Mar 30, 2014

DIY 3d printer enclosure made from wood with hair dryer heating element


The enclosure developed by repkid is a simple wooden box made from thin MDF sheets and wooden beams structure. It is insulated by double-ply cardboard glued to the inside of the box. To prevent ABS warping it is heated by simple household hair dryer.


Parts printed inside the heated enclosure on the left, and ABS part printed without heated chamber on the right with warping.


The enclosure with printer inside it


Lasercut thermal vents. They can be done with simple hand tools also


Heater made from simple hair dryer


More advanced version of the enclosure with fumes extractor

Heated chambers for 3d printing are patented by some corporation and I'm not sure what implications patent law has on projects like this one ...


Project on RepRap wiki with more details:

http://reprap.org/wiki/Heated_Build_Chamber


See other DIY 3d printer enclosures:

Enclosure made from PIR foam and 3d printable hinges:

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/03/diy-3d-printer-enclosure-made-from-pir.html

Ultra simple enclosure made from plastic boxes:

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/03/low-cost-simple-3d-printer-enclosure.html