Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Accessories and spare parts for new users


apicalreform
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Accessories and spare parts for new users

Hello

We are on the process of purchasing an Ultimaker 2 and I would like to know if anyone would recommend us to order in advance any accessories or spare parts.

The reason of my question is mostly because we are based in India and ordering from Europe can be both time consuming and costly. Therefore if there are parts that will most certainly need replacement after some time of use or any accessories that can considerably enhance the performance of the printer we would like to order them along with the printer.

Best regards

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Accessories and spare parts for new users

I would definitely get a spare PTFE Coupler as these wear out after a few 100 hours of printing - especially if you print above 230°C. Or better get yourself an http://3dsolex.com/?page_id=2 with and http://3dsolex.com/?page_id=17 that protects the PTFE coupler from the heat of the nozzle. That way you have a longer lasting PTFE coupler and the added benefit of cheap M6 thread nozzles with varying diameters.

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    • 2 weeks later...
    Posted · Accessories and spare parts for new users
    I would definitely get a spare PTFE Coupler as these wear out after a few 100 hours of printing - especially if you print above 230°C. Or better get yourself an http://3dsolex.com/?page_id=2 with and http://3dsolex.com/?page_id=17 that protects the PTFE coupler from the heat of the nozzle. That way you have a longer lasting PTFE coupler and the added benefit of cheap M6 thread nozzles with varying diameters.

    Personally I have experinced 4-500 hours from a Teflon coupler, but that since I mainly use PLA, with just the occasional XT or ABS

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Accessories and spare parts for new users
    Personally I have experinced 4-500 hours from a Teflon coupler, but that since I mainly use PLA, with just the occasional XT or ABS

    If you do mainly PLA than the PTFE coupler can hold much longer. It is the high temperatures that kill it.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 8 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...