M200 maintenance is very important to achieve high quality prints every time you use your machine. To keep your M200 efficient and clean, follow the maintenance guides connected with each section of the 3D printer.

Main

Main

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Cleaning the machine, its interior and surroundings, especially the bottom plate under the platform Before each printing
Cleaning the motherboard and the power supply unit from dust using compressed air. Every 100 working hours
Hotend

Hotend

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Checking if the extruder is not clogged with the material remains Before each printing
Removing the material remains Before each printing
Cleaning the nozzle After finishing one spool of material
Checking if the screws securing the Heater and Thermocouple are tightened Every 300 working hours
Platform

Platform

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Cleaning the perforated plate Before each printing
Checking the perforated plate for deformation Before each printing
Autocalibration Every 200 working hours
Cleaning the heatbed and the underside of the perforated plate Every 300 working hours
X/Y axes

X/Y axes

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Checking if the axes and the extruder guide rails are clean from material remains and dust Before each printing
Removing the material remains from the axes and the extruder guide rails Before each printing
Checking the tension of the drive belts on the X/Y axes Every 300 working hours
Checking the tension of the drive belts between the motors and the X/Y axes Every 300 working hours
Checking if the screws on the X/Y axes and the motors pulleys are tightened Every 300 working hours
Checking if the extruder moves freely when the printer is off Every 300 working hours
Lubricating the X/Y axes and the extruder guide rails Every 400 working hours
Extruder

Extruder

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Checking if the screws securing the hotend are not loose
and, if necessary, tightening them
Every 300 working hours
Removing the material remains and lumps from the extruder Every 300 working hours
Checking if the fans are working Every 300 working hours
Z axis

Z axis

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Checking if the Z-axis screw and rails are clean from material remains Before each printing
Checking if the screws and nuts are properly secured
NOTE: Due to design characteristics, the screws securing the Z-axis screw nut cannot be fully tightened!
Every 300 working hours
Lubricating the Z axis and rails Every 400 working hours

Lifespan of particular components

The table shows an approximate lifespan of parts that are exposed to natural wear and tear. In order to maintain the printer in good condition and to provide the highest priting quality, it’s advisable to replace particular components after an appropriate period of time indicated in the table.

Nozzle Hotend Perforated Plate v2 Extruder Cable Heater and Thermocoupler Extruder Fans 40×40
Every 250 working hours Every 350 working hours Every 700 working hours Every 500 working hours (when using Printed Extruder Cover v2) Every 400 working hours Every 500 working hours

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