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Filament Cleaner 1.75mm

by 271828, published

Filament Cleaner 1.75mm by 271828 Jan 27, 2013

Description

Clips onto 4mm OD tube, uses soft foam, installs without the need to remove the filament and helps prevent nozzle clogs.

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Awesome! Easy to use and good result! Thanks!

Very nice idea for better handling with loose filaments.

It keeps any dust or dirt that may collect on the filament, PLA or ABS, from entering the extrude and building up inside the nozzle leading to a clog. Attach it where the filament leaves the spool if using a 4mm outer diameter tube to supply the filament to the extruder. Nothing is added to the sponge. Clogs could also be from overheating the nozzle, letting the filament sit in a heated nozzle for long periods of time without printing, melted filament reaching places it should not be, bad filament...

Good luck!

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Instructions

Print from ABS (0.2mm slice) Cut soft foam approximately 1/2"x2"x1/2" Clip cleaner onto 4mm OD tube (bend tube arms out slightly if collapsing tube) Fold foam in half lengthwise over filament and slide into cleaner

Awesome! Easy to use and good result! Thanks!

Very nice idea for better handling with loose filaments.

just wondering how this prevents clogs? Is that for PLA? what do you put on the sponge? sorry for my ignorance. Im having trouble with PLA clogging. Thanks!

It keeps any dust or dirt that may collect on the filament, PLA or ABS, from entering the extrude and building up inside the nozzle leading to a clog. Attach it where the filament leaves the spool if using a 4mm outer diameter tube to supply the filament to the extruder. Nothing is added to the sponge. Clogs could also be from overheating the nozzle, letting the filament sit in a heated nozzle for long periods of time without printing, melted filament reaching places it should not be, bad filament...

Good luck!

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