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Posted · Are YOU using a filament filter?!

Just throwing up a quick post for any of you new UM users who have asked yourself,

"Do I really need to use a filament filter?"

This is before - Brand new foam

New

 

This is after 2 DAYS of use! And it's dirtier than the photo shows!

dust

So yeah, do yourself a favor, go to the craft store or order some foam online and USE it. Can you imagine how much dust you'd be pumping through your poor extruder over the course of a year without a filter?

*I do not print in a hermetically sealed environment. I print in a normal room :p

 

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    Posted · Are YOU using a filament filter?!

    I should, but I'm lazy... I even designed a dust filter thingy that I never use :p

     

    I printed yours but same here i'm to lazy to put it on or i just forget... i only takes a couple of seconds though

     

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    Posted · Are YOU using a filament filter?!

    I should, but I'm lazy... I even designed a dust filter thingy that I never use :p

     

    I'm using your design all the time Robert, works like a charm!

    When I change a spool, I switch it from the old spool right onto the new one.

    Especially with PET which attract dust a little more then regular PLA..

     

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    Posted · Are YOU using a filament filter?!

    Weirdly my machine yanked the foam clean out of its casing and it's now in the bottom of the feed unit.. An internal dust filter, so to speak..

    I may need to fish that out again, I think..

     

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    Posted · Are YOU using a filament filter?!

    I have a scrap chunk of foam lying around, when I need a new filter, I just cut a chunk off, cut a slit in it, and wedge it underneath the filament just under the extruder. Works great, easy to change, stays on fine, etc...

     

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