Axes Lubrication

Required Tools & Equipment

  • Krytox GPL 225 (high temperature grease)
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Foam brush (optional)

Turn the printer on. Deactivate the stepper motors by entering M84 in the terminal tab of the user interface.

Use a lint-free cloth or foam brush to apply the Krytox grease to the X and Y linear guides, spreading a thin layer across the entire length, and especially along the sides. Move the gantries along their full length to further distribute the grease.

Use the lint-free cloth to wipe off any excess grease that collects on the linear guide blocks.

Similarly for the Z axis, use a lint-free cloth or foam brush to apply a thin layer of grease along the length of the four linear shafts and the leadscrews.

Home XYZ, use the jog controls on the user interface to lower the Z axis to the bottom (630mm), and home once more to bring it to the top.

Krytox GPL 225 grease has been specifically selected for its chemical compatibility with motion components and high temperature resistance. The use of alternate products may damage your printer components and will void your warranty.

Last modified: August 12, 2019