This is an enclosure for open source 3d printers that you can easily make yourself for a low cost. This is to provide a stable working environment outside of the office or workshop.

The enclosure has been designed to securely hold and protect your printer inside an insulated environment. It is has a ventillation system which actively removes dust and moisture to below 70% relative humidity aswell as maintaining a stable working temperature of ~ 27°C.

Currently it holds a modified printbot so that the entire bot can fit inside a 280/280/280 space (the enclosure).

Step 1: Bill Of Materials

Bill of Materials

For all

- 4 x 25Litre Plastic container (used to hold liquids ( for free ones check your local cafe, hospital, or hotels)
- 100mm of clear 50mm tubing(used for irrigation or ducting)
- ~ 8m of 8mm u shaped rubber extrusion (get it from your hardware store or rubber extrusions place)
-  Silicone tube and gun

1 -  Outtake

- 2 x 120mm fans with atleast 70cfm and preferably a temperature controller (cheap ones found at pc stores or hydroponics
- 8 x 15/4mm screw and bolt

2 -  Filament Enclosure:

- 2 x 285mm 5/16(~8mm) threaded rodd (get it from a hardware store or old pc printers) (.ai cutting file provided)
- 4 x 5/16 nuts (hardware store)
- 4 x wing nuts (hardware store)
- 16 x 5/16 washers (hardware store or make them yourself)
- 16 x 5/16 bearings (skateboards, rollerblades all use this standard)
- 1 x elastic latch
- 3 x  8 x 15/4mm screw and bolt

- 1 small pully (found at hardware stores)
- required cable ties (found at hardware stores)

3 -  3d printer enclosure:

- 280/280/2mm MDF or similar b)oard (found at hardware and art stores)
- cable ties (hardware store)
- 1 x elastic latch (hardware store)
- 8 x 15/4mm screw and bolt (hardware store)

4 - Moisure/Dust Reducing  Intake

- 2 x 120mm fans with atleast 70cfm and preferably a temperature controller (cheap ones found at pc stores or hydroponic stores)
- 2 x 100mm grate flange (used for plumbing)
- 2 x 100mm seal (comes with flange)
- 4 x dust mask (harware store)
- ~200 gram silica crystals (use kitty litter or dessicants)
- 8 x 8 x 15/4mm screw and bolt (hardware store)

The entire build process is explained in a visual style with minimal annotations


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