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Waste filament
« on: August 24, 2022, 08:55:50 pm »
Due to crappy design of dehumidifier, I have a couple of reels of 1.75mm filament that is in very short strips. Short enough to just fall off the reel when it's picked up.

Seems a shame to bin it all. What could I do with it?
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Re: Waste filament
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2022, 09:33:31 pm »
So its already cracked in many places? You can't just dehumidify it again to fix it.

Other than injection molding or melting, melting and re-extruding, or using in 3D printer pens, not much I can think of.
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Re: Waste filament
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2022, 09:48:35 pm »
Yep, it is in discrete lengths of 1" to 4". Nicely curved but not extrudable and even too short for a 3D pen.
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Re: Waste filament
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2022, 01:43:26 am »
Plenty of options to melt it down but a sort of open lattice tray or mat might work ok with filament bits. There has been other youtube videos along these lines too with other plastics but most involve a shredder. ** Be careful of incurring the wrath of your SO or stinking your house out if you goes tits up too if you are using the kitchen oven :-DD

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Re: Waste filament
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2022, 11:08:53 am »
Thanks. It's PLA so shouldn't stink too much. And the grill I use as a PCB oven might be suitable...
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