Good afternoon all! I’m Jeff, and I’m still fairly new to the community. I’m the proud owner of a TAZ 5. I’ve been working on my printer cabinet for close to 8 weeks now, and it’s finally to a point where I can post some pictures. Every single piece in this entire cabinet that is plastic was printed on my TAZ. I actually got an e-mail from the power company saying that my electric bill was “unusually high”… LOL.
I would like to thank the folks at Aleph Objects for making an awesome machine, especially Ray over at tech support. He’s helped me out immensely with some PLA issues.
I’d also like to thank mhackney for his amazing guides - A Strategy for Obtaining Great Prints & Strategies for Resolving Print Artifacts. Without these, I wouldn’t have had a clue where to begin. Thank You!!
This is the full cabinet for my TAZ 5:
The cabinet is designed with 1" black anodized 80/20 extrusion to match the TAZ. I ended up going with 1/4" glass on all sides for durability and heat retention / temperature stabilization. The upper chamber contains the TAZ 5 and the custom filament feed components.
Here’s a close-up of the upper chamber:
The lower chamber is where I keep all of my filament - up to 8 different rolls, pre-fed into the filament retainer behind the printer. I didn’t want to deal with climbing in and feeding new filament all the time.
This is a picture of the filament feed rack. I’ve only got one fed through right now…
And here’s a close-up of the locking plate that holds the unused filament lines from dropping back down below:
And finally, here’s a close-up of my modified extruder assembly. This includes the TAZ 5 80mm Fan Shroud
I did use 2 info sources outside of our forums here that I found seriously helpful. As a person with very little knowledge in printing, sometimes pictures are way easier to understand. These 2 pages have kind of a problem solving by picture example format.
A visual (bad U word here) troubleshooting guide
Getting better prints