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Posted (edited) · Prints Porous.

I noticed that after soaking some CPE prints in water to remove PVA they are taking water into the infill. I only really noticed when I blew them off with compressed air. Is this normal?

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Posted · Prints Porous.

It has nothing do to with CPE and can happen with all materials. Due to the printing process you cannot be 100% sure that you have a watertight object. You can use more perimeters, print slower and hotter to ensure you get a good layer bonding. But a very small area of i.e. under extrusion can be enough to be not watertight.

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Posted · Prints Porous.

Thank's I thought that might be the case. Prints seem solid enough so I'll not be too concerned about it.

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Posted · Prints Porous.

Often these are only very small openings which are almost invisible to the naked eye.

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