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Hello,

I wanna ask you about the cleaning of the machine. Is it possible to get the screw out of the machine to clean it thoroughly.

Thanks in advance. 

Best regards,
Gallio

Have a nice Day

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Hi All,

From now on it is possible to request the 'screw removal guide' from the following page.
Taking out the screw can be very tricky and is performed at your own risk. 

It is recommended to clean the machine by purging it thoroughly first. When this does not result in the desired result you can decide to remove the screw.

If you have any questions or doubts about the procedure feel free to contact service@3devo.com 

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Hello Gallio,

It is possible to take out the screw, however the machine is not designed to do this easily, since the screw can also be properly cleaned using purging compound. Taking out the screw can be very tricky, and if it is not done properly there is the risk of damaging parts.

If you still want to take out the screw and you think you will manage, I can send you a step-by-step manual for this as well.

With kind regards,

Timo

Best regards,

Timo

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Hello,

Thanks a lot again. Since we are experimenting with a lot of materials and formulations, purging after each extrusion will consume time and a lot of devoclean. Besides, some degradation products may be integrated in the new filament. So, a thorhough cleaning may be necessary. It would be if you could send us the step by step manual to take out the screw.

 

Best regards,
Gallio

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Hello Gallio,

 

Purging after every extrusion indeed takes time, but this is a good way in upholding the machines’ performance and preventing contamination. And if it is done properly, the screw does not have to be taken out every time (which is very time consuming).

However, I have sent you the manual to your email, please let me know if you have further questions about it or are unsure about something.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Timo

Best regards,

Timo

@timo hi, can I also receive this manual? Thank you in advance!

 

@artsem080 Hi, I just sent you an e-mail with the info! 😊 

Kind regards,

Timo

 

@timo

Hi, could you please send me the manual to remove the screw, too?

I also wonder how you should switch nozzles. It took us a lot of effort to remove the original nozzle, and we couldn't put the removed nozzle back any more. What's worse was that we didn't screw the new nozzle tight enough, it dropped off during the extrusion. The outlet area is totally contaminated by polymers. We couldn't clean it when it's melted because it's too hot. It's also too hard to clean when it's cooled. Do you have any suggestion?

 

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Hi, @louis

could you send me manual for remove EXTRUDER screw? 

Jirka

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Hi,

 

Please send the manual for the extruder screw removal, thanks.

 

Best,

Ryan

Hello @rybai_alertgy ,

Thank you for your participation.
I just sent you an email containing additional information.

Please feel free to reach out if you need any further help !

Hi @louis,

 

Following up on an inquiry our tech sent via email yesterday, 8/11/2020.

 

Thanks for sending procedure, our team was able to get the Composer 450 completely cleaned out and reassembled. However, a new issue has arisen where we get an error 'Extruder motor or encoder problem' when our team tries to run devo mid temp clean through.

 

It is important to note that the screw is able to rotate freely when there is no material in the barrel, but as soon as we put material in the hopper and the barrel is loaded, the error above appears. The barrel and screw doesn't seem to be the issue, as our team thoroughly cleaned both of them and were able to rotate the screw by hand in the barrel. The encoder ring also seems to be fine since it didn't have any issues prior to any material being added. Our team believes that there may be an issue with the motor, please advise on how we can troubleshoot the issue as we desire to get back to our experiment ASAP.

 

Best,

Ryan

The issue has been resolved since my last post, the Composer 450 was disassembled again and the encoder ring was more thoroughly cleaned and it resolved the issue I described above.

 

Best,

Ryan

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@louis Hallo Louis, 

could we please have the manual for the screw removal as well? A thorough cleaning besides Devoclean is needed for our screw.

With kind regards,

Roxane

Hi Roxane ( @amp ),

Thank you for reaching out as well 😉 

My answer to you is exactly the same as the one I sent to Andrew.

If you have any questions, please let me know !

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Hello @andrew_h ,

Thank you very much for your message.

I just sent you an email with guides and also warnings.
I recommend you (and all our customers 😉 ) to be very careful with this operation.
Please consult my email and let me know if you have any doubts, before starting the operation.

Please keep me up to date !

Best regards,
Louis

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Hallo @louis, I also would like a copy of the screw removal guide. Thanks in advance

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Hallo @louis,

could you send me the step-by-step guide for removing the screw? Thank you in advance.

 

With kind regards,

 

Tarik Kara

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Hello,

can I receive the guide for screw removal operations?
Thanks in advance

kind regards

Stefano

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@louis Can I gen instruction for screw removal? our extruder stopped during extrusion and "extruder motor or encoder problem" error appeared. I suspect that screw is stuck so we want to clean everything.

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hello @louis it's possible to send me the guide for removal the screw please?

Thank you Arnaud

Hello Arnaud  @arno3dprint  ,

I am sorry I was very slow to reply to you this time 😉 
I just sent you an email. 

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you

@louis thank you Louis 

no worry for the reply time, you are the  best 😉🙂

Thank you so much @arno3dprint  !

This positive feedback is very motivating 😉 

Timo and I are doing our best to try and help all our customers achieve good results.

Always a pleasure to assist !

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@louis

I will be experimenting with various filament blends and may need to do a more thorough clean of the extruder screw in between blends. Could you please send me a copy of the extruder screw removal manual please?

Sincerely,

Jason

Hello Jason @jsummers  ,

Thank you for participating here !

I just sent you an email with more info (and warnings 😉 ).

Because this can be of interest to all our users, I would like to remind that removing the screw and cleaning the Filament Makers are difficult operations. 
We prefer, by far, to work with purge materials : 
- typically Devoclean MidTemp EZ (below 300°C, for 95% of all thermoplastics) at the end of each extrusion session. This is a mandatory step. 
- once in while, or when working above 300°C, we perform a very potent purge with Devoclean HighTemp

By doing this thorgouhly, we have not noticed any contamination issues. 
More info here : https://support.3devo.com/purging-your-filament-maker/

That being said, I wish you good luck in removing/cleaning the screw. 
Please let me know how that goes and/or if I can assist with anything else

Hello @louis could i recieve the manual on how to remove the screw? A small metal bit was dropped into the screw and i need to remove it. Thank you

- Hans

Hello @louis Did you recieve my email with the information you asked for?

 

best regards

Hans

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