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Offline Busted44

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Drying PLA
« on: March 06, 2017, 01:48:20 PM »
Hi,

My tip for the day...

After purchasing a spool of Nylan, I had great difficulties in printing it. The filament was spitting and hissing coming out of the hotend. After a bit of research I learned this was due to water absorption, common in Nylon and PLA.

There was one guy on kickstarter trying to fund a rebranded food dehydrator for $100+

So I purchased similiar device from Amazon, tried drying out the Nylon and it worked a lot better.
While the Nylon was still not perfect, I decided to try a spool of PLA that I could never get to print, bugger me it only worked.
The results were brilliant, I dry all my spools of filament now and my success and quality rates have increased dramatically.

I purchased the Excelvan 5 Tier Electric Food Fruit Dehydrator for 29, I had to cut the centre part out on 3 of the trys to accomodate the spools. This was not more first choice but the cheapest, downside was the temperature range or lack of and no timer function.

Highly recommended

Cheers
Dave



 
« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 02:00:25 PM by Busted44 »

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Re: Drying PLA
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 06:21:12 AM »
The most important thing is to know about the source of these content.

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Re: Drying PLA
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 09:10:36 AM »
Copelanz,
What do you mean?
If you doubt the drying process or the fact pla absorbs moisture, google it and you will see lots of info.
Cheers
« Last Edit: June 14, 2018, 09:12:31 AM by Busted44 »

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Re: Drying PLA
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 07:26:25 PM »
what can I say. Food dehydrator repurposed or is that what I said at the beginning of this thread.