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The ultimate filament storage solution for 3D printing
The ultimate filament storage solution for 3D printing
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Courtesy of Simplify3d.com & Eurekadrytech.com
Courtesy of Simplify3d.com & Eurekadrytech.com

The water content in a filament can cause various 3D printing problems, from the print being partially failed to the filament completely unprintable. Leaving your filament spools unprotected will make it absorb moisture in the air and reduce its printability. This happens to almost all the filaments. Therefore, it is very important to store your filaments in a dry environment to ensure a longer shelf life. After 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2016 for our filament dryer and in 2017 for our filament container. We are now glad to introduce the PrintDry Vacuum Sealed Filament Container

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Features 

1) Vacuum valve and pump: A special valve and a pump are used to suck the air out to create a vacuum seal and this will prevent the moisture in the air from getting into the container.    

2) Stronger structure: In order to hold a strong vacuum seal, both the lid and the container itself have been specially designed. 

3)  Vacuum indicator: when completely vacuum sealed, the center of the vacuum valve will collapse inward from its original dome shape.   

Testing   

The vacuum filament container has been tested with a 750g filament spool inside for 30 days. The graph below shows the changes of the relative humidity (grey line) inside the container and the ambient humidity (red line) as the storage time increases. Five pouches of 15g desiccant are included in the container.

How to use 
 

Our new vacuum sealed containers are super easy to use.  

1) Place your filament spool inside the container with some desiccant pouches, put on the lid and align the tabs of the lid and the container, engage the 4 strong clamps.  

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2) Take the hand plunger and line up the bottom of the hand plunger with the center vacuum valve on the container lid.  Pressing down gently on the hand plunger, simply lift the plunger handle slowly until it reaches the top of the pump, and then push down on the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the pump. Repeat this up and down motion for 5-10 times.  

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3) To release the vacuum seal, place your index finger on the outside rim of the valve, and press it towards the center. 

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Please be aware that too many pumps will end up putting too much pressure on the container walls and lids and will lead to damage of your containers. 

Specification  

  • Container overall size: 255(OD) x 115(H) mm (10.5"OD x 4.5"H)
  • Filament spool size (max): 205(OD) x 85(H) mm (8"OD x 3.3"H)  

Design improvements

1) A thicker durable plastic to withstand the extreme pressure of on the walls and lid of the containers when vacuum seal is achieved.  

2) Accept taller spools of filament than our original container. 

Special UPGRADE package for our previous backer:  

  • UPGRADE Package A: 6 vacuum sealed lids and 1 pump
  • UPGRADE Package B: 12 vacuum sealed lids and 2 pumps

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International backer  
 

The PrintDry filament containers will be shipped worldwide! However, please be aware that for some countries VAT/duties may incur upon receipt of your unit. These fees are the responsibility of each international backer.   

Distributors:  If you would like to work with us to distribute PrintDry products around the world, please contact us at info@printdry.com  

Media kit:  Please click the link here for our Media Kit

You already know how well our original containers work and with this UPGRADE PACKAGE you can still use the original container bottoms with the new vacuum lids. This way you get to see how the vacuum sealed container works, without having to pay the cost for a whole new set of containers.  

Thanks

All of us at PrintDry would like to thank those who have supported us with our past Kickstarter campaigns and to all of you who will be supporting this 2018 Kickstarter campaign. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to bringing you more 3D printing accessories in the future.

Keywords: 3d, printing, 3d printing, 3d printer, filament, container, filament container, storage, filament storage, moisture, dry, dryer, printdry, nylon, pla, abs, petg, filament, vacuum sealed, taulman, taulaman3d, nylon 680, nylon 645, pctpe, nylon bridge, nylon 618, nylon 230, alloy 910, breathe-3dp, phoenix nylon

Risks and challenges

All the molding needed for PrintDry vacuum sealed filament containers has been made and several prototypes have been under testing since March 2018. The first production run will be completed by June 25, 2018. We don't see any challenge in the manufacturing process. The only remaining challenge for us is the international shipping. We pledge to keep our backers updated in a timely manner throughout the entire production and shipping process.

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    Thanks for your contribution! Together we will bring PrintDry products to more and more people. An appreciative high five to you from PrintDry team.

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    Upgrade Package A

    By replacing the lids, the current airtight filament containers can be upgraded into vacuum-sealed ones. The package includes:

    * vacuum-sealed container lids: 6x
    * vacuum pump: 1x

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    Upgrade Package B

    By replacing the lids, the current airtight filament containers can be upgraded into vacuum-sealed ones. The package includes:

    * vacuum-sealed container lids: 12x
    * vacuum pump: 2x

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    Super Early Bird

    You will get:

    * Vacuum-sealed filament container: 5x
    * Vacuum pump: 1x

    (30% OFF the retail price)

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    Kickstarter Special

    You will get:

    * Vacuum-sealed filament container: 5x
    * Vacuum pump: 1x

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    Early Bird - 2 PACK

    You will get:

    * Vacuum-sealed filament container: 10x
    * Vacuum pump: 2x

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    Kickstarter Special - 2 PACK

    You will get:

    * Vacuum-sealed filament container: 10x
    * Vacuum pump: 2x

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    PrintDry Combo A

    You will get:

    * PrintDry filament dryer: 1x
    * Vacuum-sealed filament container: 5x
    * Vacuum pump: 1x

    FREE SHIPPING IN CANADA & CONTINENTAL USA

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    PrintDry Combo B

    You will get:

    * PrintDry filament dryer: 1x
    * Vacuum-sealed filament container: 10x
    * Vacuum pump: 2x

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