looking enclosure for the printrbot metal plus

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looking enclosure for the printrbot metal plus

Postby DGMurdockIII » 2016-Jun-Wed-15-Jun

dose anyone have a way to make or now where to get a enclosure for the printrbot metal plus
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Re: looking enclosure for the printrbot metal plus

Postby lairdb » 2016-Jun-Wed-16-Jun

Do you really want to completely enclose it? For temperature stability? Or so it can be looked at but not touched? Or...?

Any competent custom plastics house could build you a clear 5-sided box of the right size, or 4 sides and a door. If you just want to protect it from casual poking, or just to communicate the "don't touch" concept, you could use a clear riser like these, on it's side. (I think 16" is wide enough for the full range of side-to-side.)
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Re: looking enclosure for the printrbot metal plus

Postby DGMurdockIII » 2016-Jun-Wed-19-Jun

temperature stability for ABS printing
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Re: looking enclosure for the printrbot metal plus

Postby Mooselake » 2016-Jun-Thu-14-Jun

8020, Misumi, or similar aluminum extrusion (maybe the 10mm open stuff), plus 6mm birch plywood, and an appropriate sized piece of plexi or acrylic from the big box store. You should be able to whip one off pretty quick.

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Re: looking enclosure for the printrbot metal plus

Postby rswarner » 2017-Jul-Tue-13-Jul

I'm interested in this too. I'll see about designing an acrylic thing, closed with hinges and magnets and report back here...


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