I made an enclosure for my Prusa i3 RepRap 3D Printer to protect it from sawdust in my woodworking shop. Watch my video of the project and follow these steps to make one for your 3D printer. The overall size is 19.5" wide x 22" tall x 23" deep; however, you may need to adjust the size to fit your 3D printer.

Supplies: 1/4" plywood, 1/2" plywood, 3/4" plywood, clear acrylic, zip ties, screws, glue, LED light strip, washers, magnets

Tools: Table saw, band saw, drill, square, sander, trim router, scissors, tape measure

Step 1: Make the Base and Sides

I measured the 3D printer and cut a base a little bigger than the footprint of the printer. I cut two sides with openings for windows that would be taller than the printer. I screwed these together with the base elevated, so that I can mount the electronic components underneath the printer.

<p>If you want to print ABS or have the printer in a drafty room, then it's a must otherwise, it just makes it look better.</p>
<p>Great, I made it to keep the sawdust off it and so it would look cool in the shop. It also keeps me from damaging it with lumber or projectiles flying around the shop. lol</p>
<p>I loved your design. Will make one for my Prusa model 1. I can then put it in the unheated garage, and just heat it up 1/2 hour before printing.</p><p>Should keep the dust out, and the heat in. Kind of critical for proper ABS printing and layer adhission.</p><p>Will post pictures. </p>
<p>Thank you very much! I'm really happy with it so far. I haven't tried ABS yet. Looking forward to seeing your pictures.</p>
<p>Hi, thanks for the tutorial.</p><p>Where did you buy this 3D printer ???</p><p>A hug from Brazil</p>
<p>Hi, I got the 3D printer in a trade, but they are on ebay, just search for Folger RepRap 3D Printer. It's a kit you have to put together. Hugs back to Brazil!</p>
<p>I was wondering if the manufacturer recommended using an enclosure. I don't have a printer--yet.</p>
<p>Enclosures can only benefit the printer. it will improve heating times, maintain heat and keeping stuff dry. Less external factors to ruin and warp prints. By the looks of things, this will also help dry the filament due to being enclosed. You have my vote I will be building one for my printers</p>
<p>I don't know, I got it in a trade so there was no documentation. I've seen lots of other people make them for this kit printer. I think the sawdust I generate in my shop would be really bad for it, so I had to enclose it for that reason alone.</p>

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Bio: I'm a woodworker who makes fun woodworking projects on my wife's side of the garage!
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