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LulzBot Mini Enclosure V2 by Printed Solid (Compatible with Mini 2)

Lulzbot
10.21
Online only or drop shipped product
$435.00 CAD
$435.00 CAD

Enclosure for the LulzBot Mini 2

 

Use this 3D printer enclosure with your LulzBot Mini and Lulzbot Mini 2 to minimize warping and cracking caused by printing in cold and drafty environments while keeping curious hands and paws away from heated and moving parts of your 3D printer. This newest iteration of the Printed Solid enclosure features a strengthened design with ABS panels, LulzBot branded laser-etched acrylic, and comes ready to assemble with all components provided (no 3D printing required).

Perfect for:

  • Cold and/or drafty environments
  • Printing materials with high shrink rates, like ABS, Nylons (Polyamides), and Polycarbonates
  • Classrooms, Libraries, and high-traffic areas with curious hands


Works with: Lulzbot Mini, Lulzbot Mini 2

Lulzbot Mini Enclosure Features: 

No gluing, drilling, cutting, or engraving is required for assembly.

The enclosure has a modular design, meaning pieces are easily removable for access and/or printing with large spools of filament.

This enclosure is made with optically clear, lightweight 3 mm thick extruded acrylic and rugged ABS panels. Assembly and installation is easy as this kit contains all the necessary hardware, including the four 3D printed corner brackets.

Advanced users can mount a 40 mm fan to vent air from the enclosure, add filtration, and more. When assembled, this enclosure only adds 105 mm (4.1 in) along the length of the Y-axis ( front to back).

 

Parts Included

Laser cut, extruded 3 mm thick acrylic sheets and ABS panels 

Two (2) Part A: Front and rear panel with logo PDF SVG

Two (2) Part B: Rear cover sides PDF SVG

One (1) Part C: Rear cover top PDF SVG

One (1) Part D: Rear cover bottom PDF SVG

One (1) Part E: Front cover sides PDF SVG

One (1) Part F: Front cover top PDF SVG

One (1) Part G: Front cover bottom PDF SVG

Two (2) Part H: Front and rear cover stiffener PDF SVG

One (1) Part I: Short side cover PDF SVG

One (1) Part J: Long side cover PDF SVG

One (1) Part K: Top cover PDF SVG

One (1) Part L: Optional top insert PDF SVG

36 M3-10 mm bolts

8 M3-40 mm bolts

36 M3 square nuts

2 M3 washers

Printed copy of Assembly Instructions (online here)

Two (2) 3D printed Mini left bracket (STL)

Two (2) 3D printed Mini right bracket (STL)

One (1) 3D printed Mini LCD bracket (STL)

Mini left and right brackets by David Randolph and PrintedSolid.com used under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

Printed Solid LulzBot Mini Enclosure Bracket for LCD (STL) for installation with LulzBot Graphical LCD Controller and LulzBot Mini (License and Attribution)

Bracket by David Randolph and PrintedSolid.com used under the CC BY-SA 3.0license.

Tools Needed

2 mm hex driver

2.5 mm hex driver

Optional: Painters tape

Optional: Flat razor

 

Time Required

1-2 hours, based on skill level

 

More Information

Assembly Instructions

Printed Solid Website

Source Files

CDR, SVG, and DWG Format

Source

Printed Part Files

3D printed left brackets (STL)

3D printed right bracket (STL)

Mini left and right brackets by David Randolph and PrintedSolid.com used under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. See recommended print settings in Step 1 of the Assembly Instructions.

Printed Solid LulzBot Mini Enclosure Bracket for LCD (STL) for installation with LulzBot Graphical LCD Controller and LulzBot Mini 2 (License and Attribution)

Bracket by David Randolph and PrintedSolid.com used under the CC BY-SA 3.0license.

 

Warnings

Acrylic can easily crack - do not over tighten the screws. Tighten to hold without movement. 

When cleaning, use dish soap or hand wash and a soft, clean cloth. Do not use Windex® or other glass cleaning solutions. Do not use a hard sponge, scrub, or abrasive surface. 

Windex is a registered trademark of S.C. Johnson, Inc.

 

Emissions and Ultra-fine Particles

This is an enclosure designed to minimize the effects of the ambient environment around your printer and keep curious hands and paws away from the heated and moving components of your 3D printer. It does include a built-in location for mounting a 40 mm fan to vent air from the chamber and further modifications can be made.

On this subject, Printed Solid notes:

"Some designs use things like HEPA filters to reduce films for things like ABS, HEPA filters are not rated for the ultrafine particles (UFP) that people are concerned about with ABS. A better approach for managing these particles (aside from simply not using ABS) is to maintain a small pressure differential so that the enclosure is at a lower pressure than the room and particles do not flow out. You would then tie this exhaust into exhaust leaving the room."

Customer Reviews

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D.B.
Good enclosure

Good enclosure, easy to assemble. The lcd controls are blocked by it so you need to move the door to start a print. there’s a modification of it bothers you. Overall it’s pretty solid and keep the temperature better in a drafty area.

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D.T.
Great little piece.

The enclosure is awesome and seems to be having a positive effect on printing ABS inside of it. I've only done a few prints with it so far but I'm not having any part cooling or shrinkage issues where I had experienced minor ones before I put the enclosure on. I've also taken the printer out of it's highly temperature controlled room and just have it on my desk now which I wouldn't have tried beforehand. The one flaw I've noticed is how the enclosure is mounted on the lookers right (spool arm) side of the Mini. The washers supplied to engage the edge of the metal frame don't stay in place if you provide any upwards force on the side of the enclosure (aka moving it around on the table). I solved this with larger washers I had on hand that are big enough for the screw to travel slightly up the machined slot without releasing the side of the printer. Other than this, I'd highly recommend this.

LulzBot Mini Enclosure V2 by Printed Solid (Compatible with Mini 2)
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