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Posted · how can I use the remaining filament from material station?

HI, I use the Ultimaker S5 pro bundle since one year, and now I have many pieces of filament of the same material.
The pieces are more or less 2 meter long.
I'm sure that I cluster the piece of filament i can create a new spool ore more. Exist the possibility of use this pieces without weld the pieces?
Otherwise exist one sicure method of weld the pieces?
I tried to weld, but isn't easy, and I fear that the filament could broke into material station and damage it.

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    Posted · how can I use the remaining filament from material station?
    5 hours ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

    Depending on the material it can also be used for the periodic print core cleaning (light PLA).

    Thanks for reply, but the material is CPE for example or Tough PLA, and there are many meter of filament, more than one spool.

    Usually I don't print with PLA, I prefer more technical material. 

    I think that one option could be, insert the pieces of filament after disconnect the material station directly in the infeeder in the back of the printer for print a small parts.
    What do you think about?


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    Posted (edited) · how can I use the remaining filament from material station?

    If you disconnect the material station the weld-together route might work quite well, since if it breaks apart it'll be much easier to get back out. If you don't want to weld do remember that you'll still have to throw away the material that's in the bowden tube, so you won't get that much from all the pieces left over

    Edited by Nosybottle
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    Posted · how can I use the remaining filament from material station?


    there's a helpful tutorial in this forum:

    Filament splicing is always a bit tricky. For me the above method works, but at the joint you will always have a tiny bit of under extrusion.


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    Posted · how can I use the remaining filament from material station?

    Thanks @ Enigma_M4, I already try to splice the filament, but it is a long operation.
    If I print for me in my hours I can this things, but when I print in the office I shouldn't take too hours for splice many pieces of filament, I tried but after 2 hours I had realized more or less only one spools of filaments , and in many joints the filament wasn't good.
    I hope that someone will create a tool for automatic splice the filament soon.

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