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Some 3D printer technologies are based on using powder material that is processed to create

3D printed parts. In general, this powder material is very fine and a small portion of it tends to

get dispersed within the printer environment. This powder can become a problem for optical

sensors in the printer as powder can deposit on the emitter and the sensor can lose

effectiveness. This disclosure shares an idea to be able to proactively detect that the sensor is

getting dirty, so the user can be warned before the user starts malfunction and some

maintenance can be done.

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