Witness my new 3d printer enclosure and my simple feeder system to let me print straight out of a printdry.

Now it's actually a good thing to absent-mindedly forget to run up to the studio when a print finished.

@SetecAstronomy With PLA, I rarely have issues. I store everything in freezer bags with desiccant. I was just printing the other day with a spool over a year old that's never been dried, just stored like I always do.

I'm printing a lot with PETG of late and it's been more moisture sensitive than I'd like, particularly if I forget about the print job for hours. The Polycarbonate blend is moisture sensitive as well.

For the most part, this new feeder system is unnecessary but I've got the parts so I figure why not.

The enclosure itself is more about drafts and noise and maintaining temperature in a room that's usually fucking freezing this time of year.

@SetecAstronomy I bought this one from 3DUpfitters. It's not cheap but it saved me a shit ton of time and drama. It's also not all that more expensive with time and materials over a lack enclosure. It's a very well thought out design too.

One of its best features is the fitting so the power supply draws air from outside the enclosure with no required modifications to the prusa.

They have enclosures custom to other printers as well.

@SetecAstronomy and drilling/cutting acrylic sucks. I'm not skilled enough to attempt it and expect any success whatsoever.

one of the things that struck me with 3dupfitters is how much thought they put into the design. That's what finally sold me. I spent a bunch of time talking to them about ideas I had and possible modifications.

Anywho, I'm starting to sound like a commercial here. :)

@SetecAstronomy yeah and they've got a video posted about how their power supply fan works. Given that it's a 3d printed part, it might be reasonable to reverse engineer the design.

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