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Anet A8 Enclosure Brackets

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Anet A8 Enclosure Brackets by dldesign Sep 28, 2016
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These eight (8) brackets are utilized to assist in forming an enclosure for the Anet A8. There are other materials needed for this enclose that cannot be printed but I will provide a list of materials below.

To note This is still a work in progress and I will provide some pictures of the build as it progresses.

These brackets are designed to be used with two different sized cuts of wood: 1.5" x 1.5" x (length of your choice) and 1.5" x .5" x (length of your choice) I started with some pre-cut lumber from a local hardware store then cut down to size.

The quantities and sizes of the wood in imperial standard are below:

1.5" x .5" x 27" - 4 pieces (These are the top and bottom supports in the front and back of the enclosure)

1.5" x .5" x 21" - 2 pieces (These are the side top supports)

1.5" x 1.5" x 16" - 4 pieces (These are the upright supports in the corners)

1.5" x 1.5" x 21" - 2 pieces (These are the side bottom supports)

You will need 8 screws (3/4" length) per bracket

I am still working on getting the exact measurements of the acrylic covers and will add them once done.

The nice thing about the modular design of these brackets is that you can determine the size of your enclosure, the above lengths are just the ones I used for mine.

Edit : 2016/09/29
I have had more then one request to modify the brackets to fit standard metric sizes for wood. Since I am still working on the build those will come once it is completed. I am estimating the sizes will be changed as such: 1.5" lengths will be converted to 40mm lengths and .5" lengths will become 20mm lengths. As for the brackets themselves, once the metric standard designs are uploaded, they will have a "metric" tag in the names of the files or will be included as a zipped file. Keep an eye of for these modifications, they should be coming in the next week.

Edit : 2016/11/26
The metric files are now live. When you download them look for the " _ METRIC " tag at the end of the file names!

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This seems interresting, do you jave any final build pics?

Any chance you would be willing to share the model files for a donation? I am learning Fusion 360 and this would make an excellent beginning project for me. I want to design the side panels and maybe even rails then print them as well. I am happy to share my results here if you like.

Hi dldesign, could you put the measurements in millimeters for the woods? I used a converter, but it does not look exactly right.

A greeting and thanks for the work

So I really want to make this but I am having trouble grasping the concept of how the top pieces work with the square that has a circle in the middle with a hole in it. Can you explain that a little? If I can see the vision I will tackle this one.

would love to build this using 3-4mm acrylic.

Any more progress on this? would love to see some final build shots.

Is there any issue with the electronics overheating? Should those be relocated outside the enclosure?

trmontyb, I personally did relocate all mine outside just in case. I know there are individuals that have their printer with the electronics inside and it seems to work. However, i think it will be dependent on what materials you are printing (i.e. if printing ABS, you enclosure will be much hotter then say PLA)

Has anyone actually made this even before?

I am attempting to make it using 1/4" 24x24 Lexan on sides and top and two 12x24 Lexan panels for the front doors. I am also routing a 1/4x1/2" channel around where the Lexan would meet the wood so the Lexan panel will sit flush. The upper bracket design could undergo some serious improvements though and those upper brackets don't really support what I am trying to do unless I use 1.5" boards on the top and make dado's to fit into those existing brackets. If i had the CAD drawings I would change them up so I could slip the Lexan under the thin surface part for a more complete finish. I will post pictures once its done.

This looks great! Did you ever figure out the acrylic measurements for the non metric?

I am also very interested in a metric version! :)

I´d appreciate a metric version, as well. Thank you!

You still on that metric conversion?

Any news on the metric changes?

not yet, I have been extremely busy with work lately, and sadly my side projects are getting pushed at the moment, Have no fear I have not forgotten about them! :-D

Can you provide the things with metric standard units? 1.5" = 38.1mm is a hard to get standard size in europe :)

Yes I will work on providing some that are metric standard. The parts were originally designed in mm and I just did the conversions. But let me do some research on some standard lumber sizes for Europe and I will provide the things for that. By chance do you have a size you know is readily available that I can start from?

Standard values (in mm) would be something like 10x10, 10x15, 20x20, 25x25 and such on. Normaly something from 5mm up to 75mm in 5mm steps and variations like 20x10 and so on

Sounds good! those will be some easy modifications to make then! Once I get them worked up I will post them here with a "metric" tag in the name