Tag: Filament

Top Reasons Filament Jams During 3D Printing

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There are many reason for the filament jam to occur, the effect of filament jam during large print is the worst. In this article let us examine the most common reason for the filament jam and their solution. Active Cooling Solution: All Metal hotends will need active cooling system, like mini Fan or. Without active cooling the heat at the nozzle creeps up to and filament is starting to soften prior to getting to the hotend chamber.

How to dehydrate PLA Filament

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After 6 or more months, PLA Filaments become brittle and break easy. This make the filament not suitable for use. In our observation we found it happens irrespective of your region/climate or manufacture. Only the time may wary based on atmospheric parameters of the place where the filaments are stored. The main reason for brittleness of filament is due to moisture absorption. ABS, PLA, and other common filament materials are mildly hygroscopic, so they will readily absorb moisture from the air.

How To Store PLA Filament

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PLA filament is a bio-plastic, it is susceptible to moisture. As the filament starts attracting moisture, That moisture can attract dirt and dust and spool it right into your print head The filament can expand and jam the head It can become brittle and broken like glass So it is best idea keep the PLA filament as airtight as possible. Thingiverse user and 3D printing enthusiast, Stephen Hall responded to this storage challenge by creating an airtight filament deliver system which is little more than a plastic storage bin (he used the Lock & Lock Handy Rectangular 12ltr container from Amazon), some 5mm push fit connectors, and some 3D printed holders he designed for the connectors.

Which Filament is best for 3D Printer 3mm or 1.75 mm

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Before we see which filament is best for 3D Printer in this article, lets find why filament came in. In early times the inventors (RepRap community and others) used the filament of different size, some even used direct extruded materials to be feed to the 3d printers, but they were not portable, soon every one started and settled with the wire like filament, which can be easily rolled in a coil spool, transported, portable etc.

Foldable filament spool for 3d printer

Published on in Category Design

This is the first iteration of foldable filament spool for 3d printer, Since this is first iteration, there can be more to fix the issue found in this iteration.