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How to dehydrate PLA Filament

Published on in Category 3DPriting

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.

How to reduce 3D printing time and material

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Unlike 2D printing 3D Printing is a time consuming. A slicer can be configured in such a way that it will fill less in each layer, thus speeding up the print and using less filament. In this article we will see how to speed up thing when using Slic3r for slicing. Fill density Fill density under Infill is the one which controls the layers density. Value Range: This value range for Fill density is 0.