I’m in the process of building an enclosure for my TAZ 4->5, partly based on one of the popular designs around here.
I see different information on the following points everywhere I go, so I’d appreciate if someone could help me out with this:
- Is it safe to have the filament spools on the inside of the enclosure? I’ve heard some things about this causing PLA to become brittle due to its low glass transition temperature, but I print in PETG, ABS, NinjaFlex and Nylon (never PLA), all of which have higher GT temps, so would it be safe to do this with these filaments?
- The power supply will obviously be going outside, and the control box needs an air intake to keep it cool. Is an air intake alone enough or is it also necessary to have an exhaust vent somewhere to keep temps in the whole enclosure down?
- In addition to this, would the intake/exhaust work with filters to clean the air, allowing no harmful fumes/particles to exit, or would this reduce the airflow too much?
- Is there some kind of smart way to let cables enter the box without them leaving an “open” hole in it? I want this thing to be as air tight as possible so I can filter the air.
Thanks a lot!