HD Series Enclosure Panels. Shown on my HDx but will work on all models except the HDR, which is already enclosed. I wanted a way to keep heat inside the printer so that I get the best possible layer adhesion with ABS and other higher temp materials.
Update 2/28/15: I have updated the mounts to add more strength. The old version cracked under the force of the magnets to the steel washers. I have also modified the knobs to make the top surface flat to make them easier to print. To install the left side panel you will have to remove the four screws holding the Viki in place. Move the Viki unit over without unplugging and slide the left panel into place and secure with the screw that holds the spool holder in place.
I also found a slight mismatch with the front panel to the side panel mounts. The holes in the side panels need to be about 1/8" higher. I have updated dxf file. If you downloaded before 3/1/15 then you need to update your file.
Update 10/22/15: I have found that the hood can cause cause too much heat build up resulting in premature aging of the ABS parts in the build area. I had several of the belt mounts crack under the the normal load of the belts. Airwolf3D was generous enough to replace under warranty and I am back up and running again. I have since removed the hood and all seems well.
Panels ordered from
Pololu Laser Cutting
email: [email protected]
Contact: Arthur Rodriguez
Cost $66 plus shipping for 3/16" clear acrylic laser cut panels.
The knobs will need to be tapped with #10-32 screw thread or you could add threaded inserts to the part.
I added small screw holes in the panels but they are not really needed. You can remove them in the dxf if you like. The panels fit great and the printer looks sharp with the panels and hood in place.