Referencing a previous post Compact Air Filter design suggestion- second air filter didn't last either
It seemed like we blew through our first air filter really fast, barely lasted a month. Turns out, we weren’t following the manual’s instructions on leaving it run after a print and we did cut a fair amount of MDF in the beginning.
Well, after purchasing a second air filter, I was diligent to follow instructions. We left the air filter run after a print for as long as the print lasted.
Additionally, per recommendations, I did not cut or engrave a single piece of MDF because that apparently clogs the filter more quickly.
I also would insert a pre-filter fabric every day or every other day depending on the volume we were doing.
Its been barely 4 weeks since I replaced our original filter and it has started beeping, indicating that the filter needs to be replaced again.
I can’t express how frustrating it is to have to replace this filter every month at $250 a pop.
Glowforge, you need to figure out a better solution for this air filter. It needs to be replaceable in layers. There is absolutely no need to be replacing the entire cartridge when its really the top layer that is getting full.
I don’t have the option to vent outside so my hand is forced with an overpriced fan in a metal box and cartridges that are unnecessarily overbuilt and unsustainable.