Are you familiar with these printing failures?
Let’s deal with the elephant in the room: moisture!
These are a few indications of possible moisture content in your failed prints:
Precise control over the material’s mass flow rate is directly correlated with the moisture control of printed material. Moisture will lead to hydrolysis, breaking the polymer chains. In addition, while filament is melted in the hotend, moisture turns into vapor inside the hotend’s melting chamber, generating pressure. This pressure needs to be released, release that depends on the material’s viscosity. The result may be a back pressure jam or flow variations in the extrusion.
Heat-based solutions cannot deal with moisture eﬀectively
Drying cycles are typically 8-48 hours long
These solutions cannot process more than a few pounds of material
Achieving a relative humidity of less than 10-30% (depending on the material) is hard or even imposible with such techniques
Materials with diﬀerent thermal properties may not be dried simultaneously
Since this method depends on contact with dry air, moisture may be found even after a full drying cycle
Up-to 10 times more energy efficient than heat-based solutions
In addition to being time and cost ineficient, drying with temperature may either ruin your Filament by altering its physical properties or not dry it properly.
The Smart3D Multimaterial Dryer is the only current solution that integrates our Hybrid Drying Technology™ at the end-user level
Our Hybrid Drying Technology™ dries your filament and preserves its properties, ensuring your material is in its best conditions to be printed.
This system allows the filaments to be dried much faster than any other current solution on the market. In less than 2 hours, you can have the Dryer’s full storage capacity in perfect conditions and ready to use.
Unlike other drying solutions on the market, the Smart3D Material Dryer can dry and store large 2.2kg spools, or up to 24 1kg spools, depending on spool size.
The drying chamber also works to keep your filament dry. The controlled ambient chamber keeps the moisture out, so after drying your materials, you can keep them inside until use.
Our technology ensures that your previously humid filament will achieve its optimal dryness level.
* Hybrid Drying Technology is a registered trademark of Industry Supplies, Inc.
Among others, these filaments should never be
stored in ambient air
The effect of moisture on PA is profound, as it may fully saturate in as little as 10 hours.
Being a soluble support material, PVA’s ability to absorb water is a fundamental characteristic. Even mild humidity is enough to ruin an entire spool of unsealed filament.
Drying Polyurethane with heat-based solutions is not recommendable due to its low glass transition temperature.
Product dimensions: W: 892 mm / 35.1” - D: 500 mm / 19.7” - H: 825 mm / 32.5”
Internal storage capacity: W: 733 mm / 28.9” - D: 250 mm / 9.8” - H: 506 mm / 19.9”
Maximum spool diameter: 300 mm / 11.8
Cycle duration: <3h
Drying capacity: Up to 24 spools (depending on spool size)
Compatibility: Filament spools of any material and brand
Connectivity: Ethernet, USB
Display: 7” full color touch screen
Rated voltage: 110 - 240V / 50 - 60 Hz
Auxiliar power outlet: 110 - 240V / 50 - 60 Hz / 4 - 2A
Spool recognition: Through RFID tag
Reports and statistics: Temperature, humidity and drying cycles
Updates: via Ethernet
I4.0 compliant: Yes
The wide range of Smart3D Materials is enriched by a Material Partnership Program to provide manufacturer-approved preset printing profiles with the leading suppliers of industrial-grade 3D printing materials.