3D Printer Not Included
LulzBot printers are famous for their reliability and thus are used in many commercial and educational organizations. The Lulzbot Mini 2 is a smaller, cheaper version of the well-known Taz6, and has the ability to handle just about any filament out of the box, except filaments like ABS which require an enclosure. This enclosure box/case/cover was designed with the needs of schools and businesses in mind, sturdy enough to keep the dangerous hot end and fumes away from dozens of prying hands for class after class.
It costs a little more than the competition, but this enclosure is built with better materials and a design-oriented towards professional use. The optional 6mm acrylic front is twice as thick and provides a solid base for the doors, which flip up for use in limited space and features industrial-grade hinges. The plastic connectors reduce stress and cracking compared to traditional t-slot designs.
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 entry-level model has all 3mm acrylic and is a great option for a 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. This configuration works great for customers who expect more heavy use such as libraries or schools.
||This option is sturdier and recommended for schools, businesses, and libraries where heavy use is anticipated.
- Outside dimensions 17" (Deep), 15" (Wide), 15.5" (Tall).
- 6mm or 3mm acrylic front panel with frame, doors, industrial metal hinges, magnetic latch, steel strike plates, and matching screws.
- 6mm or 3mm crylic sides and top. There is no bottom. The enclosure is designed to sit on a flat surface that acts as a bottom.
- 60x60mm USB-powered fan. 3D print a cover if you don't wish to vent.
- 140 screws, nuts, bolts, hinges, and miscellaneous parts.
Reading the manual will save you a lot of time and hassle.