Maintenance FAQs

What is the expected lifetime of a heater block assembly?

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:

  • The print temperature(s) used.
  • Print speeds and other settings include leaving the machine at temperature for too long, incorrect print settings, and/or printing at incorrect print speeds.

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.

What types of lubricants should I use on my AON3D machine?

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

What kind of regular maintenance does AON3D recommend?

Please refer to the Maintenance Guide for recommendations on maintenance procedures.

Last modified: September 1, 2022