School 3D Printers

Printing the Future

Ensuring that you can always print

Machine downtime is common in schools. Here’s why.

The number one reason your school 3D printers stop working is stale filament.

Filament absorbs mositure from the atmosphere very quickly, within hours. This moisture then expands when heated in the hotend and causes clogging. Filament left for weeks, which can be common in schools, also becomes very brittle. Putting ‘wet’ or brittle filament through the hotend is just asking for trouble.

The Solution

  1. Use a drybox at all times. These keep your filament dry and protected from humidity and dust. If you have spare rolls, store these in large ziplock bags with dessecant moisture absorbers inside.
  2. Unload filament after use, cut off near drybox and leave a ‘tail’ of filament exposed to allow you to pull out more to load the printer next time you need it
  3. Load filament only when you need to do prints. cut off the ‘tail’ and discard, only loading dry filament.

Sounds like a bit of a hassle doesn’t it? Well if you implement this single process with your machines, we can say with lots of confidence that your machines will stay blockage free for much longer.

But if you want the best solution, we recommend the Bambu X1 Carbon with an Automatic Material System (AMS) attached. Read on to learn how Replace My Part’s 10 years of 3D Printer experience can advise, sell, install and maintain the best 3D printer for your school.

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