When it comes to a 3D printer’s extruder, it is inevitable, that at some point you will experience the unspeakable event of having your extruder nozzle clog or gum up. There are many methods of trying to clear the clogs, and remove the gummed up material from a 3D printers extruder, however, very few methods really work all that well.
One of the more reliable methods of clearing gunk from your nozzle, is using nylon filament, which is extruded at 200C, and then reduced to 135C to allow it to harden and soak up all the gunk in the extruder. However, even this is not a fool proof method.
Esun, a China based company which was founded back in 2002, has come up with a specialized filament, which has one purpose; to clean that clogged or gummed up 3D printer extruder. Just announced last week, this new filament is said to “directly remove residual material inside the printer”, and it can be “applied to the switching transition between two materials, to prevent degradation of low temperature material and residual plug of high temperature material”.
The filament may be used for regular mantenance of the 3D printer’s extruder, according to the company. The product ships in rods, rather than spools, like those of traditional 3D printing filaments. It has excellent heat stability, and can be used with your extruder set between 150C – 260C.
While Esun doesn’t say what the material is made up of. There is a good chance that it is a nylon-like material. You can purchase this cleaning filament via the Esun website. It comes in packages of 100 rods, that are 150mm long, and are made for 3D printers that use 1.75mm filament. Pricing details will be provided upon contacting the company, depending on the amount ordered.
What do you think? Is this cleaning filament something you would consider purchasing? Have you had bad clogs in the past? Discuss in the Esun Cleaning Filament thread on 3DPB.com
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on all the latest news from the 3D printing industry and recieve information and offers from thrid party vendors.
You May Also Like
“We Have Limitless Opportunities to Fuel Growth” Says Randy Altschuler after Xometry’s Q2 Earnings
The last few years have been rough for the capital market. Between the Covid-related economic slowdown, inflation’s impact on stock returns, and an ongoing war in Ukraine, the stock market...
Metal 3D Printing Firm Velo3D Announces Impressive Q2 Earning
US financial markets appear to be in a state of limbo. For one thing, there are few clear opinions circulating concerning the question as to whether the American economy is,...
3D Printing News Unpeeled, Live with Joris Peels Thursday 11th of August
Today we’re going to discuss 3D printed sunglasses from Givenchy, 3D printing drone swarms, more sustainable 3D printing materials for buildings by ORNL, 3D printing earnings season and more.
3D Printing News Unpeeled, Live with Joris Peels – Wednesday 10th of August
Today we’re going to discuss 3D printed razors, CERN and more in this live cast of the 3D Printing news.