2 Spools Printable Filament Dryer

2 Spools Printable Filament Dryer

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⭐ Original Profile: Quick and Strong - 0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 10% infill
⭐ Original Profile: Quick and Strong - 0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 10% infill
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Description

Remixes Available for other Food Dehydrators:

16/05/2023: Added Assembly manual to support assembly.

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I was using a generic food dehydrator as a filament dryer (Muhler DHY-500T). It was not very handy to use to dry filament because the spool sits its side, and was weird to put it in and out and I could only dry one spool at a time, which was not very energy efficient. So I took out the electronics from the dehydrator and designed a box from scratch.

 

This is a fully functional 2 spool food dehydrator with a 250W motor (in my case it's 250W, but there are food dehydrators ranging from 150W to 450W). As expected, please use PETG or above (ABS, ASA, etc) to print all the parts since the temperatures should be above 50degC. For the feet you can print in PLA, but I advise in TPU for a nicer feeling. I also included in the rear a nice power cord lock, so even if you pull it up strong it won't rip anything. The lid on the top opens with two hinges in the back, for this M4 Screw and Heated brass inserts is needed, but if you don't have brass inserts you should be fine just with a long M4 bolt and a M4 nut.

 

I included the STEP file in case the electronics of your food dehydrator doesn't fit on those holes you can easily modify it to fit your electronics.

 

This filament dryer is compatible with filament spools as big as 21.5cm (exterior diameter) & 8.5cm (thickness)! So should be compatible with any filament spool available. There's also plenty of space to put some silica bags to keep the humidity down.

 

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Mandatory:

  • Food dehydrator (should be quite generic) - You can buy these used from 5$ to 15$ max
  • 4x Bearings 608 (608 / 608rs / 608zz, etc…)
  • Round Cheap Hygrometer - 2$ for a pair (Search AliExpress “Mini hygrometer”)
  • 2x Heated Brass Insert M4 (any lenght) and 2x M4 bolts (any lenght above 10mm) OR 2x M4x25mm bolts + 2x M4 nuts - For the hinges
  • 2x PTFE Tube (to feed filament out of the dryer)
  • 2x zip ties (to lock the PTFE tube)
  • Self tapping screws to lock the electronics in place, to lock the power cord.

Optional:

  • 5mm heating insulation pad to cover the whole inside walls and increase the heating capabilities and efficiency.

If you enjoy it, consider tipping (any amount, even 0.05$ is appreciated) to my Paypal (affp_93@hotmail.com) to keep funding more nice projects like this. Even if you don't feel like donating, putting a like and dropping a appreciation comment goes a long way to support it!


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FilaDryer by AP - Assembly Manual.pdf

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Cool but the rollers are not round, the spool just slip but the roller don't do his job. I had to design TPU rings to make the spool grip and actually roll on the bearings. It works perfectly now. I'll publy that soon on my account
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I made them not round to make it easier to print, but yeah, I noticed the same. it'd roll when the spool is half or more, when it gets light, it'd slip. it'd be great to see that remix!
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Replying to @APEngineering :
here it is :) : https://makerworld.com/fr/models/59208#profileId-61256
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Replying to @APEngineering :
wondering if one of these two filaments are pulling and rolling will it also affect the other one?
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great Work, thanks for sharing
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great build, it looks great, thanks for building and sharing!
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could you please share the color you used?fantastic
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Replying to @christopherd :
Bambu PETG-CF titan grey and indigo blue. unfortunately it’s very expensive and out of stock since a few months. but these are one of my favorite colors so far.
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⭐ Original Profile: Quick and Strong - 0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 10% infill
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The exterior wall looks absolutely clean! Great print
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⭐ Original Profile: Quick and Strong - 0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 10% infill
this needs to be done at 50% or it will fail or be to ruff to use. Did mine with Bambu basic PLA black and grey as well as grey mate.
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Never had that problem nor other people. Also you should not use PLA for this part as stated in the description
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just a beginner and sort of figured it out when I looked further into the file but I had done well on all the other parts just the lid and only the top sucked to get that far and fail. wish I could just reprint that section and glue it together.
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not bad for a beginner
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Will this work for a Printdry brand?
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I never used that model, I'd need to have a picture of the internals to confirm
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Replying to @APEngineering :
Please see attached
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Replying to @Cryspie :
It'll not be a direct placement, you'd just need to adapt the screw position, everything else is the same!
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0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
this print needs to be done at 50% or it will fail I was using Bambu Basic PLA grey and black as well as the Mate grey.
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what do you mean 50% ? speed?
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you have Ludacris Sport Noermal. and Silent as speed choices I had to go with Silent
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"please use PETG or above (ABS, ASA, etc) to print all the parts since the temperatures should be above 50degC" maybe wrong material?
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base worked great, but the middle and top both failed for me on default settings
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What kind of failure did you got? Probably bed adhesion, in that case clean the bed and/or add a brim
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bed adhesion for both. tried drying the filament and a freshly cleaned bed. I also noticed there's no supports for the top. does the round part print well without support?
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I haven't printed this yet, but what an amazing idea! Will come back within a week once printed for an update.
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any update?
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Before my filament was cake 💀
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What temperature can be achived in this printables dryer?
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That will depends on your dryer. I have a 350W dryer, I insulated the inside with thermal foam and I can reach 73degC after around 15min.
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