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MrRules
(@mrrules)
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Joining short pieces of PLA Filament

I am gathering many short pieces of PLA as I make objects.  What is the best way to join them together so they are not wasted?

Posted : 03/02/2023 11:45 pm
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
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RE: Joining short pieces of PLA Filament

There are a bunch of "splice jigs" on printables, e.g., https://www.printables.com/model/215865-filament-splicing-jig

IMHO, life's too short for this. You've got to shape the splice sites just right, and from my experience with the Mosaic Palette, which basically does exactly that kind of splicing in a better engineered way, splicing different brands of material and even just different colors is super unreliable unless you spend way too much time tuning the slice process for each combination. I'm sure these manual splice jigs have the same issues.

 

Posted : 04/02/2023 1:23 pm
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