Enclosure - Version 2 - part 2, Assembly

Continuing on from part one where we discussed the parts that make up the enclosure, in this part we will discuss the assembly of these parts into a functioning enclosure, and detail the how well it functions, as well as discus where the enclosure can be improved upon. Lets start with some pictures of the assembled enclosure

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Enclosure - Version 2 - part 1, Parts

As you saw, version 1 of the enclosure was a very quick method to get the ambient temperature around the print up. this helped to stop parts from cracking, but did nothing to combat the noise or fumes. So we took it upon ourselves to make a proper enclosure, and if possible measure any improvements that are achieved.Read more


Enclosure - Version 1

Following on from a previous post on 3D printer enclosures, this is a short post on how to build a very quickly assembled,  cheap and effective enclosure for a Lulzbot Taz 5. We wanted to build one for three main reasons:

  1. Keep smells in.
  2. Keep noise in.
  3. Most importantly, reduce cracked and warped ABS prints like the one below.

This enclosure is only good at number 3 but only takes 10 minutes to assemble and raises the ambient temperature from as low as 12ᵒC to ~38ᵒC. A great improvement for minimal effort and cost.

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