So how can you use a food dehydrator with 3D printing we know to help get rid of the moisture in your filament, this can help with allot of different filament types from pla to the more exotic stuff like ninja flex. read on to see how to dry your filament
Dehydrator Dry your filament
lets talk a little bit about your filament do u use pla ninja flex nylon these filaments absorb water some more than others and to help fix this Andrew wrote this article about drying your filament with a food dehydrator so the article lets get to it
Regardless of how I have been storing my materials… something terrible happened. My Ninjaflex filament absorbed water. As I was heating up my hot end on my ever so reliable and slightly modified Tevo Black Widow, I heard the tell tale signs that something was amiss. There was some slight sizzling and a couple of weird popping noises. Instead of a solid stream of filament slowly streaming out of my nozzle, I was greeted with a sputtering bubble of liquid goo.
Whelp, that’s depressing! I needed to finish the printable joints on this new 3D printed hand that I was printing. After lowering the temperature of the filament 10c from what I normally print at, the filament started to look a little better when extruding. I decided to push the print job through regardless of the printing temperature and hope for the best. The job managed to finish and the part seemed strong. The surface quality was rough and textured. Not the smooth finish with almost invisible layers that I am used to seeing in my prints.
I decided at this time to check the other hygroscopic filaments in my possession. Both rolls of Ninjaflex, two rolls of PETG and my roll of Nylon were both water logged messes. So now, I had three options.