Wet vs Dry Nylon

Have you struggled with fuzzy surfaces, small threads, and warp? You may have a problem with hygroscopic materials that absorb water vapor in the air. In the open air, nylon is fully saturated in a few hours. You can reduce water vapor exposure with a sealed plastic bag, but sooner or later moisture can become a problem.

Better pre-processing and material storage means more successful prints and less waste.  Nylon and other higher temperature thermoplastics are more hygroscopic and benefit from dry storage with a dessicant or sealed bag or box.  At Plural, we offer the PrintDry dehydrator for  drying out one or two spools before printing. For best results, we recommend the networked, weight-monitoring, moisture-sucking MMS cabinet with a rechargable desiccant to keep up to 13 spools dry and ready to go. Best of all, the MMS feeds directly into the 3ntr printers.

At Plural, we offer the PrintDry dehydrator to reduce moisture for one or two spools, and the networked, weight-monitoring, moisture-sucking MMS cabinet to keep up to 13 spools dry and ready. Best of all, the MMS feeds directly into the 3ntr printers. If you don’t have a 3ntr printer yet, it will work with most FFF systems and is easy to integrate into your work process.

Contact us to learn more or listen to the sound of wet nylon printing.