CR-10S Smart Acrylic Enclosure Case Box Tent Cover Kit
This enclosure is for the CR-10 Smart. It does not fit any of the other CR-10 models such as the CR-10 Pro, CR-10S5, CRX, etc.Please see the product listing for other CR-10 models.
The CR-10S Smart is a worthy successor to the CR-10 Pro. The new hot end is more reliable and more accurate, while the automatic bed leveling actually works without a lot of calibration! But like the CR10 Pro, if you just stick it in a big box the electronics are going to get very hot. The metal 3D printer base has a fan, but when enclosed the fan just circulates hot air.
This lightweight enclosure was designed to be worthy of the CR-10S Smart by adding a couple of cool features. First, we've added a cool air vent to the front to keep the electronics and power supply as cool as possible.
Secondly, the touch screen has been moved outside the enclosure so you can fiddle with the settings mid-print without having to open the case and let out particles and hot air.
Changing filament has never been easier because of the split side doors on the left. Just open the doors wide to access the extruder, and when shut they leave just enough room for the filament to move up and down with the extruder. The filament spool can either be placed to the left or on top of the enclosure.
Adding a 3D Upfitters enclosure provides many other benefits:
Improve indoor air quality with either a carbon filter or vent to the outside (sold separately)
More flexibility to print different types of filaments, including ABS
Better quality prints because the ambient temperature is controlled
Sturdy, thick, high-grade acrylic doors that allow easy access to the printer bed
3D Print the Connector Parts. 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!
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 a little less rigid than if you had used ABS. 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.
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 entry-level model has all 3mm acrylic and is a great option for a hobbyist or someone new to 3D printing. The 3mm front is a bit flimsy but is completely functional, and what the competition is shipping.
6mm Front and Top, 3mm Sides
The 6mm front really makes a sturdier door, and if you want to store items on top of the enclosure then the 6mm top upgrade is a good idea. This is the configuration we use in our print farm. This configuration works great for customers who expect more heavy use such as libraries or schools.
If you want to gain a couple of degrees of heat retention or intend to move your enclosure around a lot you can't go wrong with the 6mm all-around option.