Hexagonal Heated Enclosure Build

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Hexagonal Heated Enclosure Build

Post by TelluriumCrystal » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:15 am

I've been quite happy with my Rostock Max v3 so far, but its location is posing a bit of an issue. My workshop is in the basement, and the basement is relatively cold. This makes printing ABS rather difficult, and I have yet to get any prints without some level of warping.

At the very least, I was expecting this to be an issue. Now that I have plenty of free time, I've gone ahead and started working on designing a heated enclosure. I've gotten around halfway through modeling it in Solidworks:


I'm planning on using a windshield defroster as the heating element: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019BRXKNQ I haven't figured out how to mount the thing yet though. I'm considering stripping it down and building my own housing.

Any questions, suggestions, or comments are welcome. I would definitely like to catch any issues now, while it's still in the design phase!

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Re: Hexagonal Heated Enclosure Build

Post by bruceg » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:53 pm

Not sure if this would work with the v3 base plate, but here is a (far from elegant but very low cost and simple) hexagon approach requiring no mounting hardware other than elastics for a v2 with molded carriages. Inner wall width of 9 3/8" to 9 7/16" catches the edge of the base plate and gives ~1/8" clearance to the back of the carriages. Chamber temp is about 45C with passive heat from 90C bed. Clearance for the stock fan setup pretty much out to edge of the print area.


Carriage Clearance.jpg


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Re: Hexagonal Heated Enclosure Build

Post by geneb » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:03 am

That's pretty cool. Nice job!

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