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Side panels for BfB 3D touch

by rahotep, published

Side panels for BfB 3D touch by rahotep Mar 3, 2013

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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.

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Fixed it. I think it's a Win 7 'feature'. I have to save my pics as a BMP, then save them again as a JPG. I think the OS must keep track of rotation seperatly fromt he JPG format somehow, and that is lost when you drag and drop.

I can not figure out why all the pics are sideways! Help!

For the overly curious, the spool rack is made from 6 copies of thing:14374, the print just made is thing:25587, and the printer mascot on top is thing:27908, and the observant will see a failed print of the base for thing:37926, when I ran out of green.

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Instructions

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.

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rahotep on Mar 3, 2013 said:

I can not figure out why all the pics are sideways! Help!

rahotep on Apr 6, 2013 said:

Fixed it. I think it's a Win 7 'feature'. I have to save my pics as a BMP, then save them again as a JPG. I think the OS must keep track of rotation seperatly fromt he JPG format somehow, and that is lost when you drag and drop.

rahotep on Mar 3, 2013 said:

For the overly curious, the spool rack is made from 6 copies of thing:14374, the print just made is thing:25587, and the printer mascot on top is thing:27908, and the observant will see a failed print of the base for thing:37926, when I ran out of green.

rahotep on Mar 3, 2013 said:

For the overly curious, the spool rack is made from 6 copies of thing:14374, the print just made is thing:25587, and the printer mascot on top is thing:27908, and the observant will see a failed print of the base for thing:37926, when I ran out of green.

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