Floss™ Superior Cleaning Filament
- Cleans out all residual materials from your nozzle
- Works from 170C-280C+
- Supplied in 50g amounts
- We recommend you use 0.5m at a time, sometimes a few inches will do the trick.
Floss™ cleaning filament is designed to save you time.
If you’ve been 3D printing for any length of time, it’s likely you’ve experienced at least one clogged extruder nozzle. And if you have, you’ll know unblocking one can be a pain in the neck (and often doesn’t completely solve the issue).
No need for a nozzle cleaning kit. A better solution is to ensure you take the necessary precautions to ensure the nozzle doesn’t block in the first place. One of course is to use good quality filament, the second is to ensure you clean the nozzle frequently.
You see every time you change a material in your 3D printer, you need to ensure the nozzle is perfectly clean. When changing from a low temperature material like PLA, to a medium temperature like ABS, usually the lower temp filament will be flushed out once the hotter material has run through. However, this isn’t always the case, and you can find some residue of the other material coming out later and embedding in your print.
You also run the risk of cooking the lower temperature filament in the nozzle, building up carbon or risking clogging it up while you print with the higher temperature material. You may have noticed different colours or black specks in your prints after changing materials in the past.
An even riskier problem is changing from a higher temperature material, down to a lower temp filament. Here you have the real risk of residue of the previous material not melting correctly, and lodging in the extruder. It’s then only a matter of time before it will clog up, as the new lower nozzle temperature will not be able to flush out the previous higher temperature material.
It’s therefore essential that your nozzles are kept clean. If you change materials frequently, using a good quality cleaning filament is essential. If you print using the same material overtime and never change, you won’t need to use cleaning filament as often, but it’s still important to use occasionally to ensure everything is clean. Especially if you’re running nozzles thinner than the standard 0.4mm.
Our cleaning filament Floss™ is specifically designed to flush out all other materials, residue and carbon deposits from inside your extruder nozzle. It does this by being a complex blend of a high adhesive quality, to absorb and remove residual filament, yet very smooth flowing to ensure it never clogs your nozzle.
Floss™ is designed to work well with stubborn high temperature filaments, and demonstrates excellent heat stability; operating over a resilient wide range of temperatures. From around 150C up to 280C+.
We suggest using approximately 0.5m-1m (on 1.75mm machines) or around 0.3m (on 3mm and 2.85mm machines) of Floss™ each time you change material in your printer. This ensures no build up or left over material can be left behind. Alternatively if you don’t often change materials run the same amount of Floss™ through periodically, around once every 200-300 printing hours depending on the quality of filament you usually print with.
We sell Floss™ Cleaning Filament in 50g amounts, which should easily clean your nozzles 20-40 times. If you require Floss™ in larger spools, please contact us.
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