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Improved heat Box..

Discussion in '3D Printed Project Showcase' started by The Hat, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Sep 14, 2018
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    I am in the middle of sorting out my filament box for the coming colder months ahead, it partially worked this year, but it needs some more improvement and so.

    I decided to fit a controllable hot bed on the bottom of the box with the controls on the outside, I intend using an old CR-10 mainboard that has a fault in it and a New CR-10 single cable screen to monitor the heat-bed and its output.

    I designed these two boxes to house everything, the top section took 26 hours to print but the printer stopped working at 20 hours, I have not found the reason for this yet, (Error code) I redesigned the missing piece, printed the piece out and joined them together.

    The bottom of the box was more straight forwards and only took a couple of hours to complete, now all I got to do is wire the lot together and see what happens, will it work or go bang, I’ll soon find out..
    Untitled-1.jpg Untitled-2.jpg Untitled-3.jpg
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    stratman

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    How warm is your set up going to get? While you have an exhaust fan, there is only a small air intake space on the side of the box. Will you be attaching a screen of some type the the intake hole to help keep out dust and debris? Will the board get hot enough to melt the plastic base?
     
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    The Hat

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    The front and back of the box have about 24 6mm holes each, so heat won’t be a problem, the little hole in the side is for the On/Off switch, to be fitted later.

    I can’t see the mainboard getting hot enough to melt anything and it’s also raised up off the floor for good ventilation, plus I only added the fan in case there was ever a need for it.

    Nothing has been tried or tested yet...:fl :eek:
     
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    Sounds encouraging. :fl
     
  5. Sep 14, 2018
    Nifty

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    Very cool! (I mean hot) ;)
     
  6. Sep 15, 2018
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    Just finished my latest project, I Reckon Nifty wouldn’t wait this long for anything, but it took 58 hours 10 minutes to complete. (2½ days)
    Untitled-1.jpg click to enlarge..

    I needed a custom made box for a battery pack for my front gate and the only way I was going to get one was to make it myself, it was 18,6 cm x 12.4 cm x 8.2 cm., it took me about 5 hours to design it and the lid to fit properly, using Open SCAD..

    It will have a sealed lid that will make it all weather proof, it won’t be exposed to much sun light, but I still intend spraying it with a clear lacquer to protect it from UV.
    The lid will be next to print, but I decided to leave the printer to rest for 12 hours before starting it up again..
    These 3D printers are a real whizz.. :celebrate
     
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    I don't know what the heck you did but I appreciate your inventiveness! Looks good. :thumbsup
     
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  8. Sep 19, 2018
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    :th

    Yeah, I would have swapped out to a 1mm nozzle and maybe given it a go ;)

    ... but it looks stunning, so Good Job!!
     
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    You heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” probably because there were using their equivalent of a 3D printer with small nozzles...
    Your print speed.. Capture.PNG
    My print speed... Capture1.PNG
     
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