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Cheap & fast enclosure

Recently I wanted to print some small parts with various, more challenging materials, like ABS and Nylon. For this I created a custom enclosure, just for the print bed and hotend. It isn't fixed anywhere and if the Z-axis goes up, so does the box (which looks very unprofessional ;-)). Having the bed heat up the inside of the box before printing, it got me better results than without (less warping).


Fred Jan

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Posted : 05/03/2021 8:52 am
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RE: Cheap & fast enclosure

Just don't leave it unattended for extended periods.

Excessive heat and cardboard are not a good mix. Cardboard makes very good tinder 👌

Tank you very much!...
Posted : 05/03/2021 9:18 am
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RE: Cheap & fast enclosure


It didn't burn the house down yet, but that isn't a garantee for the future. You shouldn't trust "Cheap & fast" solutions too much.

The hotend can get quite close to the box-wall...

Posted : 05/03/2021 10:09 am
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RE: Cheap & fast enclosure

Very view enclosures are flame proof.  I used foam board and lack tables from the craft store.  

Chuck H
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Posted : 05/03/2021 10:57 am