Because some 3D printing filaments are hygroscopic, meaning that they absorb moisture from the air, prolonged exposure to even moderately humid room air causes moisture saturation. After 150 hours in standard conditions, PLA filament may swell up to 40 micrometers before reaching its saturation point. 3D printers rely on tight tolerances and extremely small layer heights. Before the print even gets underway, an increased filament diameter of even 20 – 40 microns, (roughly the width of a human hair) can derail a build before it ever begins.
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Desiccator storage has become critical in more and more manufacturing operations. A look at the costly effects of moisture exposure explains why. As critical components become smaller and more sophisticated, their susceptibility to moisture damage increases. Once absorbed by sensitive… Continue Reading →
StatPro CPDC Series Desiccator Dry Cabinets are widely used and trusted by professionals in the high-tech, R&D, electronic manufacturing, laboratory, cleanroom, and warehouse industries. These utilize self-regenerating desiccant dehumidifiers to provide an ultra-low humidity environment. With no N2/dry-air purging, these… Continue Reading →
An Alternative Drying Solution Replaces Traditional Methods As the industry utilizes a high-temperature reflow process, moisture sensitivity in SMT remains a constant problem. Serious manufacturing defects and failures are much more likely to occur later when products are in the… Continue Reading →
What is Desiccant? Desiccant is a drying agent that is used to absorb moisture from the air inside moisture barrier bags. Desiccant absorbs moisture vapor (humidity) from the air left inside the barrier bag after it has been sealed. Any… Continue Reading →
Manufacturing Uses of Desiccator Cabinets for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) The discussion regarding ‘dry box’ or desiccant storage of MSD’s (Moisture Sensitive Devices) has increased over the past years with the introduction of new IPC Joint Industries Standards such as… Continue Reading →
What is a desiccant Dry Cabinet? A desiccant dry cabinet is an enclosure with a supply of desiccant which maintains an internal environment of 1-50% RH. Desiccant dry cabinets are also called: Desiccators, Dry Boxes, Dehumidifying Cabinets, and Ultra Low Humidity Storage Cabinets. Click… Continue Reading →
Desiccators: Unique Stainless Steel Solutions from Palbam Class Palbam Class developed its first desiccator cabinets for the Semiconductor Industry. Due to the demands of this industry all the cabinets are manufactured from the cleanest materials possible. Most manufacturers offer stainless… Continue Reading →
You may be asking yourself “What exactly is a desiccator cabinet, and why would I need one?” Desiccators are sealable enclosures containing desiccants used for preserving moisture-sensitive items.