Plural Additive Manufacturing announces its Material Management System (MMS) for 3ntr industrial 3D printers. The MMS is an innovative material conditioning and measurement system that optimizes material surface finish and mechanical performance. The low humidity space improves material performance and the UV-free storage increases shelf life of material. For example, 18 hours in an open air environment completely saturates nylon filament with water vapor. Wet nylon affects the surface of the print and the mechanical properties.
The MMS also features a real-time monitor that displays material usage and inventory. With these read-outs, users always know the available material quantity prior to job start and can prevent lost or interrupted prints. The MMS holds six ready-to-go spools. Together, these features enable more cost effective manufacturing.