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Answered Enclosure for abs?

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  1. Jamie_1

    Jamie_1 New Member

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    Does anybody know if robo is thinking about selling an enclosure for printing stuff like abs? I really want one but don't want to spend $90 on one like mikes


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    See my previous response in other thread.

    I seriously doubt Robo will offer this.
     
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    You want to know what works GREAT for printing in ABS? A bath towel! Seriously, it works. I have....many.... hours printing in ABS and I have ZERO issues with warping or adhesion. I added a plexiglass window so you can view everything. I cut the slit in the top to allow a bit of air flow to keep things from getting too hot in there. It does heat up the stepper motors, but so far they haven't puked.

    Its a $5 solution.

    ETA: A pic is worth a thousand words...
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    On second thought.jpg
     
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    I just flop the front of the towel up onto the top of the printer and you remove as normal. I literally just threw a blanket over the top.
     
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    :)
    No.
    I thought the picture was rather obvious, but apparently... not so much

    Sometimes folks overthink things a bit
     
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    I can hear my wife freaking out if I even attempt such a "fix". LOL.
    Hey, if it works I have no argument... however, the inner fireman in me is saying no.
     
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    I use aluminum foil and tape to temporarily enclose the printer... assuming the parts I want to print are not too big in the Y axis.

    But I love the towel solution. :)
     
  10. Jamie_1

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    Ok thanks


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    The towel doesn't contact anything remotely hot enough to get it on fire, unless there is a massive failure anyway. I use 100% cotton, the ignition point is about 400*C.
     
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    Oh, I get it my friend, if it works then where is the argument? I have none. It just "looks" scary and that means something to the wife. LOL. Carry on and enjoy.
     
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    Now THAT is the most clever thing I've seen yet.
    Thanks.
     
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