Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

how can I use the remaining filament from material station?


Recommended Posts

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.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

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

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

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    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?

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    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
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

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

    Hi,

    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.

    Regards

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    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.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...