In Australia and even in other parts of the world, 3D printer has change the business industry, even people’s lives. With such technology, the way how we do business and produce things have greatly changed. But along with its benefits, dealing with it should be done with utmost care. You wouldn’t want it to encounter a problem or breakdown while you are in the middle of your work. Of course, it’s a given that you have to take care of it just like any other machine. This is why it is important to know who to maintain or if needed, repair the machine so you can maximize its use for the longest time possible.
Best Ways to Maintain your Printer
Not only people in Australia have seen and experienced the benefits brought about by a 3D printer. With this technology, so many tasks have been done and completed so easily with the best results. To better utilize your machine, here are the ways to maintain it.
Keep It Lubricated
The same with a car engine, your printer also has a lot of metal moving parts that may lead to stoppages if you fail to keep the rods and its linear bearings from seizing up. It’s best to use a sewing machine oil. Just drop a bit of it on the rails and rods.
Clean Out the Filament Nozzle
Clogs will have a great impact on the quality of your printed products. Even just a little clog can ruin the design or make the pieces of your project less structurally sound. Seeing even just a bit of a curve of filament that comes from the nozzle is a sign of a problem. To solve the problem, take the nozzle out of the printer. You will be needing a razor blade, tape, glass jar, and some high-quality acetone to take the clog out.
Clean the Extruder Gear
This part of your printer can be sabotaged by debris build up after a few printing jobs. The first thing to do is to unscrew the extruder from your printer, then take off its cover. You may need a bit of dismantling before you can take it out. Clean it by the time you take it out. You can also watch videos online on how the process of cleaning it should be done.
Update its Firmware
Just like with your personal computer, you would also want to keep the firmware of your 3d printer up to date at all times. When it gets buggy and you are keeping the hardware well-maintained, there will be a high possibility that others may have already recognized the problem and the problem can be solved with just a regular download.
Just like with other machines, maintenance is always a must. This is not only for the purpose of making sure that it functions at its best, but it also means protecting profits and resources, especially of you are using it for business purposes.