Is your 3D printer suffering from neglect? Often times printer vendors make it sound like all you have to do is plug in and print, but the Application Engineers at TriMech know better. See our tips below on keeping your PolyJet printer operating at peak performance levels.
If you have further questions about why or how to perform these maintenance tasks, please contact our support team.
|After Every Print Job||Clean the Print Heads, Roller & Build Tray||Help maintain the accuracy of prints and keep the printer working at optimum performance|
|Daily||Clean and Inspect the Wiper||
Promotes print head longevity
|Daily||Check Temperature Indicator & Cooling Fans||Make sure filters are venting properly to prevent head overheating|
|Daily||Clean UV Lamps||Prevent material from adhering to lamp|
|Weekly||Perform the Pattern Test||Checks to make sure that there are no blocked nozzles, for better part quality|
|Weekly||Restart the Printer and Server||Negates spooling errors between printer and server|
|Weekly||Check Waste Container||If full, empty to prevent overflow|
|Monthly||Clean the Roller Waste Collector||Prevent excess material overflow|
|Monthly||Check the Alignment of the Print Heads||Keep the model and support heads aligned during printing|
|Every Six Months||Replace the Roller Waste Collector||Cleans excess material off of the roller|
|Every 500 Hours||Calibrate the Load Cells||Maintain accurate material counts|
|Every 1000 Hours||Visit by Authorized Service Engineer||Preventative maintenance including in-depth analysis of special calibrations, mechanical defects and software uprgrades|
|Once a Year||Inspect the Activate Carbon Order Filter, and Replace If Necessary||
*only on desktop models
Print out the Stratasys 3D printer maintenance cheat sheet and place it close to any 3D printer at your facility. Taking the time to perform these simple and routine steps will prevent costly down time and repairs.
For questions, dont hesitate to call 1-888-TRIMECH to find solutions to your printer woes.