Lubricant?

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SirLinhart
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Lubricant?

Postby SirLinhart » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:47 pm

Are there any details about how often the rails should be lubricated, and what with?

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Trhuster
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Re: Lubricant?

Postby Trhuster » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:53 pm

I use PTFE grease. And i apply it in very thin on the rods when it looks dirty. Clean off the old grease from the rods before applying the new grese.

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John@Raise3D
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Re: Lubricant?

Postby John@Raise3D » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:00 pm

Depends how much you are printing.
PTFE grease is recommended and please wipe out the old and dirty grease before applying the new grease.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby dhylands » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:11 pm

This is what I use on my CNC mill: http://sherline.com/product/7550-super- ... ic-grease/
It looks like it should work fine in my 3D printer as well.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby Charles » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:32 pm

I use the Super Lube as well, fairly cheap on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Super-Lube-21030- ... B000XBH9HI

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby timking » Sat May 07, 2016 7:06 pm

@John, does Raise3D recommend a pure PTFE lubricant such as $18.52USD for 1/2 ounce: http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Krytox-Gre ... TFE+grease or that says "with PTFE", such as $9.95USD for 3 ounces (1/12 the price of pure PTFE): http://www.amazon.com/Super-Lube-92003- ... TFE+grease

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby John@Raise3D » Sat May 07, 2016 11:17 pm

Both is ok to use. Before applying it, please wipe out the old lubricant.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby DarrenN2 » Mon May 30, 2016 2:39 pm

I think that the question of what grease to use has been answered, but what about the question of frequency or when to apply?

Is there a recommendation on applying new grease after a certain number of hours of printing?

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John@Raise3D
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Re: Lubricant?

Postby John@Raise3D » Mon May 30, 2016 3:36 pm

It depends on how often you are printing.
You can check it by pushing the extruder head around before every print. If feel higher resistance or hear screaming noise, then apply more lubricant.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby ram773d » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:12 am

is white lithium lube ok to use?

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Lubricant?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:14 am

We recommend PTFE lube, such like Super Lube.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby GoffyOne » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:52 am

I use white lithium grease with PTFE

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby Zettlinger » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:43 am

I have been printing for over 2 months now and still have not needed to lubricate though (as far as i know ;) )

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby kelsky » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:57 pm

John@Raise3D wrote:Depends how much you are printing.
PTFE grease is recommended and please wipe out the old and dirty grease before applying the new grease.


Is there documentation on the process? Sounds easy but then you say wipe out old grease. From where? Isnt the rods where you apply? Or did you mean wipe off?

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:08 am

Wipe out all the previous grease from the rod you want to apply new lube onto first. Then apply new lube.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby HMBR » Thu May 24, 2018 4:54 pm

Is this not a grease/lubrication nipple?
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Re: Lubricant?

Postby Alex M. » Thu May 24, 2018 4:58 pm

My first thought when I saw those is that they are the set screws holding the bearings in place.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby HMBR » Thu May 24, 2018 5:06 pm

it is - just tried it... So i guess greasing is only possible from the outside, where all the dust and dirt is collected...

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby MDVolle » Sun May 27, 2018 9:45 pm

Just a note to add to the collection;

I tried wiping out all my bearings and bushings and using spindle oil on the rods - this worked VERY well but required re-application on a regular basis - it worked better on the bushings than the SuperLube (mine has a mixture of bushings and bearings).

After a few months, I went back to SuperLube - it just required less effort and was less messy -

The whole chase started with a slightly noisy carriage and I think that the real problem was that some fine dirt had gotten into the head and when hot for long periods (printing 20 hours at 285C) it would get stiff.

Once everything was clean again, it seems to be perfectly fine with SuperLube - I have Krytox and use it frequently for things that require it, but the printer just doesn't seem to need that level (and cost) of lubricant - which is nice because SuperLube is a whole lot less expensive.

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Re: Lubricant?

Postby jetdillo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:08 pm

Should we also be using the same lubricant(PTFE) on the Z-screws ?


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