Thought3D Thought3D Drywise Desiccant - 2 pack
Desiccant replacements for the Drywise In-Line Filament Dryer.
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What are the advantages of Desiccant?
Desiccants are commonly used to maintain the quality and performance of 3D printing filaments by absorbing moisture present in the surrounding environment. Using desiccant for 3D printing filament storage offers several advantages:
Improved print quality: Moisture absorbed by filaments can lead to poor print quality, including surface defects, dimensional inaccuracies, and inconsistent extrusion. By keeping the filaments dry with desiccants, you can maintain optimal print quality.
Reduced nozzle clogging: Moisture in filament can cause bubbles, steam, or inconsistent extrusion during the printing process, which can lead to nozzle clogging. Desiccants help to prevent these issues by keeping the filament dry.
Enhanced filament longevity: Moisture can weaken and degrade the mechanical properties of filaments, especially hygroscopic materials like nylon, PVA, or PETG. Desiccants help to preserve the structural integrity and shelf life of these filaments by removing excess moisture.
Lower risk of filament breakage: Excess moisture can cause some filaments, like PLA, to become more brittle, increasing the risk of breakage during the printing process. Desiccants help to prevent this issue by maintaining the filament's optimal moisture content.
Reduced stringing and oozing: Moisture in filaments can cause stringing and oozing during the printing process, which can result in a messy print with excess material. By keeping filaments dry, desiccants help to reduce these issues and improve overall print aesthetics.
Better layer adhesion: Proper layer adhesion is crucial for a strong, stable printed object. Moisture in the filament can negatively affect layer adhesion, potentially causing weak points or layer separation in the final print. Desiccants help to mitigate this risk by keeping the filament dry.