How to manage 3D printer filaments

Like other thermoplastic materials, fabWeaver proprietary filaments are absorb moisture when being exposed to humid circumstances, which can negatively affect layer and surface of 3D printing output.

Therefore, in order to maintain proper product performance, please store the filament according to the recommended procedure in below.

  • When sealing of filament is opened, do not expose the filament in the air more than 5 minutes.
  • When printing using new filament, please put filament into filament box together with desiccant included in filament plastic bag, and close the lid immediately.
  • When storing the filament after removing from filament box, keep it sealed in an aluminum fil bag together with the included desiccant.

  • To maintain dehumidifying performance of the desiccant, please keep it sealed in an airtight container such as filament box or aluminum foil bag.

  • If desiccant being exposed and left in the air, it may become saturated with moisture and lose its ability to dehumidify.

 

In case of filament and desiccant being exposed to moisture, you can use the printer's chamber preheating function to restore condition and performance of both filament and desiccant.

  • Please set chamber preheating temperature per type of filament, and put the filament in chamber for drying. (ABS/ASA/RSA 12+ hours at 60°C, PLA  4~5 hours at 40°C)
  • After recovering the filament (desiccant), please immediately seal and store. If filament and desiccant not being sealed immediately after drying, performance can be degraded again by exposure in the air. 
  • DO NOT BURN THE FILAMENT IN FIRE. IT MAY CAUSE BIG FIRE OR BURN WITH IGINITION. 
  • PLEASE KEEP FILAMENTS OUT OF REACH FROM CHILDREN.
  • IN CASE OF FEELING SKIN IRRITATION FROM CONTACT WITH FILAMENT, PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.
  • Do not store the filament in following conditions or places:
    • Exposed to flames
    • Exposed to direct sunlight
    • Subject to high temperature or humidity
    • Where temperature changes sharply
    • Dusty place
    • Storing in a vehicle for long time

  • Be careful not to give physical shock or vibration to the filament.

  • Do not unseal the filament before ready to use it.