What temperature should I dry nylon filament?

MatterHackers’ preferred tool for drying Nylon is the PrintDry system. Just place the spools in the PrintDry chamber, set the system to 75c, and leave to dry for 8-12 hours. Another way to dry nylon filament is by placing it in an oven at 160°F – 180°F for 6 to 8 hours.

How do you get moisture out of Nylon filaments?

Probably the easiest and most common way of drying filament is to use the oven. Just set the temperature to right below the glass transition temperature of the plastic, and leave it in there for four to six hours for the moisture to evaporate. The longer you leave it, the drier it’ll get.

Should I dry PETG?

As the filaments absorb more water, they make more strings. – So if your final part should withstand force or torque, your PETG filaments need to be dried. PETG doesn’t absorb too much water; Especially if you keep them in a low humidity place, there won’t be severe changes.

Do you need to dry TPU?

If you have nylon, polycarbonate, TPU, TPE, or PETG and the spool has been sitting out for more than a day or so, then you likely need to dry it. PLA and ABS are also susceptible, but it takes quite a bit longer for them to absorb enough water to cause major issues.

Do you need to dry filament?

PLA filament needs to be dried before use, as does all 3D printing filament. Of course, it’s best to keep the filament dry at all times, but if it gets wet somehow, you will need to dry or cure it before you can use it again. The reason is that moist PLA filament will swell and change in texture.


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