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Is my filament past its due?

Posted by Sardi 
Is my filament past its due?
October 12, 2017 12:07PM
Ive had a roll of transparent filament for some time now, and didnt use it for about 2 weeks.

2 weeks before, it came out of the nozzle just fine, but now its all "crunchy". No popping sounds near the nozzle.

Is this crunchy look a sign that the humidity got the best of it?

Edit: best I can describe the "crunchy" look is that it looks not like one straight filament line when out of the nozzle, but more like a lot of small pieces that stick to each other, so the transparent filament is not that transparent, but looks crumpled.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2017 12:10PM by Sardi.
Re: Is my filament past its due?
October 12, 2017 04:10PM
Some PLA filaments dry out and become brittle when off the reel. If you unwind some filament from the reel, you may find it is OK underneath.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2017 04:11PM by dc42.


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Re: Is my filament past its due?
October 12, 2017 04:20PM
Yeah, exactly what happened. The first 3-4 layers were a bit different, the more layers it printed, the better the layers looked thumbs up
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