Lubricate the lead screw of the Z motor

The lead screw is connected to the Z motor and controls the movements of the Z stage. To ensure smooth movement of the Z stage, it is recommended to periodically apply Magnalube to the lead screw.

Over time, Magnalube may need to be reapplied to maintain consistent and accurate movement of the Z stage. A tube of Magnalube is included in the Accessory Box of your Ultimaker 3.

  1. Make sure that the build plate is positioned at the bottom of the Ultimaker 3.
  2. Apply a small amount of Magnalube to the lead screw of the Z motor.
  3. In the Ultimaker menu, go to System g Build plate.
  4. Select “Raise” and then “Lower” to move the build plate up and down to evenly distribute the Magnalube.

Caution: Do not use Magnalube on the smooth axles, this will affect the working of your Ultimaker 3.

Lubricate the lead screw Z motor