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These are panels and hooks for closing up the sides of my printer, the BfB 3Dtouch. I did this, and added a heater, so I can print in the winter in my garage. Even when the temp dips into the 50s or colder, the inside of my printer stays a balmy 85. Printing at a warmish temperature definately improves the print quality, even when the garage isn't freezing.
The useful STL is the 6 panel hooks tucked neatly together. I included an STL of 1 panel hook if someone has another use for it. Cad files, also.
Bil of materials:
1 sheet of acrylic
1 roll of foam tape weather strip
6 panel hooks
The acrylic and weather strip I used are from Lowe's, shown in the attached photo. I aslo picked up there little drag cutter thingy, also shown. Very useful for cutting the holes.
step 1: cut 3 panels of acrylic, 37 by 30 cm.
step 2: on the long edge, cut two 6mm by 22mm holes in each panel, 1 cm in from the edge, about 20 cm apart.
step 3: cut and stick weather stripping around the edges of the panels, skipping a space above the holes, as shown in the photo. For the front panel, I had to cut away a bit of the stripping to avoid the control pad.
step 4: Print the 6 panel hooks. Mine are PLA, 0.5mm resolution. 10% fill.
Hang the hooks on the printer, 2 to a side. Hang the panels on the hooks. the weather stripping will stick to the plexiglass of the printer, keeping your prints warm and toasty.
Side panels for BfB 3D touch by rahotep is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
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