Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest

Material everywhere around the hot-end

Recommended Posts

Guest
Posted · Material everywhere around the hot-end

Hi everybody!

So I got a failed print some time ago where I came home to a huge ball or material around the hot-end.

Foto 2014 09 21 19 42 13 (1)

Currently it's only an esthetic problem but could it start moving towards the fans and block them?

Is there any guide on what to do?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Material everywhere around the hot-end

We had to remove such blocks two times over about 10 months...it could be time consuming or pretty quick to remove it. Try with removing the fan shroud first if possible. Heat the hot end and use pliers and a soldering iron to remove pieces of the blob.

Last time it took only 10 minutes I think. You can ask Anders tomorrow about it, he did it pretty fast. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Material everywhere around the hot-end

It could be anything that causes the extruded plastic to curl up against the side, like a damaged nozzle tip or old dried plastic/plug etc I guess...usually after a long failed night print.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Material everywhere around the hot-end

It's not only asthetic a problem, it will very soon be a problem for your entire hotend. Degrading / burning PLA does not improve your print quality ;) So, remove the PLA as soon as possible, and check if everything is tightly screwed.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Material everywhere around the hot-end

could be worse...

someone started a print and walked away, all the pla (5 hours print) got stuck.

Removed it like gadget freak said; heating the nozzle and a soldering iron.

2014 02 09 13.47.15

2014 02 09 13.47.04

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
Posted · Material everywhere around the hot-end

Ok, thanks for quick answers! I'll try to remove everything before printing again!

 

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.
      • 98 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!