3D Printing


Once enough filament has been made to print a desired part, shut off the extruder. From here the filament can either be spooled or feed directly into the 3D printer. 

Spool

You can reuse old spools for your new filament! Most spools have a small hole near the inside. Guide the filament through and either hand spool or use a drill to build your own spooler.
Check that no bends are present in the filament!

Spooling Filament

Handspooling filament can be a lengthy process depending on the amount of filament. Patience is key here, don't try to rush through spooling, as it could introduce knots, kinks and other elements that could damage the filament. 

Printing Tempratures

Printing with recycled filamnet didn't require lowering or increasing any settings. If prints have trouble bonding, increase the heat by just a few degress. If the print looks like it's melting, try decreasing the heat by a couple of degrees. 

ABS

230c - 240c

PLA

220c - 230c

This guide was first published on Aug 19, 2014. It was last updated on Aug 19, 2014. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Jul 22, 2019.