3D Printer Filament Cleaner

A simple yet effective cleaner.

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Using only foam and tape this filament cleaner helps clean off the outside of the filament and keeps dust from entering the extruder.
  • 1 × Blue Painters Tape 1 1/2" About 6" length
  • 1 × Air Return Duct Foam 1/2" A 3" by 2" section

  • Changing Filaments

    Leo Mahdessian06/03/2015 at 03:55 0 comments

    If you want to change your filament it would be easiest to remove the tape and get new tape to attach the foam to the new filament.

    Also don't forget to use a new piece of foam from time to time to replace the dirty one.

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  • 1
    Step 1

    Step 1:

    Rip a 6" length of Painters tape or some other tape of equal size. (Painters Tape worked fine for me.)

    Cut a 3" by 2" piece of foam out of a Air Return Filter.

  • 2
    Step 2

    Step 2:

    Wrap the foam around your filament long way around, and wrap the tape around the foam making sure to make it tight but not too tight that the filament will get stuck.

  • 3
    Step 3

    Step 3:

    Just position the foam so it is at the entrance to the cold end of your extruder and that's it.

    Fertig. Finshed.

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