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by robm
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: OpenBuild vs linear bearings
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

Re: OpenBuild vs linear bearings

Specifically to the original query topic, I chose open build because I worked out that the horizontal rods had to sag as length increased. More to the underlying thoughts though, I started with a us$149 printer because I didn't know and couldn't afford any better. Now I highly recommend this approac...
by robm
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: YouTube
Topic: How to keep your filament safe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2810

Re: How to keep your filament safe?

I've built a vacuum filament dryer from a pressure pot (for cooking), a few vacuum pumps, constant temperature heaters and some thermostats all mostly off eBay. With vacuum you reduce the boiling point of water relative to the filament glass transition temperature. Will try to post some build info w...
by robm
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: YouTube
Topic: How to keep your filament safe?
Replies: 20
Views: 2810

Re: How to keep your filament safe?

I live in Dar es Salaam where most days in my printer space are over 77% humidity. I can add a few tips for that section: Ziplock bags (polythene bags in general) are gas permeable. Better are mylar like the Rigid Ink ones mentioned or at least vacuum storage bags. Careful with the oven! The tempera...