Is anyone using the Stratasys Objet30 Pro? We have one here and the heads are failing. Our support people told us to buy new ones ($1,400 each & we need 2 = $2,800) but we wanted to try cleaning them (a lot) instead. Anyone have success removing the heads and soaking them in a liquid that can clean out the gunk? Kerosene?
I think I’m just wasting time wiping the heads with alcohol and running Print Head Wizard. The printer is 2 years old. We ran Vero White for about 6 months and then Durus White for the remainder. We have less than 800 hours of use on the print heads. They should get about 2,000 hrs.
(I thought) I was diligent in wiping the heads with alcohol after builds and running it at least every other day but just learned that with Durus, we should have been cleaning the heads Before And After. And, I learned that I ought to put some pressure on the heads when I wipe them with the special cloths – and I learned that I should not scrub because little particles will get re-inserted; it’s just one wipe and then get a new part of the cloth. Wish I had known!
Anyone with ideas on how to clean rather than replace? Anyone tried and succeeded? Anyone tried and not succeeded? Anyone out there with an Objet 30 Pro - take my advice and clean it constantly! This website is pretty quiet wrt Objet but I thought I would try.
Thanks for any help. -JulianaA