Removing moisture from filament by leaving it inside parked car in the sun

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EL Cuajinais
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Removing moisture from filament by leaving it inside parked car in the sun

Postby EL Cuajinais » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:05 am

Since I don't want to bake a spool in the same oven I use for food, I figured I'd leave the filament inside the car while at work. It gets unbearably hot in there for many hours. (I live in the tropics) I've tried this a few times but I think it has not worked all that well because I still see popping/small bubbles during printing. I was kind of expecting this would work. Anyone else tried this?

I saw a link here recently for a product that purportedly does the same thing, I may end up getting that. Does printing with a 3-year old spool of filament that has has its moisture removed equivalent to printing with a new spool?

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Wibb
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Re: Removing moisture from filament by leaving it inside parked car in the sun

Postby Wibb » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:46 pm

air movement is key to getting filement to dry.

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walshlg
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Re: Removing moisture from filament by leaving it inside parked car in the sun

Postby walshlg » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:12 am

good question. I have a reel sitting in a double ziplock bag and a can of desiccant. Will try printing after 2 weeks, Be careful of the hot car: I left a nice PLA model in the car and its ruined, similarly you will put dents in you filament.

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Re: Removing moisture from filament by leaving it inside parked car in the sun

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:37 am

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=721
Not sure this can help. Or maybe you can ask problems about it there.


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