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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Levelling Taz 5 3D printer bed with a new dial gauge

Levelling the print bed on a Lulzbot Taz 5 can be fiddly so here is a cheap dial gauge mount to make the process quick and easy.

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Enclosing the Taz 5 - motivation

Enclosures for 3D printers are not exactly a new concept and for good reason, there are many advantages you get from having an enclosed build area. These advantages come in two overlapping categories; improved print quality and improved conditions for people.Read more