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Do hygroscopic filaments (PVA, Nylon) absorb moisture while in a heated enclosure

I’m new to using PVA support filament, and have read it is especially prone to absorbing moisture out of the atmosphere. People made it sound like it starts to happen quickly, and if you aren’t ...
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Mixing nozzle vs dual nozzle vs IDEX vs tool changer for pva and pla

I am planning to build a 3D printer with dual extrusion. I want to use PVA with one of the extruders and the main material with the other one so color printing isn't important for me and I just want ...
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Understanding water soluble support structures

I've just done my first print on an Ultimaker 3 Extended and I'm slightly disappointed with the results, so I'm trying to understand how I can do better next time. My first print Preparing for ...
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PVA support with small tolerances

I am at the moment designing some in place mechanical parts. Something like two cylinders that rotate with respect to each other. I need in my design some overhangs that cannot be printed and I was ...
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Does GEL-LAY needs to stay moist?

POROLAY GEL-LAY is a kind of jelly-like material made by exotic filament producer Kay Parthy / CC Products. It is a mix of TPE and PVA that is supposed to have a jelly-like feeling. Once printed, you ...
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Density of GEL-LAY and LAYWOO 3D print material?

I'm looking for the specific density of the GEL-LAY and LAYWOO 3D materials by manufacturer CC Products. It isn't noted on their website or on the spool or the box the spools came in. I've looked for ...