how to build a 3d printer

Perhaps you have already seen some of those fancy boxes for their printers that people make. How are they working? How are they working? And they’re doing it? We’re going to throw some light on this today! Moreover, we will immerse ourselves in patent wars and explain why not everyone has an annex. We also send you a full guide to create a box for your own printer. To complete it, we will even give. First of all, though, let’s continue with the basic question: why?

 Stable printing – Drafts will affect the print adversely. The temperature is steady and strong with an enclosure. Great ambient and pressure temperature changes may cause the printed item to become warping and shrinking, especially when printing with ABS. With greater ambient times, layer adhesion will also increase.

 Reduce the scent and control it-certain filaments will emit disagreeable gases (looking at you, ABS!) while printing. A package holds these gases that can be drawn out easily from an open window until the print is done.

 Noise reduction – like you wanted a quieter MK3, but no more sound insulation will harm, especially when placing the box next to your work desk or in a sitting space.

 Dust selection – the rolls and smooth rods will love your printer ‘s reduced dust material.

 Building up is enjoyable!

 However, you won’t make any difference if you don’t print with ABS or other high-temperature filaments that have warping. In reality, you would want to leave the box open, such as PLA, to make sure that the component coolers have enough cool air around the printer.

 The MMU2S Enclosure

 We have built a modified version, check it out here, if you own the MMU2S.

 What is the default on the market for all printers not included?

 Prices and patents are two considerations here. There is no question that patents have slowed the emergence of commercial 3D printers. About any 3D printing technique you can think of has been patented by firms such as Stratasys, Zcorp and 3D Systems. It is very insane to look at the 1980’s-1990s drawings and see the similarities with some of the modern3Dprinters. modern3Dprinters.

 The RepRap campaign only began after the expiration of these main patents in 2009 (20 years after the application). And inexpensive, 3D printers that are simple to create started evolving rapidly. Though several of these fundamental patents have already expired, others are still still operating or have recently expired (most of them belonging to Stratasys). For instance, the (still active) patent of Stratasys defines a “Thus, 3-dimensional structures build up in a heated building chamber” apparatus (…) “Movements of the machinery outside and heat-isolated from the building chamber.” That is, if the stepper motors are placed outside the floor, you can not sell them because it violates the patent.

 The price is another hurdle. A while ago, a Prusa enclosure was considered and even built. Mostly Plexiglass was made. Our target was a price tag of $90, and we couldn’t make it happen because of packaging, delivery and material costs. The construction of the box from local materials makes even more sense for you.

 How warm should the box be and will the PSU remain inside?

 Let’s go straight, we don’t even target high temperatures inside the jar. No extra heater is required. There is a lot of heat in the printer itself and you have to stop it. The aim is to maintain steady temperatures without abrupt wind or drainage changes. Also 35 ° C inside the box would make a big difference, improve adhesion to the sheet and avoid warping of ABS.

 In exceptionally warm conditions the PSU is not used. The PSU will substantially shorten its service life by sustaining temperatures above 40-50 ° C. You will preferably position the PSU outside. You can also position the LCD to power the printer outside without letting out the hot air. g

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