Enclosure for Up 3D Printer
by odiegel, published
This is a laser cut enclosure for the popular Up 3D Printer. Your parts will print better as it stops any drafts form affecting your prints and keeps the environment nice and warm. It includes a reel holder on top of the enclosure.
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13/11/2012: EDIT: Have just added another version, this one made completely from 4.5mm acrylic, which reduces the cost a bit, and is assembled with M3 screws instead of M4 screws.
ORIGINAL POST: Laser cut the components (most of them are 6mm acrylic, except for the door and spacer that are 3mm acrylic).
Assemble the various bits together using M4 x 16 screws, star washers and m4 nuts that just slide itno the slots provided in the acrylic.
The current bits are designed to use 50mm Broad Butt hinges. If you use different hinges, a few hole positions may need to be tweaked. The hinges use M3 screws, and nylock nuts, to mount to the door (m3 x 6 screws) and enclosure (M3 x 10 screws)
The reel holder is designed for a bit of 25mm dowel rod, about 120mm long with an acrylic spacer on each end. The one on the pics below was just a bit of broom stick.
All pretty straight forward and logical. The only trick is to leave the LEFT hand panel off till last. With the LEFT panel removed, slide the rest of the enclosure onto the Up (while raising the platform a litle), and then put on the LEFT panel.
Once the enclosure is assembled, 2 bits of double sided tape can be used to fix it to the printer.