Significantly reduces 3D printing faults
FASTER PRINT TIMES
The FilaDry enables to print faster!
When the humidity is high the extruded filament get much more "sticky" and tends to adhere strongly to the nozzle and extruder head. This "stickiness" is observed by the presence of small defects in the printing like protruding strings, small flaws and many more.
The FilaDry process eliminates the adsorbed humidity on the filament, allowing it to be less "sticky". But FilaDry does not only removes the humidity out of the filament. Using FilaDry we gain another benefit. The FilaDry, by heating the filament also contributes to a low degree of softening of the filament. This makes the filament much more workable than a cold filament. The outcome is a smoother, filaments faults free printing.
These allows the user to print faster, not only by reducing printing faults but actually by allowing the user to print in higher speeds without any loss in the printing quality.
HIGHER DESIGN FIDELITY
With FilaDry you can print better!
One of the problems with filament printing is the "inflating" of the filament when it leaves the extruder head.
FilaDry treat the filament in a way that reduces significantly the inflation of the extruded filament.
The FilaDry process does not only removes the humidity out of the filament. Using FilaDry we gain another benefit. The FilaDry, by heating the filament, also contribute to a low degree of softening of the filament. This makes the filament much more workable than a cold filament. The outcome is a smoother, filaments faults free printing.
All off the above will allow you to print in a way that looks more like your original design and not as a compromised version.
NO NOZZLE JAMS
Eliminate the humidity related nozzle jams!
Humidity (water vapor) generally interacts with the filaments in two main ways – physical and chemical. The first is largely independent of the chemical nature of the material and depends significantly more on the morphology of the surface. Here, water molecules are adsorbed on the surface. In Uncontrolled printing environment, the Water vapors (humidity) serve as a plasticizer to the filaments, it means that in its melted phase the water blends into the filament making it softer. When the humidity is high, an excessive content of water is blended in the filament causing it to adhere to the nozzle. This adhesion prevents from the nozzle to process and release the polymer freely, which is usually followed by a nozzle jam.
The accessibility of these molecules allows an in-line treatment using FilaDry. The controlled temperatures and flow rates generated by the FilaDry have been calculated and experimentally fine-tuned to enable the demanding rapid in-line treatment required for the “Dry-while-you-Print” goal. Allowing a humidity free printing.
HIGHER DESIGN FIDELITY
ENHANCED INTERLAYER ADHESION
Improved interlayer adhesion!
One of the most severe problems in 3D printing is the adhesion between layers and between the printed element and the printing surface. Many times during printing, especially under humid conditions, one can observed the peeling of layers, which in turn causes the warping of the element's edges and many other printing faults.
When a "wet" printing filament is processed, directly without any drying process, by the heated printing head some errors can occurs. The water vapors inside the filament heat up rapidly and turn into steams. These steams cause the materials to loose its cohesion abilities. The water steams that leave the material "burst" outside producing these crackling noises. But the steams not only make this sound but also blend into the melted polymer and serving as a plasticizer. That means that the material is softening in an uncontrollable way. Moreover the bursting steams also adhere onto the previous printed layers and making the adhesion between the layers weaker.
Eliminating the humidity and pre-processing of the filament with FilaDry enables to reduce the warping phenomenon and to increase the adhesion between printed layers. FilaDry allows you to have cleaner, stronger and more precise printing models.