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enclosure designs for CR-10

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enclosure designs for CR-10 by psdesign Nov 22, 2017

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I am posting my plans to the enclosure for the CR-10.

I made mine quite a bit wider so I can change filament and get to extruder easily, but I left minimum dimensions as well. I reused spool holder from CR-10 and mounted to frame.

Here is most everything you will need:

Aluminum tube 30 mm x 30 or 1 /4” x 1 1/4

Foam sealing tape (26' was just too short of the large cabinet size, will need two orders)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07477J8KL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hinge hardware www.cshardware.com
54.25.02 hinges 4 pairs
54.27.02 slip on catch 4 pcs
58.22.08 strong double magnetic latch 4 pcs

Desk hole cover
https://www.amazon.com/Organizer-Computer-Entertainment-Workstation-Tabletop/dp/B075P4H7F2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1511366349&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=cable+hole+cover+for+desk&psc=1

Plywood Top and Bottom 1/2" 2 pcs : 28 5/16 x 25 11/16

1/4” Acrylic Sheet (measure final openings in your sides and subtract 10 mms from all directions to leave a gap of 5 mms all around)

Self tapping screws for aluminum, wood screws for wood to wood

If you make one from my designs please post your photos here!

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Assuming this took quite a bit of welding work on the aluminum?

No pretty straight forward for any welder. It doesn’t have to carry much weight do they can even spot weld joints. unless you plan on using glass panels then a full weld is more than enough.

I don't have a welder, but I am going to try and braze aluminum together. Do you think that will be strong enough if I use plexi?

I dont know about brazing aluminum, but brazing steel should work.
Or pre cut parts and bring to a welder, they wont charge you much to tack it together.

Since I don't have the welding skills (yet) nor the tools I am looking into these nylon connectors. http://www.estoconnectors.com/product/pn-533100.

I put in a price request including 8 of those connectors, and all of the aluminum tubing cut to size and it was something like $70 pre-shipping. We shall see what they say!

looks like a great solution, post your results here!

Here is what I settled on for my enclosure heater. Wanted it to get to 60 C or higher pretty quickly and have decent control of the temp set.

Bleiou 2pcs PTC ceramic air heater 100W 110V conductive type https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01COPT7BG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_d-FnAbVRESJM0

bayite AC 110V Fahrenheit Digital Temperature Controller 10A 1 Relay with Sensor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011VGASLW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_y-FnAbDMD6AM9

The temp controller has wiring diagrams to power directly, as in this case, or even just act as a switch to regulate externally powered elements.

Was torn between 12v and 110v, thought 12 might be safer, but this 110 wouldn’t need a transformer and I liked its profile, and having 2 strips means I can spread them out.

Do you yet have experience with the two 100W heating elements? Are they powerful enough? How long does it take to heat up?

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