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SnoDry™ (PREORDER)

MSRP: $699.97
Was: $699.97
Now: $449.97
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Expected ship date is Sep 30th 2021

Ships March 2021!

Description

Showcasing the latest product from SnoLabs: SnoDry™, a proprietary filament dehydrating solution that utilizes the next generation in 3D Printing technology.

Promotions

Kickstarter is estimated to be set up in May 2021 at $499.

General Availability Q4 2021 at $699.97

Updates

March 2021

Since the VRRF reveal, SnoDry has gone through another user feedback round, and I've added quite a bit to the solution. 

  • It now has a fantastic touch screen user interface.
  • Added increased reliability/longevity and fail-safes onto the motherboard and user interface.
  • A whitepaper was drawn, and waiting to publish it with the physical prototype.
  • Another round of rigorous testing. 
  • I had to swap out a few components to help pass certifications.
  • Added a USB port so that users can do firmware updates on their own. (This is on the new motherboards, see below.)
The bad news... I hit a few roadblocks with the suppliers, which are all resolved now. 
  • A few components were delivered later than expected. 
  • A few parts had to be redone since the finish was not at all what I wanted. But the good news is that it's rectified, and the units are getting correctly manufactured.
  • The previous batch of motherboards indicated I needed to make some changes to enhance reliability.
  • The touchscreen interface took a while to set up and configured correctly; we tested dozens of screens to get it just right.
That unfortunately delayed the project longer than anticipated. However, I believe we're back on track to getting these delivered ASAP.

The overall production cost went up by quite a bit due to additional features and components, but rest assured, the original backers are locked into their prices.

Current Timeline:

  • Currently, I'm waiting on a new batch of motherboards to be made.
  • Another round of testing (1000 hours).
  • Launch the Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. (I'm anticipating a ~ 2-month campaign before I can commit to the first batch).
  • The certification process for UL and REACH will be done while the Kickstarter campaign goes on.
  • After that, we should be ready to go on all fronts.

Realistically we're looking at a September/October ship date. 

 

Features

  • Rigid 18-gauge steel body.

  • 600W AC powered heater.

  • Stable up to 75°C for long duty cycles.

  • 4x One Touch Bowden fittings (4mm) for flexible integration into any space.

  • Fits 2x 1KG rolls.

  • Universal Power (110-240 VAC 50/60 Hz)

  • Patent Pending Air Circulation System

Ease Of Use

  • Preconfigured material dry temperature and time

  • Bowden tubes do not get stuck.

  • Easy loading of filament without unravelling.

  • Single button operation.

Technical Specifications:

Exterior Dimensions

268mm (L) x 240mm (W) x 351mm (H)

Interior Dimensions

261mm (L) x 230mm (W) x 240mm (H)

Weight

~7 KG

Max Temperature

80°C

Recommended Long Term Temperature

75°C

Average Temperature Gradient (Peak to Peak)

4°C

Filament Feed Ports

4 Ports

Additional Parts Required?

Each SnoDry will come ready for use and no consumables are required for operation.

Heating System

Closed loop heating system

Certification

Pending UL, RoHS, & REACH Compliance

Patent Status

Patent Pending

Interlocking Safety Features

Interlock Thermostat - De-energizes AC Heater when temperature exceeds 90°C

Interlock Fuse - One off fuse when the temperature exceeds 104°C

Interlock Box - Magnetic reed switch  de-energizes outlet when the door is not locked (door must be closed to be locked)

Electrical Features

110-240 VAC 50/60 Hz

Warranty

2 Years

Country of Origin

Made in USA

FAQ

Q: Which materials have you tested SnoDry with?

We've done several rounds of prototypes testing with CF PEEK, CF Nylon, and PC+ for months now- all without any hiccups.

 

Q: Is 75ºC enough to dry high performance materials like Nylon, PC, PEEK, and ULTEM?

The answer is yes! We consulted with material scientists and other industry specialists to ensure this is the case. We're in process of publishing a white paper on the science behind filament adsorption. 

 

Q: I'd like to use this for my tool-changer, why doesn't SnoDry allow for 4 materials?

The reason for this is that when you're drying multiple materials, you would use the lowest preset. For example, if you're drying PEEK and TPU, you would use the preset for TPU and not PEEK. You wouldn't attain peak performance of SnoDry by using multiple materials, as such you would have an optimal multi-material experience with two units. If the two materials are close in presets like Nylon and PEEK, you would be OK with the Nylon preset.

 

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