To solve this problem we've designed an acrylic enclosure specifically for resin printers. This is more than just throwing a case over the top of a printer; we've gone through many different designs and even built testing equipment to measure VOC levels pre and post-filter. The airflow has been modeled in CAD as well as smoke tested and verified with VOC detectors.
The enclosure is specifically designed and tested for the Formlabs 3 resin printer. There is plenty of room to open and close the top, and a separate top door to change resin.
6mm Front, 3mm Sides
The most popular model has a 6mm front and 3mm sides and top.
This configuration works great for customers who expect more heavy use such as libraries or schools.
3D Print Your Own Connectors. Or Not.
If you happen to own a FDM printer in addition to the Formlabs resin printer you have the option of 3D printing your own connectors. 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.)
Air Quality Management
Air quality tools such as air filters, adapters, and complete venting systems are sold separately. Compatible with these offerings from 3DUPfitters or customize for your own solution.