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Tip on how to Dry Silicate Bags

Discussion in '3D Printer Models / Reviews / Experiences' started by The Hat, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Feb 7, 2019
    The Hat

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    One of my Dry boxes is not big enough to fit an electric silicate unit inside it, so I place a silicate bag in on top of the reel not been used at that time, and I also have a very small hydrometer in on the bottom of the box to measure the humidity.
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    To dry out a used bag of silicate, I place it on the back of my CR-10 hot plate platform each time I have the printer running for a few hours or more, when I finish the print I place the now warm silicate bag inside two plastic bags for use later.. works like a Charm..
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  2. Feb 7, 2019
    Nifty

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    Nice!

    I did something very similar, but I used window screen material (allows me to see the color changing of the silica beads and has great air-flow) and sealed off the edges with aluminum duct tape.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2019
    turbguy

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    I didn't realize raw materials for 3D printing required "dehydration" to improve results, but it does make sense!

    Just like dry mounting a print, both the print and substrate should be dried (in the press) before mounting, else bubbles (from moisture) may occur after mounting.
     
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  4. Feb 9, 2019
    Redbrickman

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    The heated bed is also good for setting your pizza box on and keeping the pizza warm :lol:
     
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    stratman

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    Funny you should mention pizza as today is National Pizza Day here in the States.

    Life is good! :love:drool:thumbsup

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    • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
    • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
    • 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
    • Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
    • Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
    • Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.

      https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-pizza-day-february-9/
     
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    The Hat

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    I’m not bothered by pizza day, because I don’t like Pizza...:D
    We’re more into home cooking and not Feckin Takeaways..:tongue
     
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    stratman

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    I leave you to your coddle. Meanwhile, I just had a delicious slice of pizza. :frow
     
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    turbguy

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    A Degornio in the oven right now!
     
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    The Hat

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    :tongue :tongue :sick :lol:
     
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    stratman

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    You da man, turbguy! :woot

    Don't mind The Hat. Mrs. The Hat probably won't let him eat pizza (lactose intolerant?) and he's jealous. ;)
     

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