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Effects of Moisture

And the hidden costs of incorrect / traditional drying

  1. + Lost Time and Longer Time to Part

    Valuable time lost planning material drying and pre-drying the material for hours, or even days.
    If the filament is not correctly dried, it could result in costly delays in scheduled production.

  2. + Material Wastage and Degradation

    Incorrect drying leads to inconsistent prints with weak mechanical properties and poor aesthetics that end up discarded or fail prematurely. Furthermore, multiple heat cycles and/or incorrect drying settings degrade the material quality.

  3. + Machine Downtime

    Full utilisation of the machinery at hand is very difficult as filament needs to be planned and dried days in advance. Also, multiple failed prints and higher probability of hot-end jams due to incorrect drying, means there is less effective utilisation of available machine time.

  4. + Print Inconsistencies

    Even when following standard operating procedures, different results can be expected. There are many unknowns that affect the process, initial humidity in the filament, relative humidity of the environment, rate of moisture loss in the oven, etc...

  5. + Bulky, Unsafe and requiring Multiple Devices

    Ovens are bulky and the easy access to really hot parts makes them inherently unsafe, especially in an office or school environment. Cheap dryers can easily catch fire, as in order to keep the cost down, no safety measures are present.
    After drying, other devices are still needed to keep the filament in a good state.

3D printing filament needs drying

Wet filament results in inferior print quality.



Inline Filament Drying for Ultimate Material Quality Control

  1. + Significant Time Savings and Shorter Time to Part

    Valuable time is gained thanks to the quasi instant drying, a feature of the in-line drying architecture. Further, the pre-calibrated settings for certified materials eliminate guesswork and remove the need to research settings.
    Drying in-line is much more efficient and effective, eliminating prolonged drying times as it dries during printing.

  2. + Minimised Material Wastage

    Guaranteed excellent material quality control at all times during the printing process, whilst Drywise is active.
    By just drying the material once just before printing, material quality is always maintained.

  3. + More Machine Uptime and Improve Efficiency

    No pre planning is needed meaning getting full utilisation of your machines is now possible, more easily.
    Less failed prints and lower nozzle jams also result in a higher machine throughput.

  4. + Lower Energy Costs

    Due to the superior drying efficiency and the fact that only the required filament is dried at any time, Drywise is much more energy efficient.
    Also, it does not require any auxiliary devices to maintain the filament in a good state.

  5. + Consistent, Best Quality Results

    Drywise eliminates uncertainties when it comes to material quality control, respecting the material whilst giving the best performing parts.

  6. + Safe, Streamlined, Reliable Device

    Drywise, with its inline architecture, dries the required filament just in time for printing, meaning that no further maintenance devices or anything else is needed.
    It is designed with safety in mind to offer reliability and peace of mind.

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How it works.

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Professional Device
Drywise is intended for professional use and is designed to integrate seamlessly in the additive manufacturing FDM flow.

Pre-programmed settings
The Drywise team works closely with many filament manufacturers. To ensure that Drywise delivers consistent results irrispective of where (geographically) it is used, specific Drywise filament profiles are created. To create such a profile, the filament is first hydrated to a high moisture level and only then dried and the profile created.

Fast and efficient in-line drying
Drywise sits between the filament spool and the printer hotend and only dries the section of filament that passes through, on the way to printing. This is analogous to an inline water heater which instantly warms up water as opposed to a tank water heater that takes up more time to heat up a large volume of water. Inside Drywise, dry hot air is passed on the filament. This causes the filament to release the trapped moisture. The air then carries this moisture into the desiccant cartridge that traps the water molecules. The dry air is then recirculated over the filament in a continuous cycle.

Add ons
Specific add-ons have been designed to help the process work smoothly.

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