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.
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 components, water creates a number of potentially disastrous conditions. The most notorious effect of moisture … Read moreWhy Choose Desiccator Storage?
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 provide automatic control of <5% RH with very fast recovery times at NTP conditions. Because … Read moreSolve your moisture problems with a StatPro CPDC Series dry cabinet
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 field, which can be traced to improper storage and handling of components and PCBs during … Read moreIssues associated with moisture problems
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 moisture that penetrates the bag will also be absorbed. Desiccant remains dry to the touch … Read moreHow to Use Desiccants with Moisture Vapor Barrier Bags
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 IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033a and J-STD-020. Manufacturers are becoming aware of the possible benefits of ultra-low humidity … Read moreDry Box Desiccant Storage within the PCB Manufacturing Environment: Uses, History, Selection, and Performance
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 here to view the CleanPro Desiccant Cabinets we offer, or keep reading to learn more … Read moreSelf-Refreshing Nitrogen-Free Desiccator Cabinets
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 steel accessories for their desiccators. Palbam Class uses only stainless steel. All modular designs – … Read morePalbam Class N2 Desiccator Cabinets