Smart filament sensors are placed in the extruder and can also be used to monitor operation of many industrial and laboratory devices. This reduces human error and cost in processing, and productivity is dramatically increased.
What causes filament breakage?
filament breakage can be caused by a variety of factors, from human error to mechanicalissues. Here are a few of the most common causes: – exceeding the recommended printing temperature – insufficient filament quality (poor filament composition, low printing speed, etc) – print mesh or fabric overhangs filament – failing to retract or remove the extruder nozzle after each print job – not cleaning the printer correctly
Troubleshooting a broken filament
Problem: I printed a new object and the filament suddenly broke. What could be wrong?
How does BigTreetech smart filament sensor improve printing quality?
For anyone who prints frequently, the quality of the print can often be a determining factor in whether or not they will continue to do so. Many people turn to 3D printing for its ability to create objects from digital designs, but many times the quality of the end product is still questionable. The main culprit is often either filament spool inconsistency or poor print accuracy due to inaccurate positioning on the printer’s build platform. BigTreetech has developed a smart filament sensor that is designed to alleviate these issues. The sensors use an infrared light to measure the consistency and accuracy of each filament spool as it is being used, ensuring that every print is of high quality. This eliminates any chance for filament spool inconsistency or inaccuracy, ultimately giving users consistent and accurate prints every time.
Smart filament breaks the deadlock of filament jams and extrusion failures
Technology has penetrated deep into countless aspects of our lives. With the advent of 3D printing, one of the most prominent applications has been the production of low-cost, high-quality 3D printer filament. However, filament jams and extrusion failures remain a persistent challenge for 3D printing enthusiasts. Traditionally, this has been due to filament breaking loose from the spool or getting caught in the printer’s feed mechanism. Here at BigTreetech, we’ve come up with a unique solution to this problem – our smart filament sensor. This device is specifically designed to detect when filament is breaking free and help you prevent these inconvenient incidents from occurring in the first place. Simply attach the smart filament sensor to your spool of filament and let it do its job. The sensor will automatically detect when a break occurs in your strand and alert you accordingly via an LED notification light. Not only will this help you avoid frustrating filament jams and extrusion failures, but it will also keep your print quality high by preventing substandard prints from being produced due to broken strands of filament. If you’re looking for a reliable way to prevent these issues from arising,
Attaching the BigTreetech device to your 3d printer
BigTreetech filament sensor is great for 3d printing. It can detect the material used in your 3d printer and then will alert you when it’s time to change the material.
Useful tools to detect filament failure: pull test and breakout force
The filament failure detection market is heating up as more and more 3D printers start using filament supplied by the manufacturers in a thicker diameter. The pull test and breakout force are two tools that have been gaining popularity among 3D printer owners to detect early failure in filaments. The pull test measures the force required to pull the extruder’s filament out of the nozzle. An increase in this force can indicate a problem with the filament’s adhesion to the nozzle or spool, which could lead to early failure. Filament breakout force is also a useful indicator for filament reliability. This measure is taken by putting a weight on top of the filament and measuring how much pressure it takes to break the threading. If there is less pressure required than expected, then the filament may be weaker and prone to breaking.
Sample project that uses BigTreetech Smart Filament Sensor
This sample project shows how to use the BigTreetech Smart Filament Sensor to measure a distance. This is a simple example but can be expanded on to create more complex projects.
The bigtree tech smart filament sensor is a power efficient and easy to use infrared thermometer that helps monitor cold chain readiness. Once installed, this device sends real-time readings to your smartphone or tablet making it easy to check the temperature of your items while they’re in transit. If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable way to keep tabs on your cold chain, the bigtree tech smart filament sensor is worth checking out.