|Synonyms:||DE: Trockenöfen (Sg. Trockenofen)|
|Used with:||heat-resistant gloves|
|Location:||eRoom, metal workshop|
|Similar (More or Less):||pizza oven|
We got two decommissioned lab drying ovens that can be used like a normal kitchen oven, with the important difference that these ovens are for non-food items.
They should be able to reach temperatures around 250°C (according to the dials).
Use common sense - a running oven consumes a lot of energy and can even be a fire hazard. Therefore, do not leave an oven running when you leave the Space!
Feel free to try whatever is safe, i.e. certainly won't damage the oven or any people!
So far, members have used these ovens to...
- melt plastic (only with good ventilation!)
- cure paint or epoxy more quickly
- dry moist filament before 3D printing
- shrink-fitting: expand one metal piece to insert a second one (e.g. a bearing) that's been contracted by cold
It may also be possible to temper metal after hardening - has anyone tried?