The dimensions of the chamber are 32 in. width x 33.5 in. height x 24 in. depth. I would imagine that the chamber could accommodate a different 3D printer (such as a Prusa Mendel or similar RepRap) with or without (depending on the model) some modifications. Thanks for checking out this Instructable and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
- Happy Building
Step 1: Project Overview
Step 2: Tools and Supplies
- Rapman 3.2 3D Printer
- Reflectix 24 in. x 25 ft. Staple Tab Insulation Roll
- Plaskolite 24 in. x 36 in. Corrugated Plastic Sheets (11 sheets)
- LEXAN 11 in. x 14 in. Clear Polycarbonate Sheet (0.093 in. thick)
- Nashua Tape FlexFix 1-7/8 in. x 361 ft. Flex Duct Tape
- GE 18 in. Basic Plug-In Undercabinet Light
- Acurite Wireless Thermometer #00822A2
- Feature Comforts Ceramic Electric Heater #0042722
- Cabinet Hardware Pull
- Everbilt 2 in. Non-Removable Pin Hinges
- 6-32 x 3/8 / M2.8 x 9.5 Round Combo Bolt w/Nuts
- #6 Flat Washers
- #4-40 x 1/2" Round Head Bolt w/Nuts
- Glue Sticks
- White 1.88 x 20yd Duct Tape
- Double-sided Tape
- Glue Gun
- 36 to 48 in. Ruler
- Utility Knife
- Screw Driver
- Sharpie Marker
Step 3: Printing Files
Note: To avoid damaging your floor, I suggest using an extra sheet of Corrugated Plastic as a surface to cut on.
Step 4: Assembling Chamber
Note: In case the jpegs are hard to view, I have also attached PDFs of each section (parts labeled) in steps 4,5, and 6.
Step 7: Final Assembly and Insulation
- Using a black marker, pair of scissors and a hot glue gun, cover the inner walls of the chamber, chamber door and heated box with Reflectix Insulation. Use Nashua Flex Duct Tape to cover gaps and corners.
- Once each section is insulated, it's time for the final assembly. After mounting the GE 18 in. Basic Plug-In Undercabinet Light to the inside of CB1, attach the chamber door to CT1 with two Everbilt Hinges.
- The Heater Box can be attached to the Chamber just using Nashua Flex Duct Tape on the inside once the Heated Build Chamber is placed over the 3D printer (in it's permanent location).
Step 8: Print Results
- I use an Acurite Wireless Thermometer to occasionally monitor the temperature inside of the chamber. Typically, I keep the temperature at around 95 °F.
If there are any aspects of this instructable which are unclear or if you wish for me to go into greater detail on a certain step, feel free to ask.