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innovatiQ – MiQ5

Manufacturer : innovatiQ GmbH + Co KG
Sectors : Aerospace, Automotive, Education, Fablabs, Industry, Railway

Material drying unit for 3D printer

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THE COIL DRYING UNIT

MiQ 5 is the material drying unit of innovatiQ. The dryer also serves as a compartment storage for the filament material. The filaments in this drying unit can be guided to the printer for printing directly after drying. Drying is an important process in the 3D manufacturing to improve filament quality. In additive manufacturing, it is important that the filament remains “dry” continuously. innovatiQ has chosen with MiQ 5 the best method to bring the filament in optimal condition before extrusion.

Two functions are combined in MiQ 5

The “warming” and and “active dehumidification” operate completely independently in the drying chamber. This drying unit improves properties of the filament.

DRYING MATERIALS IS DONE IN 3 STEPS

  1. The drying chamber of the material is constantly heated to 55°C maximum. Heated air allows release the water stored in the polymer.
  2. Hot air is dehumidified actively. For this, the air in the room is brought by a permanent flow and guided in front of two modules Peltier.
  3. Moisture is removed and evaporated. The user must not open the drying chamber or manually empty the container.

Why do we need to dry ?

The filament material absorbs moisture in principle. The moisture in the filament results in lower quality printing results. The known effects are burrs (stringing) and the formation of air bubbles.

The main advantages of material drying are obvious: a better appearance of the printed parts, better mechanical properties and a more reliable printing process

  • Humidity : 8% to 4% relative humidity
  • Number of connections to printer : 2 (one coil per extruder)
  • Number of coils in storage : 5 small or 3 large coils
  • Power consumption : 0.3 kW, approximately 50% in continuous operation
  • Voltage : 230 V, 16 A
  • Filament diameter : any type of filament
  • Operating temperature : Max 55°C in the material chamber
  • Network connection : stand-alone dryer
  • Exterior dimensions (WxDxH) : 1134 x 726 x 643 mm
  • Weight : approximately 115 kg
  • Material drying technology

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innovatiQ GmbH + Co KG

innovatiQ GmbH + Co KG is a manufacturer of Industrial 3D-Printer based in Munich. The company was established in 2010 and has since that time evolved from consumer printers to reliable Industry Printer for manufacturing. In 2021, innovatiQ has become a member of the Arburg-Family and is now strengthening its…

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