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I am looking for enclosure, maybe some airtight type

I am totaly new here, i am just going to buy my first 3D printer Prusa i3 MK3S+ but first i did a lot of research about pollution of the printer which i take pretty serious becouse i have 1 room apartment and no other choice than have it here close to my bed and workspace. The thing i am looking for is some airtight enclosure with some good filter which collect the unwanted stuff. Lots of enclosures i found was with parts i need to print myself which i dont want to until i got my printer isolated, so i was prefering complete sets of kit. 

I found this product : https://www.alveo3d.com/en/enclosure/ which was exactly what i was looking for but 500€+ would not seem like optimal price for just a case of the printer, and im not even sure if the filter is really enough, i have also seen some solutions with ventilation trough tube to the outside which looks like the most efficient way  but it was all DIY 

anyway, i will be happy with any advice, like i said i am new in all this stuff but i already love it and cant wait to start printing 😊 

Posted : 06/09/2021 8:54 pm
cwbullet
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My choice

My recommendation is:

https://www.printer-box.com/product/prusa-box-enclosure-reduce-wraping/

It is not air tight but it is prbably the nicest.  

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Posted : 06/09/2021 9:46 pm
fuchsr
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Also consider what materials you're planning to print. If PLA is going to be the primary (as it is for most people), I don't think an enclosure is needed or even desirable. And you certainly don't want to close the door on it during a print because PLA won't like it. Even PETG I print with the door open, as I've seen artifacts from closing it, inside a LACK enclosure, which is everything but airtight. I do use it for ABS and PC.

One thing I don't like about pretty much all commercial enclosures (besides the high price tag) is that the doors don't fold but stick out into the room. With my latest LACK I used the Slack LACK design to create doors that slide back into the enclosure when open. Much nicer. 

But whatever you decide to do, don't forget that some filaments such as PLA will give problems if printed inside a closed enclosure.

Posted : 07/09/2021 11:43 am
cwbullet
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enclosure.

 

Posted by: @fuchsr

Also consider what materials you're planning to print. If PLA is going to be the primary (as it is for most people), I don't think an enclosure is needed or even desirable. And you certainly don't want to close the door on it during a print because PLA won't like it. Even PETG I print with the door open, as I've seen artifacts from closing it, inside a LACK enclosure, which is everything but airtight. I do use it for ABS and PC.

One thing I don't like about pretty much all commercial enclosures (besides the high price tag) is that the doors don't fold but stick out into the room. With my latest LACK I used the Slack LACK design to create doors that slide back into the enclosure when open. Much nicer. 

But whatever you decide to do, don't forget that some filaments such as PLA will give problems if printed inside a closed enclosure.

An enclosure can still be desired if you want to keep down the noise.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 07/09/2021 12:51 pm
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Topic starter answered:

even with good airflow do you still think the PLA is a problem ? i have seen people printing PLA closed and they didnt talk about any problems linked with closed doors (probably becouse i didnt seen much videos yet) 

to make it more simple: i want to 3D print in my bedroom so i want the least toxic material which is PLA as far as i know, but also i am pretty sure that breathing PLA is still bad enough to have it in your bedroom so i really want to have it isolated (maybe airtight isnt nessesary), but i just looking for some solution if there is any.

I was told that if i print PLA only with 1 printer its all ok even at home with no enclosure but for example this guy say something different :

Maybe he is just too paranoid about it but i am new here and i think the safety and health goes first and plastic all over the flat, bed, girlfriend and her guineapigs is not looking very pleasing for me. 😀 

Posted : 07/09/2021 1:43 pm
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