3D Printer Wipes & Supplies for Cleaning Extruder Nozzles, 3D Printer Beds, and 3D Printed Products.
Our 3D Printing Wipes & Cleaning Supplies have applications across a wide array of 3D printing environments from hobbyists, to commercial production environments, to some of the worlds most advanced 3D bioprinting laboratories & research facilitates. We offer critically low-linting and high performing 3D printer wipes compatible with virtually every type of 3D printer including: Polylactic Acid Filament (PLA), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing(DLP), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Electronic Beam Melting (EBM), Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), and 3D Bio Printers. In addition, we serve a number of diffrent segments within the 3D Printing Industry including consumer goods, healthcare, medical plastics, commercial products, automotive, medical device, aerospace, pharmaceutical plastics, food processing, biotechnology, and the molding industry.
Cleaning 3D Printer Nozzles
Read about cleaning & wiping a 3D printer extruder nozzle and you will almost always see “paper towel” as one of the materials needed for the job. Unfortunately, paper towels are not designed or engineered to stand up to a task like this due to their low tear strength, reduced solvent compatibility, and high particle shed which can lead to contamination issues. For cleaning & wiping 3D nozzles, we recommend a high quality, absorbent, and low shedding polycellulose wipe like Pro-Wipe® 880 to do the job right.
Cleaning 3D Printer Beds
When it comes to cleaning 3D printing beds, careful attention and the right materials for the job are essential to minimizing the risk of damaging the surface of your 3D print bed. Often cotton balls are recommended due to their softness for abrasion sensitive surfaces. While cotton balls are soft, they are not designed to stand up to a cleaning task like this, which often leads to decomposition of the cotton balls and excessive fiber shedding. For cleaning 3D printer beds, we recommend a high quality low-shedding polyester or cotton wipe such as EcoClean® 35 or Choice® 900. In addition, we offer pre-saturated isopropyl alcohol (IPA) wipes that are also well-suited for the job and provide increased convenience & consistency compared to using bottled alcohol and other solvent solutions.
Finishing & Post-ProcessingIf your 3D printing production or manufacturing process requires cleaning, smoothing, polishing, or the finishing of your 3D printed objects, we have wipes for that too! Our wipes & swabs have many useful applications for 3D printed end-products including smoothing rough edges, polishing, pre-paint, surface preparation, and other finishing related activities. For these types of tasks, the right solution can vary depending on the specific application. Knitted polyester & cotton wipes are excellent solutions when it comes to solvent compatibility, high tear strength, and softness. For all cleaning and finishing applications that call for a “paper towel”, we recommend a nonwoven polyester-cellulose wipe as a much better solution for the job. Pre-saturated isopropyl alcohol wipes can also be used for post-production sanitizing as well.
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Top Industry Products
The LT000125 large, rectangular swabs feature an open-cell polyurethane foam head for particle entrapment capabilities.
The LTO1465 features a cleanroom-laundered, open-cell foam tip and long handle for cleaning hard-to-reach areas.
A microfiber, sealed-edge, cleanroom laundered wipe recommended for ISO Class 4-5.
Choice® 900 is part of a value-tiered category of wipes with all the performance consistency of higher-priced wipes.
Choice® 700 represents a value-tiered category of wipes with all the performance consistency of higher-priced wipers.
Polx® 1200 is a knife-cut, unlaundered cleanroom wipe recommended for ISO Class 5 and above environments.
ValuClean® Plus is a hydroentangled rayon/polyester nonwoven wipe recommended for ISO Class 5 and above environments.
Pro-Wipe® 880 is a soft, multi-layer wipe ideal for cleaning areas in which acids and solvents are a concern.
Pro-Wipe® 750 is a solvent-resistant cleanroom wipe with exceptional absorbency.
Berkshire’s EcoClean® line of wipes are a new class of nonwoven materials that is sustainable and 100% biodegradable.
Berkshire’s EcoClean® line of wipe products features a nonwoven material that is 100% biodegradable and sustainable.
Exceptional strength and absorbency make Durx® 670 wipes an ideal option for a general purpose wiping.
These LTC125 large rectangular swabs feature a closed-cell polyurethane foam head and rigid internal paddle.
Choice® NW 600 is value tiered wipe that combines absorbency, abrasion resistance and chemical compatibility.