3D printing Tips and tricks

  1. Manually turn off filament detection (Pro series)
    If for some reason the filament detection seems to fail (or in your situation it is not required or wanted), you can disable it manually via the manual control panel in FELIXbuilder. You basically...
  2. How to print flexible filament.
    Our 3d printers can in general handle flexible filaments. Depending on the amount of flexibility, you might need to take some extra precautions to print it well. These are general tips which should...
  3. Adjust the filament clamping mechanism (Pro series)
    The filament clamping mechanism consists of a spring that pushes an arm with a toothed wheel against the extruder driving wheel. The mechanism has an adjustable range in which it can clamp.The...
  4. Lower minimum extrusion temperature
    For safety reasons the minimum extrusion temperature for printing is set at 150 degC. In certain situation this value is too high. To change this value please take the following steps. Go to the...
  5. How to pause a print via Gcode
    In some cases it can be convenient to add a pause in the gcode of the print-file. For instance to manually add something to the print, like an insert or continue with a different color at a certain...
  6. Connect peripherals to the Pro 2 Touch, webcam and ethernet (LAN)
    If you have the pro 2 touch, you have the option to connect peripherals to the printer via USB. The touchscreen is basically a Linux PC, where you can connect several USB peripherals to. These are...
  7. decrease homing temperature of z-axis
    The z-axis homing requires an increased temperature 120 degC for the TEC 4, which causes a delay in some occassions. This is done to prevent damage to print surface in case there is some small blob...
  8. How to apply kapton tape
    Please see this video to see a best practice to apply kapton tape, which can be bought in our webshop. Tips and tricks: Use thicker kapton sheets > 0.15mm thick, allowing easier application...
  9. Clean hot-end, unclog hot-end
    The following methods can be used to unclog the hot-endA clogged hot-end can most of the times be cleaned. There are several methods to do so. The six most common methods are explained...
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