Selecting Options for Your 3D UPFitters Enclosure

Most of our enclosures allow you to select different panel thicknesses and either have us 3D print the connector parts or you can do that at home for a discount.
Here is a typical Add To Cart button showing those options:

3D Printed Parts Option

If the dropdown reads "Included +$40" then all 3D printed parts will be included with your order, which typically will be all of the corner connectors, mid-panel connectors, knobs, vents, display mounts, etc. 

If you change the pulldown to "Not Included" then the price will go down by $40US.   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 in your favorite colors. No problem! The kit includes the STLs for all 3D printed parts like corner connectors, knobs, vents, etc. 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. 

Panel Thickness Option

Our panels usually come in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses.  But just like a 2x4 piece of wood can be as small as 1.5x3.5, our acrylic can come in slightly different thicknesses depending on the batch. Most of the time the 6mm is actually 5.6mm and the 3mm is actually 2.8mm.  But sometimes the 6mm can be as thin as 5.2mm, although that's rare.

Here's some information to help you pick the right thickness of acrylic for your enclosure.   Some of the enclosures are so large we aren't able to make them in 3mm panels.  All of the kits are available in configurations we've tested and can verify work well.  

Model Description
All 3mm The entry-level model has all 3mm acrylic and is a great option for the hobbyist on a budget. 
6mm Front, 3mm Sides The most popular model has a 6mm front and 3mm sides.  The thicker front is a big improvement for the door if its used often. 
6mm Front and Top, 3mm Sides If you want to use 3Kg+ spools on top of the enclosure then the 6mm top upgrade is a must.  This is the configuration we use in our print farm and it's also popular with libraries and schools that need a sturdier enclosure at a good price.
All 6mm If you want to gain a couple of degrees of heat retention or intend to move your enclosure around a lot the 6mm all-around is the best you can buy.