As the choice of materials becomes ever more exotic for the 3D printing industry, so does the way we store and print our materials. The biggest problem faced by materials is the moisture content that’s absorbed into the filament from the surrounding environment. In humid habitats, hygroscopic materials such as PVA can spoil in a matter of hours, the PolyBox™ shields the filament from the humid air, creating a dry environment to store your materials.
Moisture content in filaments can cause a multitude of problems from inconsistent extrusion to poor surface quality and ultimately delivering a printed part with weak mechanical properties due to poor layer adhesion. In environments with >20% humidity, water molecules are quickly absorbed into the filament forming polar bonds with the polymer chain. When the filament passes through the hot end the moisture rapidly expands, boiling and rupturing the filament. This causes bubbles in between layers, inconsistent extrusion due to material expansion and poor surface quality due to the fluctuating flow rate. Materials such as PVA, Nylon and PolySmooth™ are particularly susceptible to moisture absorption, however ABS, Polycarbonate and PLA are also hygroscopic.
PolyBox is a filament storage box that allows you to store materials in their optimum printing environment while still being able to print with them. PolyBox can house up to two 1kg spools simultaneously or one 3kg spool and is compatible with both 1.75mm and 2.85mm filament diameters.
Protect your filament: The PolyBox provides the optimum printing environment for 3D Printing filaments, increasing the life span and ensuring consistent mechanical properties from the start to the end of the spool.
Safe / Low Cost: The PolyBox is incredibly safe and economical to use, requiring no electricity.
Multiple Materials: The PolyBox can print with two 1kg spools simultaneously perfectly suited to dual extrusion printing or use one 3kg spool for longer prints or industrial users.
Built in Theromo-Hygrometer: The PolyBox includes a built in high precision thermo-hygrometer to allow the user to monitor the humidity and temperature inside the PolyBox. The humidity can be maintained below 15% to prevent filament moisture absorption.
Reversable Casing: The PolyBox features a reversable transparent case with 6 rubber exit holes so no matter if your printer feeds from the front, back or side; the PolyBox will suit your workspace.
Desiccant type Silica gel
Desiccant specifications 4*Desiccant sachets 100g
Supported filament spools 2 spools ≤ 1kg or 1 spool 3kg
Humidity range 10-99%
Response 10 seconds
Temperature range -50~70 °C
Accuracy ±1 °C
Battery specifications LR44*1
Product size 315(L)*190(W)*310(H)
Package size 196(L)*320(W)*320(H)
Product weight (without
desiccants and wires) 1.150kgs
Package weight 1.700kgs