On-boarding guide

This guide will get you started with your new Filament Maker, and provide you with all the necessary information to get the best experience possible.

Extruder screw is NOT rotating

In this article is described what what could cause the screw not to move and how you can solve this.

Extruder screw is rotating, but NO output

In this article is described what could be the cause that there is no output even though the screw is turning.

Output rate varies

In this article is described what could cause the output to vary and how you can solve it.

Lower output than expected

In this article is described what could cause a low output and how this can be fixed.

Devovision shows wrong values

In this article is described what to do when devovision presents wrong values.

Inconsistent filament diameter

In this article is described what to do when Devovision presents a inconsistent filament diameter.

Nozzle build-up

In this article is described what nozzle build-up is and how it can be prevented.

Troubleshooting: bumps/particles in filament

bumps or small particles are sometimes visible on the produced filament. In this article is described what could cause this bumps and how you can fix it.

Output too low or tin

In this article is described what to do when the output of material is too low.

Waving/Curling filament

In this article is described what could cause a polymer to start waving between the nozzle and the IR sensor. This article will also cover the possible solutions.

Polymer degradation

In this article is described what could cause a polymer to degrade while being processed on the Filament Maker.

Abnormal smoke production

In this article is described what could cause abnormal smoke production and how you can solve this issue.

Output is too liquid

In this article is described what could cause the output of material to be too liquid and how to solve this.

Filament Maker maintenance: replacing the nozzle

Changing the nozzle of the machine does not have to be done very often by default. The nozzle should be changed when it is fully of partially clogged, dirty, or when a different size of nozzle is required.

Guide: Material selection – Choosing the right polymer

Properties and processability should both be taken into account when selecting your 3d printing material.

Guide: purging your Filament Maker

The purging process-walkthrough for upholding your extruder’s performances.

Recycling PEEK: extrusion walkthrough from regrind to filament

Our experiences with the recycling of shredded polyether ether ketone (PEEK). Starting with a batch of PEEK regrind, we adjust the extrusion settings for optimal filament quality.

Recycling PLA: extrusion walkthrough from regrind to filament

Our experiences with the recycling of shredded PLA. The goal was to produce 2.85mm filament and assess its quality. The influence of drying the regrind before extruding it was also analyzed.

Filament Maker Firmware updates

Here you will find all the firmware updates that we have released for the Filament Maker up to today. Loading the latest version is very important to keep getting good extrusion results.

Recycling PET bottles into filament: shredding and extrusion walkthrough

Our experiences with the extrusion of PET bottles into 3D printing filament: shredding and extrusion walkthrough. In this study we prepare the PET bottles, shred them, and perform several adjustment steps to find the optimal extrusion settings. The quality of the filament is analyzed.
Colored Filament

PLA colored filament: extrusion walkthrough using masterbatches

This extrusion walkthrough shows how PLA colored filament can be produced using virgin PLA pellets and masterbatch pellets which contain pigments.

Guide: purging/cleaning the Filament Maker – Full version

The purging process-walkthrough for upholding your extruder’s performances.

Diagnosing faulty heaters on the Filament Maker

If you think your heaters are faulty, our Service team might ask you to perform a heater diagnosis.

Filament Maker maintenance: replacing the nozzle

Changing the nozzle of the machine does not have to be done very often by default. The nozzle should be changed when it is fully of partially clogged, dirty, or when a different size of nozzle is required.

Filament Maker reparation: replacing heaters

If one or more of the heaters of your Filament Maker have been diagnosed faulty, our Service team might send you a new heater or set of heaters. This guide will show you how to replace the heaters of your Filament Maker.

Machine Packaging

Logging alternative

In this article is explained how Arduino can be used as an alternative to log your extrusion data.

Thermocouple Replacement

Thermocouple Error Fix

Removing the Top Hood

Quick walkthrough on how to get access to the inside of the Filament Maker.