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Laser cut Acrylic Casing for Replicator 1

by CreativeTools, published

Laser cut Acrylic Casing for Replicator 1 by CreativeTools Dec 17, 2012

Description

This casing is a variation of MakerBot's own acrylic casing for the Replicator 1 3D printer. The adaptation makes it easier to open and close the front lid as well as detach it entirely. Some 3D printed parts are used as handles and fastening of the panels and lid.
The use of this casing reduces 3D printing noise and provides a more stable and controllable temperature of the internal environment. Connection to a fan on the rear can be used to lead gases out of the 3D printer.
http://www.creativetools.se/casing-for-makerbot-replicator-1-3d-printer

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Just a heads up, this does not fit on the Flashforge Creator if anyone was wondering. Wasted some money getting this laser cut only to realize I should have doubled checked the measurement.

Edit: Also, the pieces do not even fit together, the slots for the tabs are the wrong size. Lesson learned, just because the photos look good doesn't mean trust the files. Double check EVERYTHING before spending the money on the laser cutting for this project.

Do you have any plans for a REP 2 casing?

The files are updated to a new version with some improvements

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Instructions

  • Download the DXF files and laser cut them out of 3 mm acrylic
  • Download the assembly of the STL files and 3D print them
  • Use 16 mm long M3 (3 mm diameter) screws and nuts
  • Assemble the casing according to the illustration image provided in this post
  • Enjoy a temperature controlled environment for your 3D prints! :)
    See more images at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/creative_tools/sets/72157632230917538/
6 days ago - Modified 6 days ago

Just a heads up, this does not fit on the Flashforge Creator if anyone was wondering. Wasted some money getting this laser cut only to realize I should have doubled checked the measurement.

Edit: Also, the pieces do not even fit together, the slots for the tabs are the wrong size. Lesson learned, just because the photos look good doesn't mean trust the files. Double check EVERYTHING before spending the money on the laser cutting for this project.

The files are updated to a new version with some improvements

Do you have any plans for a REP 2 casing?

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