To keep the machine operating properly, and to extend its service life, we recommend the following maintenance schedule.
The frequency at which you will need to perform preventive maintenance tasks will vary depending on how much you run the machine, the temperature you run it at, and if you use one or two toolheads. Your machine will require maintenance more often when operating consistently at high temperature. It will also require maintenance more often with a high number of printing hours.
The following schedule is based on an average printing time of 30 hours a week at a chamber temperature of 120°C or less.
|Clean the build chamber||X|
|Check linear rails, linear shafts, and lead screws for contaminants or debris||X|
|Tighten hot end cooling block set screw||X|
|Test hot end RTD||X|
|Check build plate||X|
|Check and adjust belt tensions||X|
|Check Y-idlers for smooth belt movement||X|
|Check wiper brush and wiper blade. Replace or adjust as needed.||X|
|Check for burnt halogen bulbs. Replace as needed. (AON-M2 2020 only)||X|
|Top up coolant||X|
|Check the Z-axis lubrication||X|
|Tighten microswitch screws||X|
|Check the perpendicularity of the X and Y gantries||X|
|Clean electrical enclosure fans||X|
|Clean and lubricate the XY-axes||X|
|Clean and lubricate the Z-axis||X|
|Clean and lubricate extruders||X|
|Drain and replace coolant. Clean cooling circuit as needed.||X|