Remember to clean the nozzle with acetone every time you finish one spool of material.
Maintenance work should be regular in order to keep the printer in good condition and achieve high quality prints every time.
To avoid problems with extrusion, remember to check if the extruder is not blocked with material remains. Do it before each new print.
Clean the perforated plate before each print. Be careful not to damage the plate and its connectors as it can result in losing the conductivity between the extruder and the perforated plate.
Check the perforated plate for deformation before each print.
Remember to clean the perforated plate every 200 working hours.
Check if the axes are clean from material remains before each print. Material residues can cause problems with the movement of the extruder along the X, Y and Z axes.
Make sure to check if the drive belts on X and Y axes are tensioned every 300 working hours.
X and Y axes rails lubrication should take place every 250-500 working hours.
Check if the screws securing the hotend are tightened every 300 working hours.
Check if the fans in your printer are working properly every 400 working hours.
Before each print, check if the Z-axis screw is clean from material remains.
Remember that the new version of the motherboard in M200 doesn’t require using extruder cable with an adapter, whereas the old version does. Make sure to use proper cable to avoid extruder PCB or motherboard damage.
Platform calibration is necessary if you run the printer for the first time and every time you start a large print. Platform calibration must take place after platform maintenance.
Always use the newest versions of Z-Suite and Firmware. You will find them in the download section.
Be sure to use the latest version of the hotend while printing with new Z-materials.
If any deformed elements start to appear during the printing process (for example hanging threads of material), it means inadequate SUPPORT settings in Z-Suite - you have set a SUPPORT angle which is not sufficient for a given model.
It is important to consider the possibility of shrinking and warping while designing a model. Such defects are mainly caused by different physical properties of each material.