Clogged nozzles are painful. A nozzle clog is when an FDM 3D printer ‘s nozzle is partially or totally blocked, preventing smooth extrusion and leading to print (or even machine) failures.
To fix them, people have come up with scores of techniques, from using acupuncture needles to clear the nozzle to hot and cold pulls . But with all these techniques being so inexpensive, where does dedicated “cleaning filament” fit in?
Here, we’ll take a look at what cleaning filament is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to use it. Let’s get started! A reel of cleaning filament; you don’t need much (Source: knp3d.com ) Cleaning filament is an FDM material made specifically for nozzle cleaning. […]
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