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Since the RepRap and Open Source movement was born in 2005 with the appearance of Dr. Adrian Bowyer's 3D FDM printer, which could be built by itself almost entirely, this sector has evolved a lot to this day. In this article we will talk about 3D printers and components that were key at the time to achieve successful parts.
Technologically speaking, 3D printers are among the most advanced and futuristic devices that we currently have. As access to these equipments is becoming easier and cheaper, there are various areas and sectors that are betting on this technology.
The world of manufacturing prototypes in metal alloys and small series manufacturing has advanced a lot thanks to 3D printing technology. However, there are some traditional techniques that have not disappeared, but evolved.
The main causes that cause a jam in the extruder are the use of low quality materials, impurities lodged in the filament due to poor storage or use in temperatures outside the range recommended by the manufacturer. To solve jams in the nozzle we recommend using this methods.
The nozzle of a 3D printer, like any element that is in contact (friction) with another material, presents a wear with the use, which varies depending on the material of the nozzle and the type of filament used. Know how to detect that the wear is accused and it is necessary to replace the nozzle.
One of the big doubts that arise to users of 3D printing is what are the differences between the different types of nozzles available in the market, which ones to use on each occasion, and what use and maintenance tips should be considered. Discover the main characteristics by which nozzles are classified and recommendations to choose the best nozzle according to your needs.
The main question that a user must do when it comes to getting started in 3D printing is: What use will the 3D printer have? This first question is easy to answer, since each user should be clear if he needs the 3D printer for professional or domestic use.