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  1. Todd Wessendorf

    Todd Wessendorf Active Member

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    I build this hood from foam board to help hold in some heat when printing ABS, although, it looks more like a hat, really.

    I found when printing the first few layers with ABS, the print bed is very close to the open top, and most of the heat slips out causing the item to curl and come unattached from the bed.

    I've had success with this. Only done one ABS print, but it printed successfully, after failing twice before in the same physical location in the room.

    I'll need to keep an eye on trapped heat, and may place a vent somewhere. Either below in the electronics bay, or someplace, but this is the first go at it.

    Todd

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  2. adikted2astro

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    Todd,
    I've been toying around with the same thing. Although your foam board idea is way cheaper, easier, and less time consuming than what I was planning on. I think I will do the same thing for my R2. But I have a question......what did you use in addition to the foam board? Plastic sheeting of some kind, or did you use some stiff acrylic sheets?
     
  3. Todd Wessendorf

    Todd Wessendorf Active Member

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    I used
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    from amazon cut to fit.
     
  4. adikted2astro

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    Thanks, I assumed it was something like that. I found 5 sheets (12" x 12") of 1/8" acrylic on eBay for $20, so I bought those to use. I'll send you a pic of the hood once it is finished, but it will be a while.
     
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  5. Christian_Hanseman

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    For some reason, the post above won't let me add a link to my model:(
    If you want to find it, it's on GrabCad, just search for Robo R2 Chamber Cover.
     
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    I think you need to hit a minimum number of posts first :)
     
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  8. Redriche

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    Is this just a concept or something that is available? I went to GrapCad and looked...


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  9. Christian_Hanseman

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  10. Redriche

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    How would one go about making this or getting it made?


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  11. Christian_Hanseman

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    You could slice it into quadrants and print it yourself, or outsource to a company like Shapeways or Xometry, etc..
     
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  12. Redriche

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    If you could slice it that would be awesome! I'd be happy to do a test print! I'm thinking clear PETG!


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  13. Christian_Hanseman

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    I'll add the sliced files on GrabCad within the hour.
     
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  15. Redriche

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    I'll start trying to print it when I get home from work tonight.


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  16. Redriche

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    Alright started the first half of the hood, part 1 on my R2, part 2 on my MK3 excited to see how this turns out


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  17. Redriche

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    Roughed together...[​IMG]

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  18. Christian_Hanseman

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    Looks awesome! Nice work
     
  19. Redriche

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    Took forever to print! About 72hrs total.


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  20. JustinDS89

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    How did you attach this? I think I'm going to print this out myself.
     

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