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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.

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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.

 

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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

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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.

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Posted · Accessories and spare parts for new users

 

@reibuehl : Exactly! The Ultimaker Teflon is top quality, none last longer, and if you print at 225C MAX it will last hundreds or even 1000 hours. It is the ABS printing that kills it eventually.

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