3d printer air filter - Prusa MK2(S)

update Updated: 11/15/2018

Zimpure - Prusa MK2(S) instructions build


update The instructions detailed below are the same for the following 3D Printers: MK3, MK2 and MK2S. If you have a 3D Printer on which this suction head fits, please tell us and we will add it to our compatibility list.



  • Step 1. Print the adapters


    For the Prusa MK2(S), you will need to print these files, already oriented as needed. Here are a few recommendations for printing: 

    File Material Layer Height Supports Infill Download
    STLMK2MK3SuctionHead_pne0RzH.STL ABS 0.1 NO HIGH
    file_download

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    This is your last print without Zimpure!

  • Step 2.Installation of the MK2(S) Suction Head - Overview

    Because the new blowers of the Prusa are very powerful, we recommend to turn then down at 50% of their power to keep a good suction flow. As you can see on the rendering below, only one 3D printed part is needed to install Zimpure on your 3D printer. The holding is made using the plastic housing of the PINDA probe and with the right screw of the blower.

    MK2(S)/imgStep/MK2/MK3SuctionHead.jpg
  • Step 3.Installation of the suction head - Screws

    Unscrew the right screw of your blower, slide the suction head on the pinda probe as shown on the picture below, and re screw your blower screw. The nuts are going inside the suction head.

    MK2(S)/imgStep/MK2/Montage-Step1.jpg
  • Step 4. Operating Instruction

    Here you go, your Zimpure is ready to filter! First, depending on the cooling fan you’re using, you could have to lower it to have a suction rate efficient enough.

    Please note that you need to turn your Zimpure ON only after than your MK2(S) has started to print. Please verify how the beginning of the first layer goes. You are now all set up to print safely, without any toxic emissions. Happy safe printing!