The Monoprice Maker is both cheap and reliable enough to be used in schools and museums, but those are exactly the same locations that need to take care of air quality, not to mention keep little hands from touching the very hot bits.
This all-acrylic enclosure kit is perfect for those situations because it improves air quality and protects little hands while allowing everything to get a good view of a print in progress.
This kit fits both the Monoprice Maker Select V1/V2 with it's external control box, AND the Monoprice Maker Select Plus, with the internal control panel.
Advantages of adding a 3DUPfitters enclosure:
Better quality prints because the ambient temperature is controller
360 Views through the clear acrylic
More flexibility to print different types of filaments, including ABS
Optional fume filter or vent to the outside (both sold separately)
Thick 6mm acrylic doors and 3mm sides
The enclosure works by retaining the heat from the bed to bring the ambient temperature up high enough so that ABS and other filaments that expand when they cool are stabilized. Included is an optional fan; from there the air can be vented into the room, sent through an optional air filter (not included) or vented to the outside via a hose. (not included)
How its 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 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.