How does a filament dry box work?

These devices work by circulating air at very low heat for long periods of time to actively remove moisture. Food dehydrators make excellent filament dryers because they significantly reduce the humidity around the filament.

How do you make a heated dry box?

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Will desiccant remove moisture from filament?

You cannot effectively dry filament out by storing it in an airtight container with desiccant. You can keep filament dry this way and it is highly recommended when not using a spool. However, to properly and thoroughly dry it once it has been saturated you need to actively dry it.

How long does it take to dry filament with desiccant?

No.MaterialsDrying Time
5Desiccant> 3h
6PVA> 10h
7TPU/TPE> 4h
8ASA> 4h

Do you need a Drybox for PETG?

PETG doesn’t absorb too much water; Especially if you keep them in a low humidity place, there won’t be severe changes. As a rule of thumb, if the relative humidity is around 30% or less, there is no need to dry PETG. For example, if you live in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, or Colorado, the humidity level is ok.

What can I do with old filament rolls?

  1. Spool organiser. Reduce the clutter at your workstation by creating compartments or organisers for small parts and accessories out of your empty spools.
  2. Toys. You can give joy to kids and your feline babies using empty spools.
  3. Shelving.
  4. Lamp.
  5. Cable reel.
  6. Yarn Winder.

How do you store open PLA?

If you only print with PLA, store it in a low humidity environment and move through your stock rather quickly, keeping your rolls unwrapped is fine. But if your workshop is in a garage – or you work with more advanced filaments like TPU and nylon – moisture will become a problem.

How do you store homemade filaments?

Place silica gel beads inside the bags to absorb any remaining moisture. Store your filament spools in transparent storage boxes with sealed lids. Use a cheap renewable dehumidifier to absorb any remaining moisture inside the boxes.


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