There are many things that pair excellently with water. Swimming, for example. Filament, however, isn’t one of them. In fact, you want that about as dry as it can get, especially when you’re printing with ABS, PETG, PVA, nylon or flexibles.
That’s where PrintDry’s filament dryer has your back. Though it’s not the only option to toast your filament (if you’ve ever put filament in your oven, you know what we’re talking about) it’s made specifically for this purpose.
It dries your filament in two ways: either while in the container as the filament gets fed into your printer or separately so that it’s ready to be printed outside the enclosure when you need it. We haven’t gotten our paws on this gadget yet, but here’s our review of specs.
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Despite its fairly unimpressive looks – the PrintDry Filament Dryer resembles a hacked food dehydrator and works in roughly the same way – this gadget is able to eke all the water out of your thirsty, hygroscopic filament spools.
This dryer can wick moisture out of two filament spools at the same time so you don’t have to spend time waiting around after one spool’s used up. You can also feed the filament of one spool directly into your printer, while the other container dries a second spool.
Waiting for a spool to dry up doesn’t have to be like watching paint dry, but that doesn’t mean it’s much faster. Drying times range from about two hours for ABS and PETG to over 12 hours for materials like Nylon.
Hygroscopic materials like nylon and PETG have the annoying habit of sucking moisture out of the air, which affects their performance. The PrintDry Filament Dryer makes them spit that water back out so you don’t have print disasters on your hands.
Like a rotisserie chicken, you can roast your filament at the perfect temperature to get the best results. Keep your filament in a balmy 35°C up to a scorching 70°C.
Dryer temperature range: 35 to 70°C
Max continuous drying time: 40 hours
Power supply: 120VAC/60Hz
Spool dimensions: OD 100-250 mm, height 25 to 125 mm
Spool mounting hole diameter: 19 to 58 mm
Spool weight: Up to 2 kg
Weight: 3.8 kg
Size: 370 x 370 x 360 mm
You can buy a PrintDry Filament Dryer from the retailers below.
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