The CRX is just like the CR-10S Pro, but with dual extruders. Like the Pro, it adds cool features like automatic bed leveling and an integrated touch screen, moving the electronics into the base makes it difficult to enclose. If you just stick it in a big box the electronics are going to get very hot. The metal 3D printer base already has a 40mm fan, but when enclosed, the fan just circulates hot air
This lightweight enclosure was designed to be worthy of the CRX by adding a couple of unique features. First, it adds an 80mm electronics cooling fan. The fan pulls fresh air through the electronics case's vents and out the back without affecting the hot air inside the enclosure. As a result, the electronics are kept about the same as when the printer wasn't enclosed at all. The vents also provide easy outside access to the power switch and card reader.
The chart below shows the relationship between the bed temperature and the temperature inside the electronics case. (NOT the temperature surrounding the print itself.) The hot end was at a constant temperature of 220C.
Changing filament has never been easier because of the split side doors on both sides. Just open the doors wide to access either extruder and when shut they leave just enough room for the filament to move up and down with the extruder. The filament spools can either be placed on the sides or on top of the enclosure.
The scooped front door makes it easy to remove parts and the removable bed.
Adding a 3D•Upfitters enclosure provides many other benefits:
More flexibility to print different types of filaments, including ABS
Better quality prints because the ambient temperature is controlled
Fume filter to reduce smell or vent to the outside (sold separately)
Sturdy, thick, high-grade acrylic doors that allow easy access to the printer bed
How it's Built
All of the plastic parts are 3D printed in ABS to withstand the heat from the enclosure. The panels are cut on a US-made industrial CNC or 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.
Interior LEDs (as pictured in the wood & acrylic version renderings) will make it easier to see prints inside the wood version.