If you've run your Photon without proper ventilation, you've probably already discovered that it can give off some pretty nasty fumes. Unfortunately, the built-in filter from the factory just doesn't cut it.
This adapter replaces the rear exhaust plate of the Anycubic Photon and allows you to connect the printer directly to a standard 4" ventilation duct. With an inline fan, you can then send the fumes through a proper carbon filter or vent them outside.
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Lower the resolution if you want it prettier, but it doesn't need it.
15% infill is rock solid. Lower would be fine.
In addition to this adapter, you'll need a few things:
- 4" flexible ducting hose (Ex: Amazon)
- Inline fan (Ex: Amazon)
- (Recommended) Carbon filter (Ex: Amazon)
- (Optional) Duct clamps (Ex: Amazon)
(Note: Amazon links are simply the ones I selected for my own printer. Other options are available.)
- Print the adapter using any appropriately-sized FDM printer.
- Replace the rear vent plate of the Anycubic Photon with the adapter.
- Unscrew the rear vent plate.
- Use the factory screws to attach the adapter.
- Attach the 4" hose to the adapter
- Attach the other end of the hose to the IN connector of your inline fan.
- Attach the carbon filter to the OUT connector of your inline fan.
- (Optional) You can use more ducting to vent the exhaust outside instead of, or in addition to, the carbon filter.
- (Optional) Secure all the hose connections with duct clamps.
Improving Airflow from the Build Chamber
You may find that the factory air filter restricts airflow from the build chamber and reduces the effectiveness of your ventilation system. If this is the case, you can remove the factory filter box entirely.
The two screws holding it in place are located inside the filter box itself, in the holes opposite those used for the internal fan. You may need to open the bottom of the printer in order to reach them properly.
I suggest testing it first and removing the factory filter only if you believe it is interfering with performance.