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Why a Timing Belt Is Necessary for a 3D Printer and How It Works

There are many different types of industrial machines that rely on belts and timing belts to function as expected. Take a 3D printer, for example. A 3D printer timing belt serves specific functions inside these amazing pieces of equipment. Without the timing belt, your 3D printer would not be able to execute the computerized design commands. Here is more about how the 3D printer timing belt works inside these machines, and why the belt is necessary.

Every Layer of Printed Material Relies on the Printer Head Moving at a Specific Speed

The belt controls the movement of the printer head. It also controls the speed of the printer head so that each layer of material printed is precise and your project does not come out looking lopsided. The belt is attached to the printing arm and head, and it retracts and extends the arm and head to help print your project.

Without the Belt, the Arm and Head of the Printer Can’t Move

The timing belt is necessary to the function of the arm and head. If the timing belt is damaged or non-existent, your 3D printer will only hum and whine and drop melted material into a misshapen lump on the platform. Additionally, if the timing belt is worn, it will cause flaws in your printed project because the belt will wobble slightly or cause the arm and head to print in a way that is not uniform.

Replacing Your 3D Printer Timing Belt

If your 3D printer needs a new timing belt, you can JJC and Associates at to get a replacement today.