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How to grease the Z-slide:

Time needed: Approximately 10 minutes

Maintenance frequency: Annually

Overview: Inside the Z-axis tower is a long-threaded metal rail called the Z-slide. This rail is attached to a motor and moves inside the printer. The Z-slide needs to be greased annually using white lithium grease. This keeps the Z-slide free of dust and debris and allows it to operate smoothly.

Prerequisites:

Step-by-step:

1. Add a small amount of lithium grease to the tip of a clean Q-Tip. 

2. Apply the grease to the Z-slide, starting towards the top and slowly moving down.

3. Tap Settings | Move & Calibration | Home in Envision One Control Software. The build platform housing moves down the Z-slide towards the material tray to the home position. The movement of the build platform evenly spreads the grease along the Z-slide.

4. Tap Zero in Envision One Control Software. The build platform housing moves up the Z-slide to zero position at the top of the Z-axis tower.

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