It improves the whole process of 3D printing, the print efficiency and print quality when used with Creator 4
The Filament Drying Station improves the whole process of 3D printing, ensures the stable use of filaments throughout the whole workflow, maximizing your printer uptime and guarantees the printing quality.
Reasons for choosing Flashforge Filament Drying Station
Intelligent Drying Technology
The heating temperature can be up to 120℃, which makes it easy to dry filaments that have absorbed moisture and restore the properties of filaments.
Intelligent Dry Storage
The inner-placed silica gel desiccant ensures long-term storage of filaments in a dry environment.
Reusable Desiccant, Economical and Environmentally Friendly
When the desiccant absorbs moisture and reaches its saturation, the system will automatically start the regeneration mode, and the moisture in the desiccant will be discharged through hot air circulation. Thus, the desiccant can be reused for 1 year.
Large Drawer-type Storage Space
It can accommodate 6 rolls of 1KG filament or 2 rolls of 2.5KG filament.
Used with Creator 4, the elevated shelf is convenient for equipment operation.
Why do you need to use a Filament Drying Station?
Hygroscopicity, the tendency to absorb moisture, is a great enemy of 3D printing. Even a small percentage of humidity will have a negative impact on the properties of most carbon fiber filaments, glass fiber filaments and other materials. Printing with wet filaments will not only lead to surface quality defects, but also destroy the material properties, which will lead to the inability to meet the requirements of the application end. The importance of proper storage and drying of materials is self-evident.
[Real shot] Printed model quality comparison chart
Influence of environmental humidity on the properties of filaments
The mechanical properties of 3D printed parts depends heavily on the storage of filaments
Filament after being dried
Printing PAHT after drying it:
The impact-resistance strength is increased by 100%;
The tensile strength is increased by 26%
Printing PA12-CF after drying it:
The impact-resistance strength is increased by 25%;
The tensile strength is increased by 50%
Annealing can obviously improve the strength of some 3D printed parts
Annealing treatment has a significant effect on PA-based materials, which can improve the strength of PA/PAHT/PA-CF while maintaining proper impact toughness.
PVA / PVOH / BVOH / PVB / PA6 / PA12 / PA66 / PC / ABS / ABS Pro / HIPS / ASA / PET / PETG / WOOD / Metal Fill
Moisture-sensitive fiber reinforced materials
PA6-CF / PA12-CF / PA66-CF / PET-CF / PP-CF / ASA-CF / PETG-CF / PLA-CF / PPS-CF / PA6-GF / PLA-GF
Storage Humidity Control Range
Maximum Drying Temperature