Oct 6, 2017 | By Tess
PrintDry, a Canada-based 3D press company, has launched a Kickstarter attack for its new PrintDry Fiber Container. Advised to accumulate your filaments dry and safe from moisture, the fiber containers comes in packs of six for as little as CA$48 ($38).
If you are a maker that relies on FDM 3D printing, there is a acceptable adventitious you will apperceive the woes of filaments broke by moisture. The clue signs actuality poor apparent quality, bubbles in your print, and inconsistent layers—all things you do not appetite to see afterwards cat-and-mouse hours for a allotment to be printed.
If you’ve begin a DIY band-aid for befitting your filaments safe from damp or accept already invested in a bartering arrangement for autumn filaments, again you charge not apprehend on. But for those who are still attractive for an affordable way to accumulate their PLA and ABS dry, Windsor-based aggregation PrintDry claims to accept the solution.
Readers ability bethink the Canadian aggregation from a Kickstarter attack aftermost year which featured a atypical accent for dehydration your 3D press filament. Aptly alleged the PrintDry Fiber Dryer, the $99 apparatus uses accompanying heating and discharge systems to clear and aish any damp from the filament.
PrintDry’s latest artefact takes a added bactericide access and, if it works as able-bodied as the aggregation says it does, the fiber alembic should finer annihilate the charge for the dryer system.
PrintDry fiber dryer
The PrintDry fiber alembic looks, absolutely simply, like a rather ample cellophane tupperware, admitting it has been advised to fit a distinct ball of fiber in it. Having a distinct ball per container, PrintDry explains, agency that makers can baddest the fiber they appetite after compromising their added filaments (which is a accident with application ample closed containers).
The 3D press fiber container, which has walls almost 15 times the array of a zip-lock bag (a semi-reliable band-aid for befitting filaments out of moisture’s way), additionally appearance an closed silicone allowance and four clamps for accepting the fiber central the container.
Helpfully, the fiber containers are additionally fabricated from cellophane plastic, acceptation that makers can calmly locate and acquisition the fiber they are attractive for—without the charge for labels.
For added precaution, PrintDry says it will accommodate a cardinal of anhydrous accoutrements which can be placed in the containers alongside the fiber spools. Tests conducted on the clamminess levels of the fiber placed central the alembic with bristles anhydrous pouches showed able results.
As the aggregation explains, “The blueprint beneath shows the changes of the about clamminess (grey line) central the alembic and the ambient clamminess (red line) as the accumulator time increases.”
The Kickstarter attack for PrintDry’s fiber containers has already far surpassed its ambition of CA$3,500 (it has currently aloft CA$12,000) but it’s not too backward to get a chaw of the action. Early bird packs of six are still accessible for a agreement of CA$48 (roughly $38) and are accepted to bear as anon as December of this year.
Backers can additionally accept from a cardinal of added rewards, including a dryer and alembic admixture for $135.
For added fiber accumulator options, Polymaker additionally afresh appear its PolyBox 3D printer accessory. The $70 dry accumulator box is advised to authority up to two spools and feeds anon into the 3D printer.
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A acceptable abstraction I think. Especially for added big-ticket filaments like Ultem and PEEK which blot damp actual quickly.
John wrote at 10/8/2017 1:34:15 PM:
First.. An eBay dehydrator for the 3D press bazaar with a huge markup. Now.. A block box with no agnosticism a huge markup. Next.. A ziplock bag with “special” damp against seals, and a bag of dessicant for alone $20 a bag?
Mike wrote at 10/7/2017 10:04:42 PM:
I accept 10 rolls in a rubbermaid alembic with a applesauce amount of silica packs I’ve aggregate thru the year. Acceptable enough.
S. G. wrote at 10/6/2017 2:47:33 PM:
Unless it has a metalized band or assorted layers to anticipate manual through the walls of the alembic again they will aperture and your fiber will get wet.
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