Lubricate the lead screw of the Z motor on the Ultimaker 3

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 -> 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.


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