Over the years 3D printing has evolved excellently and this technique plays a major role in different industries such as manufacturing, medicine, art, design etc., 3D printing filaments are thermoplastic raw materials used for filament freeform fabrication. The kind of filament used impacts the process of 3D printing. A good filament is the one which has a higher consistency of diameter and which is evenly wound on the spool with an accurate tension without getting tangled when unwound.
The eSun CLN Nozzle cleaner 3D printing filament is one of the best nozzle cleaners used in 3D printing. It has an excellent heat stability and a wide cleaning temperature range cleaning rods extrude normally at the temperature range of 160℃-300℃ when testing. They also possess slight viscosity and enable it to take residual material out of the nozzle and no jamming in the nozzle. It is not easy to degradation in the heat. Using cleaning rods can prevent nozzle plugging during the transition between high and low-temperature material.
The nozzle cleaner filament is especially useful when changing from a high-temperature filament (Like Nylon, Polycarbonate etc.) to a low-temperature filament (Like PLA) or changing from a dark color filament to a light color filament.
It is also very useful to purge the extruder after using composite materials (Like Wood) to remove any remaining particles. It is also good practice to use the cleaning filament before and after printing sessions so that when your printer is turned off and cooled down, no residual material hardens inside. Cleaning filament is not designed to create any 3D objects, it is only designed to be used as a maintenance tool for your 3D printer.
The nozzle cleaner filament comes in 100-gram coils, but all you need is about a 100mm to 200mm piece each time. So, each coil will last you for approximately 150 to 300 uses and can be used to clean between 150°C to 320°C which means that you can purge the extruder from any filament/material type that falls within that temperature range.
Cleaning Filament Instructions:
- Set your hot-end to the temperature you used for the last filament printed with.
- Unload any remaining filament from your extruder.
- Insert a short piece (100mm-200mm) of cleaning filament and extrude the full amount.
- Set your hot-end to the required temperature for the new material you are going to print with and proceed as normal.
Note that, using cleaning rods can prevent nozzle plugging during the transition between high and low-temperature material.
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