***The main file package for this build can be found here:
In here you will find everything you need to build the “Hot Box” enclosure including a 100+ page build guide with HD renderings and clear instructions, a BOM list for all the hardware and all the .stl files required.
Feel free to follow the instructions exactly or change some things to your liking.
Just sharing a few photos of what I’m calling the “HOT BOX” enclosure system for my taz4. When I got my taz4 a few months ago, it quickly became clear that printing in ABS with the stock machine was not going to work. I was skeptical about how much an enclosure would help but I tested one out made of some foam board and it was a night and day difference!!! So, not satisfied with an ugly cardboard enclosure covering my beautiful robot, the next step was to design a nice enclosure. I took a month or two testing different idea’s out, testing CAD models and real life prototypes and this is what I settled on and I LOVE IT!!! Looks great and works great also! And all for under around 350$CAD, not bad. I regularly come close to 40 degree’s passive cooling, only the bed heating it!
removable hood, just undo 4 wing nuts, disconnect the filament and the whole enclosure comes right off for easy access to the printer.
Full clear acrylic front door with aluminum handles, magnetic closure, rubber seals and integrated control panel, friction hinges hold it in place when lifted.
2x 140mm fans for printing in PLA, controlled from front panel via PWM switch.
-2 super bright LED strips for adequate lighting, controlled by front panel
integrated 60W power supply powering fans, lights and all electronics. Plenty of room to add more electronics later.
Exhaust port for RAMBO board.
I’m in the process of putting together a detailed pdf guide documenting the build, with pictures and full explaination, Along with BOM. My goal is to have different options available for those interested in building their own. I’ve researched the cost for a full metal enclosure from some of my sources in China but I felt it was a little too expensive so I opted for mdf and wood to start with.
1 . A kit just containing the pdf guide, .stl files for the 3D printed parts, and BOM (You have to source the wood, arcrylic, electronics, fans, PWM switch and hardware, and build it yourself, basic power tools required)
A kit containing pdf build guide and BOM along with all the necessary 3D printed parts, electronics, fans, PWM switch and hardware. (you would just need to purchase the wood and acrylic locally and build it yourself, basic power tools required.)
(long term) Full kit including everything needed to build, you would just need to assemble it.
Let me know what you guys think and if you’re interested and I’ll see what I can do.