Maintenance Lube for 3D Printer and CNC Machine Fully Synthetic Oil w/ PTFE Reduces wear, friction and noise Lube3D

Lube 3D is the first and so far only Maintenance Oil specifically for 3D Printers and other CNC machines. This offer includes a 1 Oz bottle of Lube 3D with a locking safety cap and has a small droplet applicator built in. The content of this bottle will last you more than one year even if you apply Lube 3D every week! This Oil is fully synthetic and uses PTFE (Teflon (R)) particles for best lubrication properties for metal on metal friction. This helps in reducing noise and wear on linear bearings, lead screws, and any other metal-to-metal and metal-to-plastic friction application. It is advised to clean the guide rods and lead screws of your 3D printer and other CNC equipment every 7-14 days of active use, but at least once a month! Application Procedure: Clean up: If you see dust and debris sticking to you guide rods, use a soft cloth or a paper towel to remove dirt gently. 1. Apply a few drops of Lube 3D on both sides of the linear bearing and male and female parts of your lead screw assembly. 2. Be careful to apply a small amount of Lube 3D, don’t let it drip into your machine. 3. Move the bearing or lead screw slowly over the freshly applied lubricant. Ideally, the lubrication film is so thin that you can only barely see it. 4. Remove any oil drips 5. Repeat every 7-14 days or when necessary

Product Features

  • First Lubricant Specifically for 3D Printers and CNC Machines
  • Fully Synthetic High Viscosity Oil with Suspended PTFE Particles
  • Non-Toxic, Non-Corrosive, Waterproof, Food-Grade
  • Easy Application with Built-in Droplet Applicator in Bottle
  • Safety Cap to Reduce Risk of Accidental Opening and Tampering

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New 3D Printing Technique – Friction Welding

Even though 3D printers can fabricate complex shapes that would be nearly impossible to mill, they are not well suited to designs requiring bridging or with large empty spaces. To overcome this, [Scorch] has applied an easy plastic welding technique that works with both ABS and PLA. All you need is a rotary tool.

Friction welding” is the process of rubbing two surfaces together until the friction alone has created enough heat to join them. Industrially, the method is applied to joining large, metal workpieces that would otherwise require a time-consuming weld. In 2012, [Fran] reminded us of a toy from decades ago that allowed children to plastic weld styrene using friction. This modified method is similar to stick welding in that a consumable filler rod is added to the molten joint. Inspired by our coverage of [Fran], [Scorch] experimented and discovered that a stick of filament mounted into a Dremel works just as well for joining 3d prints.

That is all there is to it. Snip off a bit of filament, feed it into your rotary tool, and run a bead to join parts and shapes or do repairs. Friction welded plastic is shockingly strong, vastly superior to glued plastic for some joints. Another tool for the toolbox. See the videos below for [Scorch]’s demo.

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