|Polymakers new PolyBox promises to keep your 3D printing filaments safe and dry|
|Writer : manager upndown 2017-09-26 10:44:51Views : 376 Like : 0|
Polymaker's new PolyBox promises to keep your 3D printing filaments safe and dry
Sep 25, 2017 | By Tess | From 3ders
Polymaker, a manufacturer of 3D printing materials, has just launched it latest product: PolyBox. The new 3D printer accessory, which is retailing for $69.99, is a dry storage box that is designed to keep your printing filaments dry and safe from humidity.
As many makers will know, filaments for FDM 3D printing are relatively easy to work with, provided they are kept dry and untainted by such elements as moisture. Working in a humid environment (we’re talking more than 20 per cent humidity) can cause plastic filaments to absorb water molecules which boil and ruin the filament once it is processed through the 3D printer’s hot end.
The product, very much resembling a box, is built to accommodate either two standard spools of filament or one 3 kg spool for longer print jobs. The PolyBox is equipped with four bearing clad steel rods which enable the two filament spools to move separately, allowing for dual extrusion 3D printing.
“This cheap, simple solution provides a dry environment to store and print filaments and the desiccants can be dried and reused once they have reached their maximum water absorption,” says the company.
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