thunder
I have pulled my 3D printer from storage to check it over and decided to do a quick print [ 2 & alf hours,the filament has not been vacuum sealed,it was left at side of printer for what must be 5 or 6 months and after seeing all the stories on the net about how filament must be vacuum air tight stored I thought the filament would seriously mess up [ snap ] during the print,well it didn't and the filament and printer produced a great print,the filament is off ebay and the printer is the Creality CR10S I have no intention of vacuum bag sealing any of my filament and I have got 11 reels of it. The motor mount design and STL file are courtesy of Wildthing [ thanks mate ] towards the end of the print I must confess that I sped up the print process,i am well impressed.
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Sterling101
I have to admit I've not found any issues with using filaments that have stood in normal conditions either.
Maybe we don't have that much humidity to cause the problems day to day like some if the other warmer countries?
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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thunder
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I have to admit I've not found any issues with using filaments that have stood in normal conditions either.
Maybe we don't have that much humidity to cause the problems day to day like some if the other warmer countries?

I tend to agree with that,i was expecting the filament to snap in several places but its as tough as nails,i even bent the filament several times before I started the print and yet it still performed flawlessly. There was one little problem with filament but this problem has been occurring from the very start last year and that is tangled filament on the reel but that is down to rolling filament onto the reel during manufacture,,and not the climate,,cheers mate.
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Wildthing
Well I disagree a bit, I think it is a 50 - 50 split on brand and humidity. I have one roll brand AMZ3D and the crap snaps like dry spaghetti, I have another older roll (forget what it is) but in a bag but not sealed it is getting brittle. I did do the bake routine and it seems to help.
PS, @thunder the mount was a simple design so no sweat.
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Well I disagree a bit, I think it is a 50 - 50 split on brand and humidity. I have one roll brand AMZ3D and the crap snaps like dry spaghetti, I have another older roll (forget what it is) but in a bag but not sealed it is getting brittle. I did do the bake routine and it seems to help.
PS, @thunder the mount was a simple design so no sweat.

I do have a roll of filament that is very brittle,you may remember that I complained about it breaking in several places whilst hooked up to the printer last year but that roll was brittle from the day it arrived at my door ! I am gona bend test all of my rolls and see how many of them pass the test.
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I do have a roll of filament that is very brittle,you may remember that I complained about it breaking in several places whilst hooked up to the printer last year but that roll was brittle from the day it arrived at my door ! I am gona bend test all of my rolls and see how many of them pass the test.

Try the oven deal before you chuck it.
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