3D Printing Filament Dry Cabinet with Feeder PortFor most DIY enthusiasts the cost and risks associated with flaws in final prints are small. The final application and end-use are generally limited to trinkets and experiments with minimal consequence. Meanwhile, failed builds pile up, tinkering leads to more tinkering, and the root of the problem, from feeder jams to poor surface finish remains undiagnosed. If you’re wondering why moisture is so problematic for 3D printer filament, see our previous post and learn more about how quickly moisture saturation impacts filament stored in room conditions. For commercial applications that require large quantities of filaments spools and project turnover on tight deadlines, temperature, and humidity controlled storage is a cost-effective option that eliminates variables and volatility. If a 3D printing filament storage prevents one failed build of 80+ hours with expensive engineering-grade thermoplastics, at $375, an automatic 3D printing dry cabinet has already paid for itself.
Why Is This the Best 3D Printing Filament Storage Cabinet of 2018?StatPro is known for its high-end desiccant dry cabinet technology used for humidity and temperature control in cleanroom and electronics manufacturing. Their newest filament dry cabinet is designed specifically for storing 3D printing filament and support materials at a price anyone with a 3D printer can afford.
Automatic Humidity Control & Feeder PortsAutomatic humidity controlled cabinets provides a quick and simple way to store filament without hassle. Better yet, the feeder ports allow you to feed your 3D printer without ever opening the cabinet. Simply set the desired humidity level, store the filaments and the dehumidifier will take care of the rest. Your filament stays dry, accessible, identifiable, and ready to be used anytime you need them for a print.
- Fully Adjustable Spool Hanger
- Standalone Hygrometer for Active Monitoring
- 4-Filament Feed Ports for Direct Printing
- Fast 2-Hour Recovery
Benefits of using a Filament Dry Cabinet
- <20% RH: Optimal for all filament materials
- Convenient: No consumable parts
- Low Energy Consumption: 13W Avg. / 100W Max.
- 4 Filament Feed Ports: Prints while in dry storage
- Dries Without Heat: Maintains tensile strength
Traditional Dry Method Disadvantages
- Oven Baking: High energy costs, decreases tensile strength, time-consuming, melt filament if too hot
- Desiccants: No RH control, constant replacement, and maintenance
- AC & Dehumidifier: High energy cost, unable to reach below 40% RH, ineffective in low temperatures
- Other Filament Dryers: Constant heat baking with high energy consumption, unable to dry for extended periods, only able to dry a few spools at a time