I’ve been learning lately, especially with Nylon, that keeping your filament dry has a huge effect on quality…a friend has a solution!
Originally shared by Chris Purola (Chorca)
New filament holder is complete!
Some more info on this, now that I see it seems to be working decently:
Used a large dog food container (airtight, though the foam is not very squishy, somewhat hard. I may replace it with something a bit softer to give it better sealing):
Used OpenSCAD to design some simple dowel rod holders to provide somewhere for the filament spools to hang.
Added in holes in the top, drilled to about 5mm, with a felt backing with just big enough of a hole to get the filament to slide smoothly through
Put in a large silica gel desiccant container to help keep the air inside dry: http://amzn.com/B003QZ6PZ0
Finally, added in a small hygrometer to see how well the silica gel is doing and how dry it is inside: http://amzn.com/B001N49KMQ
(It measured 60% in our air-conditioned house, and after being inside the tub for 2h, was reading around 40% and dropping)
I’m going to let the super-glue holding the rod ends set up for tonight, and I’ll put the filament up on the rod tomorrow and see how it holds up. I’m excited to get printing the MendelMax, and can’t wait to see how this new filament works on my old Sells mendel.
I’ll keep everyone updated!