Creality CR-6 Acrylic Enclosure Case Box Tent Cover Kit
The Creality CR-6 is the company's first attempt at a Kickstarter, and it was fun to participate. The printer ended up just being a slighter larger Ender 3 V2, but it's still a great buy.
We picked up a CR-6 recently and designed some cool features into the enclosure:
A custom vent to bring cold air to the electronics without having to modify your printer.
The control panel is outside the enclosure so you can make changes to the printer without having to open the doors.
Easy access to the extruder through the left-side door, while the front door gives complete access to the bed.
The one thing we couldn't do is figure out how to use the CR-6's weird side spool holder with an enclosure. We tried, but that spool holder doesn't work well under the best of circumstances, so you'll need to either purchase one of ours or find something on Thingiverse.
This enclosure is just for the CR-6. If you have the printer on the right below you'll want the Ender 3 V2 enclosure.
CR-6 (left) Ender 3 V2 (right)
Advantages of adding a 3DUPfitters enclosure:
Better quality prints because the ambient temperature is controlled
Keeps the power supply cool while the interior is hot enough for consistent prints with advanced material
More flexibility to print different types of filaments, including ABS
Optional fume filter or vent to the outside (both sold separately)
Thick 6mm acrylic doors and 3mm sides
The enclosure works by retaining the heat from the bed to bring the ambient temperature up high enough so that ABS and other filaments that expand when they cool are stabilized. If your main concern is the smell of melting plastic, it can be mitigated using an optional carbon filter. But if you are more interested in improving overall indoor air quality, a better solution is to vent to the outside via a hose. (not included). If you just want the highest possible enclosure temperature just put on the included air vent cover and it'll heat up as hot as possible.
3D Print Your Own Connectors. Or Not.
A lot of customers prefer to print their own connector pieces themselves. We get it: you've got a great 3D printer, and it is itching to print things. No problem! The kit includes the STLs for all 3D printed parts. Typically it takes about 48 hours to print everything you'll need with a .4mm nozzle and .2mm layer height.
On the other hand, if you purchase the optional connector kit, all parts are 3D printed in the best quality American-made ABS. It not only will withstand the heat year after year, but it's also one of the most rigid plastics to add that will make the enclosure sturdier. We proudly use the best ABS filament you can buy from Atomic Filament in Indiana.
DON'T USE PLA!
If you still want to print your own parts, just remember that temperatures inside an enclosure will melt PLA, so you will get the best results with printing parts in a high-quality ABS, ASA, or Nylon. The catch-22 is you need an enclosure to print ABS! If you don't already have an enclosure, you can make do with PETG. Just keep in mind that PETG is more flexible and will make the entire enclosure less rigid than if you had used ABS.
Pro Quality American Made Acrylic
The panels are made in a factory in Ohio and cut on an American-built industrial laser, and then flat-packed for your assembly. All you need for assembly is just a hex wrench and a small Philips head screwdriver. (not included.)
The outside venting system will send potentially dangerous and definitely odorous fumes outside. We supply the fan and 4" dryer hose adapter, you get the rest of the parts from your local hardware store.