The PolyBox™ Edition II is an efficient and cost-effective solution, protecting filament from moisture during printing.
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™ Edition II shields the filament from the humid air, creating a dry environment to store your materials.
PolyBox™ Edition II 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™ Edition II 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™ Edition II provides the optimum printing environment for 3D Printing filaments. Humidity is maintained below 15% to increase filament life span and to ensure consistent mechanical properties from the start to the end of the spool.
Easy Maintenance / Monitoring: The PolyBox™ Edition II includes a built in high precision thermo-hygrometer to allow the user to monitor the humidity and temperature inside the PolyBox™. Maintaining the PolyBox™ Edition II is simple with the included rechargeable microwavable desiccant.
Safe / Low Cost: The PolyBox™ Edition II is incredibly safe and economical out of the box solution, requiring no cables / electricity.
Multiple Materials: The PolyBox™ Edition II can print with up to two 1kg spools simultaneously, perfectly suited for spooling multiple printers, dual extrusion printing or load one 3kg spool for longer prints or industrial users.
Compatibility: The PolyBox™ Edition II features six rubber exit holes, three installed in the base and three installed on the reversible transparent cover. With the PolyBox™ Edition II changing spools is as easy as ever. No matter how your printer feeds, the PolyBox™ Edition II is designed to suit suit your workspace.
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.
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
3D Printing Solutions was established in 2013 by director Michael Tyson and has since launched an online and retail store supporting and selling 3D printers to enthusiasts, businesses, government and educational institutions Australia-wide.
One of our key philosophies has been to thoroughly test the printer brands and filaments we sell to ensure they meet our key quality standards. Our hands on approach and experience with these brands ensure we can provide customers detailed tips and advice
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