Apium Filament Dryer reduces moisture-related 3D printing defects and noticeably increases printing success rate

Aug 13, 2018

Most filaments produced for the Material Extrusion 3D Printing Technology (FFF) are polymer-based materials. Other than polyolefins, almost every other polymer can absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Moisture in filaments can cause poor print quality and significantly affect the printing process. In order to overcome these problems, Apium partners with Purpose AM Systems from Singapore and launches the new Apium Filament Dryer.

“Through our partnership with Purpose AM, we are launching Apium Filament Dryers and provide our end-users with the complete solution for processing high performance polymers. We offer the unique AM solution with our advanced customer support established by our Service Center experts and forerunner technologies.“ Pinar Karakas, Head of Marketing and Quality Management

Apium Filament Dryer ensures high extrusion quality, less oozing and stringing, high interlayer adhesion and high mechanical properties. It is compatible with all Apium P Series 3D printers and Apium filaments as well as many other open system 3D printers.

Apium Filament Dryer is equipped with thermally insulated walls reducing the heat loss and with front-loading enabling easy filament interchange. It has rotary desiccant system for dehumidification of incoming air, a set of HEPA and active carbon filters to limit amount of exhausts and filter dust particles.

Technical Specifications:


Supported Spool Size Diameter: 200 mm, Width: 80 mm
Temperature Range 40 – 80 °C
Supported Filament Size 1.75 mm / 2.85 mm / 3.00 mm
Material and Machine Compatibility All Apium Filaments and Apium P Series 3D Printers

Custom Filaments and Open System FFF 3D Printers with mentioned temperature ranges

Air Filtering HEPA & Active Carbon Filters
Door Safety Switch Yes
Overheating Protection Yes
Connection USB 2.0 and Ethernet Jacks, Wi-Fi
Power Requirement Max. 400 W

Apium is ready to ship the dryers upon order and provides 12 months warranty. Keep up with the latest news about AM of High Performance Polymers from Apium by subscribing to Apium newsletter.

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