How to adjust the feeder tension?

It is important to adjust the feeder tension when using BASF Forward AM Ultrafuse®17-4 PH and the Ultrafuse® Support Layer on your Ultimaker printer.

Adjusting the feeder tension is critical because:

  1. The default feeder tension can cause grinding of the filament and potentially damage the hardware components
  2. Too low tension can show inconsistent flow of the material

Use the 2 mm hex screwdriver supplied with your Ultimaker printer to lower the feeder tension to the top half, as illustrated in the image below.

Tip: Remember to adjust the feeder tension back to default when switching to a different material.

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