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Posted · What are the drying recommendations for the Ultimaker materials?

I am looking for drying recommendations for all Ultimaker materials.

I found that the spools are already starting to deform @ 60 °C and the NFC is getting loose.

 

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    Posted · What are the drying recommendations for the Ultimaker materials?

    https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017464340-How-to-dry-Ultimaker-materials-

     

    https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012057799-How-to-dry-Ultimaker-PVA

     

    Keep in mind that an oven or food dryer quickly shots over the temperature, which can deform the spool. To be sure dry it on the build plate, heat it up and cover the spool with a towel or box.

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    Posted · What are the drying recommendations for the Ultimaker materials?

    It should help to put a bag of dessicant next to it too. The heat is required to shake the moisture loose from the filament, and the dessicant helps absorbing and removing it from the air.

     

    But be sure to use fresh dry dessicant. Thus dry it separately in an oven, prior to using it here. Wet dessicant will release its moisture when warmed up, the opposite of what you want.

     

    When storing filament, I always put a bag in the storage box too, so the enclosed air stays at a low humidity.

     

    You can find this in car parts shops, it is used to dry cars and home mobiles in winter. Preferably use one that changes color when wet: here the blue dot changes to pink. (Note: the ruler is in cm)

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