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Another CR-10 upgrade....

Discussion in '3D Printer Models / Reviews / Experiences' started by The Hat, May 16, 2018.

  1. May 16, 2018
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    I reckon I have solved my current humidity problem using this contraption.
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    I placed two-reel holders in the bottom of a used clean plastic paint bucket, after I had drilled a small hole in the side of the bucket to accommodate a nut and bolt to allow the filament to feed while in the closed bucket.

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    The filament reel sits nicely on the reel holders, with the filament going out through the hole and I also placed a 500-gm bag of Silica pellets and a Hygrometer in the paint bucket to check the moisture contents for a couple of weeks.

    All I got to do now is to refine my CURA print setting to get back too better-quality output, it’s amazing how much I’d forgotten...
     
  2. May 16, 2018
    PeterBJ

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    Nice idea. I guess you already know that the silica gel can be regenerated by drying at 120C/250F for an hour in an ordinary baking oven?
     
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    I'm going to be doing something similar with an airtight plastic container like this: https://amzn.to/2wHF3U6

    To build this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2439008 or this https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2779886 or this https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2818547

    Similar to the one in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8nNoDIp-Is

    Probably using the teflon / bowden tubing holder here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:814597

    ... and maybe internal tube / roller holder held up with this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2577759
     
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  4. May 17, 2018
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    That’s great @Nifty, but it looks a bit expensive.....:oops:
    My problem was I never suffered from any issues regarding moisture with PLA before, ABS yes, because I was constantly using the filaments and never give the moisture a chance to build up in it, till my printer went down. :confused:

    Now that I’m more aware of the moisture issues, I plan to make another container up for my second printer, once bitten twice shy, ignorance maybe contagious, but it can be cured, thankfully if I’m anything to go by... :eek:
     
  5. May 18, 2018
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    Not if the main user of the oven says she doesn't want silica gel anywhere near her food:(
     
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  6. May 19, 2018
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    I put my desiccant into my Modified Dehydrator For Drying Wet / Moist 3D Printer Filament and it works GREAT!

    I ordered a few hygrometers to put into my dry-box I'm making, as well as any other bags / packs that I store my filament in. Hopefully this will help with some of the issues I've had (specifically around filament getting brittle).
     
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