Really Easy fix for Drafts / Temperature issues

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dsnettleton
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Really Easy fix for Drafts / Temperature issues

Post by dsnettleton » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:13 pm

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Is anyone else doing this? It was my wife's idea. Quality of ABS prints has really improved since I started doing this. I just took that foam board that was provided along with the kit and cut it into thirds. Each piece fits nicely into the side slots of the aluminum rails.

The only thing to be wary of is large prints. Make sure your bearing assemblies won't crash into the dividers. That can be bad. I just keep a close eye while the skirt is being printed, and then I know if it's safe to insert the boards. Longer objects can be oriented to align with the Z tower, which can help too.

Inserting the boards keeps drafts from blowing across your workspace, and holds the temperature of the hot bed in nicely. You can really feel the gradient if you put your hand down below the height of the boards!
Trust me, sir. I'm a wizard.

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Re: Really Easy fix for Drafts / Temperature issues

Post by Eaglezsoar » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:45 pm

Great idea! Thanks!

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Re: Really Easy fix for Drafts / Temperature issues

Post by Durandal » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:43 am

For those of us who bought the kit after the foam board was discontinued, could you measure the length of those sections spread out on a table?

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