Makers, hobbyists and developers that use 3D printing filament to create prototypes or designs may be interested in a new 3D printer filament storage system which is being created by PrintDry.
To provide airtight filament storage to make sure your 3D printing filament provides the best print possible when required. Watch the video below to learn more about the PrintDry Filament Container which has been specifically designed for 3D printing filament storage.
The PrintDry Filament Container has been launched by Kickstarter this week and has already raised its pledge goal with still 45 days remaining on its campaign. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about its design and air tight locking mechanism to help protect your 3D printing filament from degradation.
The water content in a filament can cause various 3D printing problems, from the print being partially failed to the filament completely unprintable. Leaving your filament spools unprotected will make it absorb moisture in the air and reduce its printability. This happens to almost all the filaments. Therefore it is very important to store your filaments in a dry environment to ensure a longer shelf life.
Using zip lock re-sealable plastic bags to protect filaments from moisture is the most common practice. The problem was that small rips/holes developed with regular handling; or the bag was not properly sealed; leaving filaments totally unprotected. Most times the moisture problem only presents itself half way into the printing process. A lot of time and filaments are wasted. We concluded that zip lock bags are not always reliable. Airtight plastic containers are another alternative and are much more durable.
For a full list of all available pledges jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.