Questions tagged [water-resistance]

For questions about how to make prints resistant in wet areas or how to seal them for use under water.

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How do filament properties change after printing? (In relation to water absorbtion)

I have PLA and PETG filament. I hear that 3D filament absorbs water and causes problems when printing but after printing they can be used with water and they are water proof. So my question is why is ...
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Is there a way to make a watertight model? Is there a spray that may work?

This is a specific model for a specific reason. It's shaped like a cylinder and has a recessed bottom. I'm using a Flashforge Adventurer 3 with Flashforge filament. I tried Sunlu silver/silk PLA+ but ...
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Post-processing and filaments for weather-proof electronic enclosure

I'm building a weather-proof enclosure for some electronics. It's expected to stay exposed outside all the time so I'm worried about its resistance: What would recommend me for 3D filament? I was ...
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Is it possible to create a completely sealed box?

I would like to create a case or a box which has two holes for incoming and exiting water. I want the box to be opened and closed. Therefore it is good to be something like a treasure box. Is there a ...
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Sealant to increase Water-Resistance of SLS print

We are attempting to print some single-use prototypes using an SLS printer. The parts must be somewhat water-resistant for short-term usage, but do not have to been waterproof entirely. According to ...
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Which filament to use for an application involving water circulation?

Let's suppose I want to build a water block shaped exactly for my Ubis 13s hot end (similar to this instructable), or that I want to circulate water around specific objects to be cooled (like Water-...
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How to make an object hold water

I made a tea bowl, but it leaked when making it in PLA... What are the key points to keep in mind when designing and printing an object that is intended to hold water using an FDM printer?
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Is it possible to make a hermetic sealed 3D Printed case?

I am wondering if making an hermetic box is feasible using 3D printer. The box would be a cube with a front face removable, with screw and sealing joint to close it. I searched for different materials,...