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Clean Ender 3 Enclosure (with instructions!), plenty of underspace

by Croctopus Feb 28, 2019
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Does this enclosure allow for printing with full bed movement with the doors closed?

I love the idea of mounting the spool under the table- your filament guide is cool. Am I dumb here though? When I try to load your filament guide into Cura, it's incredibly tiny. Do you have a % scale I should be doing for this thing? Thanks!

Yeah, i think when I designed it I used a small scale. Just scale it up to 100-1000x. The length of the guide should be the thickness of the table.

You'll be able to eye-ball the right size!

As an FYI for people who might need to scale: I printed it originally at 1000% and it was a bit too big. Went to 800% and the fit was too tight. I went to 875% and it seemed just right. Could probably stick it at 900 and call it a day.

What sizes of plexi do you use?

2x (22.5 x 53.5)mm (size for double doors)
1x (44 x 53.5)mm (size for large side door)
2x (44.5 x 53.5)mm (size for back panels)

with that being said, please build your enclosure first, then measure once, measure twice, and then measure again before ordering/cutting plexiglass. I made sure there was a little bit of wiggle room for the doors/hinges so they dont rub against eachother or the pillars.

hope this helps.

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Awesome write up! Would you be able to provide quantities on how many of each stl need printed?

2 right handles and 2 left handles (including the spacers and covers), which I used for the front double door, and the large side door.

For everything else, just 1 print is enough. It really depends on how you want your plexiglass to hold up (drill/scotch tape, versus holder).

If you want to do the drill/scotch tape method, then it doesn't matter which corner riser you pick (as they all have the same functionality).
If you want to do the holder method, then you'll need to follow the directions on the first page. I was initially going to do this method, but my plexiglass wouldn't fit properly between the handles,so I converted it to the tape method. Since then, I have changed the stl files to make the handles thinner, which should hold the plexiglass well now.

Below is the schematic I drew out when I was planning. As you can see, the holders are used for the walls, and the blockers keep the door from swinging inside. You can do any combination of walls and doors using these STLs, so just figure out what you want, and draw your schematic to be sure you've got the right plan.

Thank you!! Can't wait to get started on it.. Just waiting for Amazon to deliver me some orange filament. Thanks again!

Sweet! Just make sure you get the right sized drill bits for the wood and for the plexi (if you're going to drill into the hinges).

Do you have any issues with your filament being mounted below your printer like that?

None with printing. Its harder to replace spools, but if youre willing to get down for the sake of aesthetics, then its worth it. Alternatively you can always mount it above the enclosure, or inside the enclosure ceiling (although not sure, you'd have to measure it out).