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PVA Reel Casing

Keeping your PVA dry

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I have had issues with my PVA absorbing moisture. As I print continuously it doesn't come off the machine. It inevitably absorbs moisture.

So I designed a casing which allows the reel to freely rotate, contains two packets of silica gel and has a 6mm tube coming out of it. I have tried to minimise the exposure of the material to the out side. I have also put the whole thing in a bag with more silica gel.

It has worked well for the last 48 hours where not a pop was heard.

Materials and methods

orientation on the build plate is 45 degrees.

PLA filament

5x M3 x 20 hex socket bolts and nuts

silica gel packets that came with various filaments.



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Does this just fit the 0.35 kg roll or does it fit the 0.75 kg rolls too?

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