Cleaning Filament is valuable when transitioning between filaments that require different printing temperatures or have very different colors. Cleaning Filament cannot be used to create objects, instead it is a complementary filament to properly maintain your LulzBot 3D printer.
You can use Cleaning Filament to purge the tool head of your LulzBot 3D printer when going from a high temperature filament to a lower temperature filament, or when transitioning from a dark color filament to a light color filament. Cleaning Filament can also be valuable to purge the tool head after using composite materials. This significantly reduces the likelihood that residual particles might remain in the tool head to affect future prints.
Cleaning Filament is recommended for intermediate users because it complements intermediate, advanced, and expert materials. Using Cleaning Filament also requires cutting a short length of 100mm -200mm (3.44in – 7.87in) from the coil, and manually controlling the software to transition between the temperature of the last material you printed with and next material you are going to print with.
Not a print material itself, this filament helps to purge old material from your printer’s hot end
Hot-End Temperature Range: 150°C-300°C (depending on materials you are transitioning between)
Generally 100-200mm are all that is needed to purge previous print material from the hot end