Brittle PLA filament. Is there a solution?  

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Lvet
 Lvet
(@lvet)
Estimable Member

Hello,

Not sure if it is the right place to post this question.

I have a roll of PLA filament that became extremely brittle in a matter of few months. I tried to keep the roll in a filament dryer for a full day but it didn't improve the problem.

Should I just get rid of it or are there any way to salvage the roll?

Cheers

Luca

Posted : 28/10/2020 9:51 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member

I have a few rolls that have this.  There is not cure.  One I have tossed to the side and will probably put in the recycling bin.  

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Posted : 28/10/2020 11:49 am
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(@-2)
Illustrious Member

Dehydrate the filament. Water gets absorbed and changes the lattice and the stuff gets brittle.

https://3dprinterly.com/why-does-pla-filament-get-brittle-snap-fixes-solutions/

It is always wise to get more than one opinion... as for trusting Prusa? No way man....
Posted : 28/10/2020 2:29 pm
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