Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Spero Autoflex exactly?

Spero Autoflex is a hardware extension designed to enhance the functionality of your existing 3D printer.

Is Spero Autoflex compatible with my 3D printer?

We're continuously expanding compatibility. Check out compatibility section for the latest list of supported printers. 

Where can I buy Spero Autoflex?

We're excited about the development of Spero Autoflex and are grateful for your interest! Currently, we're in the development phase and rely on the support of backers like you to bring this product to fruition. By backing our project, you not only help accelerate production. Additionally, we're committed to providing the project completely open source, ensuring that the community benefits from and contributes to its growth. For those who prefer a DIY approach, we provide comprehensive information and introductions in our documentation and on our YouTube channel. Thank you for considering supporting us!

How can I achieve continuous printing with Spero Autoflex? Do I need additional software?

To achieve continuous printing with Spero Autoflex, you simply need to integrate the end G-code into your slicing process. This allows Autoflex to automatically remove completed prints from the bed, enabling seamless operation. Additionally, for enhanced functionality, we recommend using the Octoprint Continuous Printing plugin, which enables printing directly from a queue. Stay tuned for our upcoming release of the Spero Cloud Box & App, providing the most convenient and effortless 3D printing management experience, allowing for remote and continuous printing.

For more information check out compatibility section.

What types of materials are compatible with Spero Autoflex?

Spero Autoflex is compatible with a wide range of materials, without any limitations. However, if you intend to print high-temperature materials such as ABS or ASA with Spero Autoflex, we recommend using an adapter printed with a heat-resistant material to ensure the longevity of the adapter. You can find the adapter design and material recommendations in compatibility section our documentation.

Is Spero Autoflex easy to install?

Installing Spero Autoflex is straightforward and user-friendly. We're dedicated to supporting you throughout the installation process by providing comprehensive information and assistance every step of the way.

How does Spero Autoflex handle different print sizes and shapes?

Spero Autoflex handles prints of various sizes and shapes with ease, regardless of their dimensions. While there are no differences in the removal process in principle, we encourage users to customize their end G-code to suit their specific needs or conditions, ensuring optimal performance. For guidance on creating customized end G-code and additional tips and tricks click here

What kind of maintenance does Spero Autoflex require?

To ensure optimal performance, we recommend thoroughly checking the assembly of Spero Autoflex before embarking on any continuous printing sessions. It's important to ensure that all components are securely fastened, including checking the adhesion of tapes and verifying the integrity of the adapter and other parts. Regular maintenance checks like these help to maintain the reliability and efficiency of Spero Autoflex.

Are there any safety considerations when using Spero Autoflex?

When using Spero Autoflex, it's important to observe certain safety considerations to ensure a smooth and secure printing experience. Firstly, always follow the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations for your 3D printer. Additionally, be cautious when handling heated components, such as the print bed, and avoid contact with moving parts during operation. We also recommend keeping the work area well-ventilated and free from any obstructions to prevent accidents. Finally, if you have any concerns or encounter any issues while using Spero Autoflex, don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team for assistance. Your safety is our top priority, and we're here to help you make the most of your 3D printing experience with Spero Autoflex.