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PET* drying cabinet

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PET* drying cabinet

02/03/2019 at 00:01

It occurs to me that PETE is one of the most abundant and easily recyclable plastics there are, but that as far as I’m aware, no-one has addressed the fact that PETE absorbs moisture easily, and loses strength if extruded while still holding water. As such, I think making an affordable version of the industrial drying method would be advantageous to getting higher-quality plastic out of recycling efforts. I have some information detailed here: https://hackaday.io/project/163917-recycling-household-plastic-for-3d-printing/log/160031-trouble-with-moisture
I’ll be working on the design for it over the next week or so, but it seems that a similar device would be wise to implement into Precious Plastics

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02/03/2019 at 00:08

Another option would be IR drying, this I haven’t done much research into, and I’m not sure about how viable it’d be to construct myself. It’s apparently considerably faster and more energy-efficient. http://www.kerone.com/infrared-dryer.php

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