Price: $9.95

Quantity:

Cleaning Filament is valuable when transitioning between filaments that require different printing temperatures or have very different colours. Cleaning Filament cannot be used to create objects, instead it is a complementary filament to properly maintain your 3D printer.

You can use Cleaning Filament to purge the tool head of your 3D printer when going from a high temperature filament to a lower temperature filament, or when transitioning from a dark colour filament to a light colour filament. Cleaning Filament can also be valuable to purge the tool head after using composite materials. This significantly reduces the likelihood that residual particles might remain in the tool head to affect future prints.

Cleaning Filament is recommended for intermediate users because it complements intermediate, advanced, and expert materials. Using Cleaning Filament also requires cutting a short length of 100mm -200mm from the coil, and manually controlling the software to transition between the temperature of the last material you printed with and next material you are going to print with.

Key Points

  • Not a print material itself, this filament helps to purge old material from your printer's hot end
  • Generally 100-200mm are all that is needed to purge previous print material from the hot end
  • 2.85mm diameter. Not suitable for 1.75mm printers.

Usage Instructions

A) Cleaning filament can be used both before and after printing. Before using the cleaning filament, first ensure that the extruder temperature is maintained at the previous filament’s extrusion temperature. Insert 1–2 cleaning filament into the extruder and allow the accumulated residual filament to completely exit the extruder. Once this step is completed, filament direction can be reversed to remove the cleaning filament.

B) Cleaning filament can also be used as an intermediary filament between different filament types (of different extrusion temperatures, or of different colours). After printing using filaments with high/low extrusion temperature, first ensure that the extruder temperature is maintained at the previous filament’s extrusion temperature. Insert cleaning filament into the extruder and allow the accumulated residual filament to completely exit the extruder. Once this step is completed, filament direction can be reversed to remove the cleaning filament. The extruder temperature can then be decreased/increased to that of the next filament to be used, respectively.

Note: Before using the cleaning filament, first ensure that the extruder temperature is maintained at the previous filament’s extrusion temperature. After using the cleaning filament, filament direction can be reversed to remove the cleaning filament.

C) Main applications of cleaning filament:

i) To clean the 3D printer’s extruder before and after printing.

ii) To function as an intermediary filament between different filament types with different extrusion temperatures.

iii) To function as an intermediary filament between the same filament type with different colour.

iv) To function as an intermediary filament between different filament types with wide differences in composition, colour etc.