Excessive efficiency 3D printing supplies specialist, Apium Additive Technologies, has partnered with extrusion know-how agency, Purpose AM Systems, to launch the Apium Filament Dryer. The dryer is designed to cut back undesirable moisture in filaments, which may trigger poor print high quality and considerably have an effect on the 3D printing course of.
Pinar Karakas, Head of Advertising and High quality Administration at Apium acknowledged:
“By way of our partnership with Goal AM, we’re launching Apium Filament Dryers and offering our end-users with the entire resolution for processing excessive efficiency polymers. We provide the distinctive AM resolution with our superior buyer help established by our Service Middle specialists and forerunner applied sciences.”
Preserving the standard of 3D printer filaments
Primarily based in Germany, Apium Tech focuses on processing excessive efficiency polymers (HPP) for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing know-how. The corporate’s objective is to enhance the standard and makes use of of FFF 3D printing and HPP.
A core characteristic of Apium Tech 3D printers is the power to make use of PEEK, a sturdy, warmth resistant thermoplastic polymer. PEEK can be utilized in a variety of additive manufacturing functions, from pumps and bearings to medical implants. PEEK is an HPP, and can be costlier than different plastics, and has a better melting temperature. Many polymer filaments (together with PEEK) naturally entice moisture, which may doubtlessly destroy a delicate, costly print.
The Apium Filament Dryer goals to guard the filament from moisture harm, saving the consumer from having to buy further PEEK or different HPPs. The dryer is supplied with thermally insulated partitions to cut back warmth loss and a rotary desiccant (substances used to take care of dryness) system for dehumidifying air.
It additionally comes with a set of excessive effectivity particulate air (HEPA) filters, in addition to lively carbon filters to restrict exhaust and filter out mud particles.
|Supported Spool Measurement||Diameter: 200 mm, Width: 80 mm|
|Temperature Vary||40 – 80 °C|
|Supported Filament Measurement||1.75 mm / 2.85 mm / three.00 mm|
|Materials and Machine Compatibility||All Apium Filaments and Apium P Sequence 3D Printers Customized Filaments and Open System FFF 3D Printers with talked about temperature ranges|
|Air Filtering||HEPA & Energetic Carbon Filters|
|Door Security Swap||Sure|
|Connection||USB 2.zero and Ethernet Jacks, Wi-Fi|
|Energy requirement||Max. 400 Watts|
No pricing was given for the Apium Filament Dryer.
Filament dryers for 3D printers
Earlier this 12 months, Polish 3D printer producer UBOT 3D, launched its industrial-grade 3D printer, the UBOT P440, which included a dryer chamber for filaments. Italian 3D printer producer WASP, has additionally launched its DeltaWASP 20 40 3D printer with a filament dryer to stop moisture harm.
To protect the standard of 3D printer filament, producers have began to take quite a few different steps. Some filaments, like Masterspool, at the moment are delivered packaged in a resealable bag for defense, decreasing value and plastic waste.
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Featured Picture reveals new Apium Filament Dryer. Picture through Apium Applied sciences.