Articles of maintenance

Aftershock of the fix

Was not a long term fix


A week. After a short week the new hotend broke. Literally.

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2015. 10. 01

The first time we had to fix our newer printer

It had been working without problem for ten months

fixing the new printer

We had been using our new printer for ten months when the filament stuck in it.

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2015. 09. 27

Trying out nylon

The third material we used for printing

printing with nylon

After our usual PLA and ABS we tried a new material: nylon.

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2015. 08. 07

The old printer works again

After replacing the hotend and the heated bed the old printer back in prime condition again

the old printer works again

We had several problems with our old printer, but we solved all of them one by one.

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2015. 03. 25

The happenings of the last few days

We had been busy recently

new hotend

Cooling problems, new hotend and an unexpected accident. All within three days.

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2015. 02. 09

Hotend problem again

We still have problems with the old printer

hotend problem, again

We rarely printed with the old printer recently, because we had problems with it.

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2015. 01. 26

We are trying to fix our printer

We are suffering from the longest unsuccessful printing period of our almost two years of history

still repairing

It has been almost two months since we had a successful print. We have been suffering from different problems since then.

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2014. 09. 20

New filament holder

We had problems with the old holder at the end of the roll

filament holder

We had problems with the old filament holder when the roll was almost empyt, because it wasn't heavy enough. When we found a simple filament holder solution on Thingiverse we decided to try it.

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2014. 08. 31

Replacing the old pusher

It was time

replaced pusher

We finally replaced the old pusher which was already pretty worn.

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2014. 07. 03

We fixed the printer - before the replacement arrived

It might be a temporary solution, but at least we can print


Although the replacement hotend did not arrive yet we found a solution for our problem.

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2014. 05. 06

We cannot print - again

This time the hotend's power resistor died

heater block with the dead resistor

We didn't have any problem with the printer recently - now we have.

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2014. 04. 29

A bit of a problem again

The pusher needs to be replaced

broken gear

Recently we saw several times that the pusher stuck. It turned out the problem was not the power of the motors this time.

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2014. 04. 08

First printings from ABS

Fine tuning of the ABS printing

results of the ABS printing

We spent the whole weekend trying to set up our printer for ABS printing.

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2014. 02. 09

Problems again

Serious issues again

the victim

A not so short story where we started with a small problem which quickly turned into a big issue.

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2013. 12. 24

Finally printing on heated bed!

After weeks of waiting and building our heated bed is ready

the first test print using the kapton tape

After more then a month of waiting the kapton tape has arrived. And now we have everything to fully use our printer with the heated bed. Hurray!

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2013. 12. 07

Upgrading our printer

Heated bed and other improvements

the heated bed

We are upgrading our printer right now by setting up a heated bed. This will help to print without the double sided tape and finally being able to print from ABS.

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2013. 11. 17

We started to build our second printer

Yes, we print our next printer


We suspected for quite some time that one printer is not enough. Now, we know.

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2013. 10. 03

Progress in the last few week

Yet another set of issues with the printer


After we fixed the issue with the main board another set of problems arrived...

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2013. 08. 23

We solved the problem!

We panicked a little, but fortunately we could solve the problem

The board dis-assembled

With lots of constructive help from our friends we finally found and solve the problem of the electric board.

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2013. 08. 05

Yet another maintenance - with a twist

Cleaning the hobbed bar and replacing the pusher motor

cleaning the pusher

After some debate we decided there could be only two reasons of the regular stuck of the filament: the hobbed bar and the weak pusher motor. It turned out we were wrong...

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2013. 07. 30

Yet another maintenance

The new heater block has arrived

The new heater block

When the new heater block has arrived we could start to install it and of course made some other necessary maintenance.

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2013. 07. 14

Recent problems

We have some serious problems with the printer, that's why there is the silence from us in the last few weeks


We have a few ongoing serious problems which prevent from printing right now.

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2013. 07. 06

Lizard and other news

Recent news and the lizard


We still have some difficulties with the printer: we tried the printing with the white filament again, fast printing and other recent news.

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2013. 04. 11

A planned, but not planned maintenance

How we spent the afternoon on Easter Sunday


A little problem turned into huge because we always postponed a long needed maintenance.

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2013. 04. 01

On sale