Suggested Lubricant for N2?

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Suggested Lubricant for N2?

Postby Casale8 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:55 pm

Raise3D N2, suggested lubricant for the slides?

In advance, feedback greatly appreciated.
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Re: Suggested Lubricant for N2?

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Re: Suggested Lubricant for N2?

Postby Jetguy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:43 pm

Can be found in many US hardware stores and online at Amazon and others.
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Re: Suggested Lubricant for N2?

Postby Charles » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:40 am

Jetguy, I thought that you suggested not lubing the rods a while back. Something about the bearings should already be internally lubed?
Can you clarify? I just want to be sure. Were you referring to the rods or some other parts that we should not lub?

thank you!

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Re: Suggested Lubricant for N2?

Postby Michael.P@Raise3D » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:11 am

The Lubricant that was linked by Jetguy is the correct one we prefer to use on the printers.
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Re: Suggested Lubricant for N2?

Postby Jetguy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:56 am

My comment on not lubing is specific to the outer ring of rods that both turn and the slider blocks slide on. The reason is, those (at least on my printers) are graphite lubricated. The central "X" crossing rods have ball linear bearings riding on them and thus do require lubrication.
The vertical smooth Z rods and ball screws area all ball bearings rolling elements so they too should get some lube.

So technically everything is lubed, some things are dry lube (graphite) all ball bearing based systems are greased.

The dry lube part is different from what Raise 3D ships the printer with (my rods- all of them) were literally so caked with grease from the factory it was near dripping off. I used nearly a roll of paper towels and then lint free rags to clean the machine to my standards when I got it.
Again, Raise 3D says use that grease on all rods.
Me, I knew some things specific to my bearings and disagree, but for the point of warranty and tech support- probably should follow what they say and just use superlube everywhere.

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Re: Suggested Lubricant for N2?

Postby Jetguy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:01 am

If you want to dig into the discussion on dry lubed VS grease, here is that thread.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1292&p=11884&hilit=graphite#p11884

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Re: Suggested Lubricant for N2?

Postby Casale8 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks JetGuy and MichaelP.
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