There are several factors that will impact the lifetime of a hot end assembly which can lead to filament leakage.
Some of these factors are as follows:
Low-temperature (ABS) vs. high-temperature (PEEK): If you are printing at high-temperature most of the time, you can expect your hot end assembly to experience quicker wear.
All lubricants used on the AON3D machines have been tested for their chemical capability with respect to their specific motion components. The use of alternate lubricants may damage the AON3D machine components and void the warranty.
Specific instructions for lubricating the XYZ-axes are found in the Maintenance Guide.
|X/Y-Axes||Krytox™ GPL225 Grease|
|Z-Axis||SuperLube Silicone Lubricating Grease with Syncolon® PTFE Grease|
|Extruders||Loctite® LB 8042 or Permatex® 80345 white lithium Grease|
Please refer to the Maintenance Guide for recommendations on maintenance procedures.