Minimize warping caused by drafts or cold 3D printing environments with the LulzBot TAZ 6 Enclosure by Printed Solid. This enclosure helps keep curious hands and paws away from heated and moving parts of your 3D printer. This acrylic enclosure kit can be assembled without gluing, drilling, cutting, or engraving. Separate tools and 3D printed parts are required, see more information below.
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.
Made with optically clear, lightweight 3mm thick extruded acrylic that can be solvent welded, so pieces can be repaired if broken.
Upgrade by using your current 3D printer to 3D print four brackets to complete the kit.
The enclosure sits on the same table surface as your 3D printer when assembled. The small footprint adds only only 62 mm (2.44 in) along the Y-axis (from front to back).
This enclosure is not compatible with previous generations of LulzBot TAZ 3D printers.
Laser cut, extruded 3mm thick acrylic sheets
70 M3 10 mm Bolts
70 M3 Square Nuts
4 M4 8 mm Bolts
4 M4 Square Nuts
8 M5 20 mm Bolts
Printed copy of Assembly Instructions (online here)
Additional Parts Required
Two (2) 3D printed TAZ6 Left Bracket (STL) (not included, print yourself)
One (1) 3D printed TAZ6 Right Bracket (STL) (not included, print yourself)
One (1) 3D printed TAZ6 Left Cable Bracket (STL) (not included, print yourself)
2.5 mm hex driver for M3 screws
3 mm hex driver for M4 screws
4 mm hex driver for M5 screws
Optional: Painters tape
Optional: Flat razor
Optional: Zip ties
2-3 hours, based on skill level
LulzBot TAZ 6 Operating Dimensions (Standard): 82 cm x 63 cm x 52 cm (32.28 in x 24.8 in x 20.47 in)
LulzBot TAZ 6 Operating Dimensions (with Enclosure): 82 cm x 69.2 cm x 52 cm (32.28 in x 27.2 in x 20.47 in)
Enclosure adds an additional 62 mm (2.44 in) along the Y-axis (from front to back).
Acrylic can easily crack - do not over tighten the screws. Tighten to hold without movement. If a panel cracks, contact Printed Solid directly for replacements at a discount rate.
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 Ultrafine 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 40mm fan to vent air from the chamber and further modifications can be made.
Users concerned about emissions and ultrafine particles should instead use materials made from co-polyesters. You can also learn more by viewing this ultrafine particles emission study (PDF).
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."