Joining filament

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    ian_clyde
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    ok so new here and have started ordering parts as this will be my next project…

    first question…….when my strip of plastic bottle is finished…..how to I join the next strip to the first so i get a continuous extrusion from the nozzle?

    thanks 🙂

    #1261
    FluffyPancakes1
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    I think from what I have seen from another person, although I haven’t tested this out yet, you have to extrude it until you get one line, and then do the other bottle, then heat up both ends of the filament with a candle, and press them together, and then put a tube over it, which is the diameter of the filament. Push the 2 ends together whilst inside the tube, and then once it has cooled down enough that its solid, get a knife, and scrape it along the two ends which are now joined together. This should remove any blobs of plastic which is increasing the diameter. If you want, I can link the video. Hope this helps!

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