Now that my @Prusa3D MK3S+ is here and printing happily, I need some new filament! Recommendations of 1.75mm filament (besides Prusament, because I already know it is good)?
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Recently I've used lots of Duramic and Snolabs PETG and been satisfied. (I rarely print with PLA.) Duramic typically comes dry; I once have measured a drop of 1g registered after hours of drying which isn't bad. I'll print it without drying now if I'm in a hurry. 1/
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Duramic comes in an aluminized bag. Snolabs comes in clear (PE?). Snolabs I've lost 0-2g of weight after drying, so not too wet but not quite as dry as Duramic so far. Still good enough to print without drying in a pinch. 2/
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I did order one set of Amazon Basics PETG, each roll of which has lost 2-3g of water when dried, and the shrinkwrap wasn't an obviously sealed bag, so I wouldn't use it without drying first.
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Replying to @spotfoss @Prusa3D
DIY: The original heated bed from my Tronxy x5s (before I replaced it with cast aluminum) in a box I made from foil-lined isocyanurate insulation, controlled by the controller board for my first-ever 3D printer, powered by a leftover 24V power supply from something.

6:28 PM ยท Apr 11, 2021

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I set an empty cardboard filament spool box on the heated bed, set the bed temperature to 90ยฐC, and in my setup the filament gradually comes up to 60ยฐC. I leave it there for a few hours.
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The heated bed is on standoffs and has fiberglass insulation underneath it.
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My new convection "toaster" oven has a "Dehydrate" setting that looks suitable (I would use 170ยฐF), but not sure I should mix drying filament with food. Maybe putting a fan into my DIY oven would be a better idea. โ˜บ
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