the printer", but it will help you longer.

Also don't print where dust can get on the filament (and end up in the nozzle) - store unused filament in sealed ziploc bags to keep dust off and also to keep humidity out. Possibly cover the whole thing in plastic whenever someone vacuums.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · UM2 Maintenance?

Putting the filament on the floo

 

Unless you have a cat.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · UM2 Maintenance?

Is the dust filter (i printed robert's one but used it only once) very usefull for this?

I have two cats, two dogs, horses and a daughter :mrgreen:

I just leave my spools in a cupboard but i don't really bother about dust

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 20 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!