What compressor do you need for your 3d printer?

The LDM 3D printer requires a suitable supply of compressed air for its operation. Air pressure is used to push the piston inside the tank, allowing the material to flow into the extruder. Here are some specifications and recommendations for the type of compressor to use with your LDM 3D printer:

REQUIRED PRESSURE: Compressed air must be supplied to the printer at a pressure of at least 10 bar. The printer needs this pressure only during printing, and the compressor will only turn on when it is necessary to restore the pressure.

CONNECTION: The supply of compressed air must be connected to the printer using a flexible nylon tube with an outer diameter of 8 mm, connected to an adjustable valve for pressure control mounted on the machine.

COMPRESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS:

FOR 2040 MODELS:

  • CAPACITY: The compressor should have a capacity of at least 25 liters.
  • PRESSURE: The pressure should be at least 8 bar.
  • OIL/OILLESS: It is preferable to use an oil-free compressor.
  • SILENCED: It is advisable to use a silenced compressor.

Examples of recommended compressors
:- Geotech AC 24-8-10-
STANLEY DST 150/8/24

FOR MODELS 40100 OR HIGHER:

  • CAPACITY: The compressor should have a capacity of at least 50 liters.
  • PRESSURE: The pressure should be at least 8 bar.
  • OIL/OILLESS: It is preferable to use an oil-free compressor.
  • SILENCED: It is advisable to use a silenced compressor.

Recommended compressor example:
Stanley DST 150/8/50

NOTES

It is important to note that it is recommended that you do not connect any other devices or accessories to the compressor dedicated to the printer, as this may cause discontinuity in pressure. However, since the printer has a built-in pressure control, the compressor does not necessarily need to be placed near the printer.

Be sure to follow the specific recommendations of your LDM printer manufacturer and choose a compressor that meets the pressure and capacity requirements needed to ensure reliable operation of your 3D printer.