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Up Enclosure

Post by odiegel » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:45 am

Hi All,
I've just assembled the first of my lasercut Up Enclosures, and it all went together like a dream... :D
If any of you want to build one, I've put the files on Thingyverse at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34032
Cheers
Olaf
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Re: Up Enclosure

Post by Jena67 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:54 am

Wow, really impressive!
Great job.

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Post by scubamatt41 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:07 am

Good job, it looks very nice.
Please let us know what it does for the objects.
Always breath out on the way UP

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Post by odiegel » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 am

Greetings all,
Just uploaded a newer version to Thingyverse, this one made entirely of 4.5mm acrylic, which should bring down the cost a bit, and is assembled with M3 screws instead of M4 screws. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34032
Cheers
Olaf

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Post by wackojacko » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:50 pm

Hi Olaf

Great enclosure design, well done! Can't wait to get one ;)
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Post by teamcarlisle » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:24 am

Any chance you'll be selling these? I'd love to get one, I'd make my own but I dont have any tools for cutting my own acrylic (I dont even know where to buy acrylic for that matter)

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Post by Lawrence » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:40 am

Hi
Unfortunately my laser cutter only handles material 300mm X 500mm. Upsetting that your enclosure is wider than 300mm, because it does look good. Oh well, back to my drawing board.
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Lawrence

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Post by odiegel » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:50 am

Hi Lawrence,
I'll have a lok and see if I can squeeze the size down a bit...

For those who want to buy, I couldn't really be bothered, as it's not the business I am in... But... I'll be sending one to Bruce tomorrow and, once he receives it, he will, no doubt, be amazed by how well designed it is, and think that everybody should have one. He'll be so impressed that he may decide he wants to start selling them, which would be fine by me... :-)

Cheers
Olaf

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Post by Lawrence » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:30 am

Hi odiegel
Would be good if you can. 300mm also is the maximum width available in my desk for me to place the printer in.
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Post by odiegel » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:46 am

Just had a quick look at the CAD and, in theory, should be doable to reduce the depth from 320 to 300. Just need to double check the clearance on the print platfrom from the back to the front position to make sure it doesn bump into the enclosure.
Will let you know tomorrow.
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Olaf

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Post by ftdesigns » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:12 pm

looks great! for what reasons are you using an enclosure? does it reduce the horrid warping?

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Post by odiegel » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:24 pm

Yep. All round generally better prints (which explains why the higher end printers all use heated enclosures). Stops any drafts affecting your print, and gives the printer a nice warm space to be printing in which helps with getting unstuck from paltform.

Another indirect, but really important side-effect, is that the enclosure makes it more difficult to use brute force to pry your parts off the platform, which means you have to do it the proper way, by removing the perf-board from the paltform and then removing the part from the perf-board. This means that your printer does not get bent out of shape everytime a part is removed, which means you almost never have problems with the platform going off level, etc.
This is a particular edvantage if you have students using the machines, as they tend to be a bit rough on them... :-)

Cheers
Olaf

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Post by Blown454 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:31 am

Hello Olaf,

Thanks very much for the great enclosure! I am looking forward to making one soon, so many possibilities. Side question, would you by chance have the .stl file for the 'Impossible 3d print' that was hosted on your site a while back available? Since purchasing my Up printer I have always wanted to try that print and all the links are dead that point to your site 'http://odd.org.nz/gearring.html'. That is one of the neatest 3d prints I have seen and I would sure like to try :). Thanks Olaf, -j

Link to video: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... FlKghEZj9w

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Post by odiegel » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:58 am

Not a problme. send me an email at o.diegel@massey.ac.nz and I'll email you the gear-ring file.
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Olaf

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Post by odiegel » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:08 am

Hi Lawrence,

Had a go at reducing the depth of the enclosure to 300mm and cut one to test, but it's not a particulalry good option. If it is absolutely perfectly positioned on the printer, the platform can just clear at the front and back, but it does make life more difficult. It just makes the clearances for the platform too small to make it easy to use. The bulldog clip legs, for example, dont clear, etc.
So 320mm is much better as it allows it to work under most scenarios.

One problem we found was that the power switch on the back iis really difficult to get to with an enclosure on the printer. We've taken the simplest modification to fix this by moving the power switch to the front and the initialize switch to the back (as we basically never use that one anyway).

Cheers
Olaf

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Post by JuliaDee » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:35 am

FWIW I've heard a rumor that a commercial Up enclosure will be on the market soon for somewhere around $150. But I can't imagine it being nicer than Olaf's :)

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Post by odiegel » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:47 am

Flattery will get you everywhere! :-)
Works out to about NZ$100 (hinges were $6 a pop, but I'm sure they could be found a lot cheaper) to make a laser cut enclosure.
Will update final drawings on Thingiverse, as I've added a little rectangular hole on the bottom panel to make it easy to sweep out scraps of material that land on the floor (Bruce's suggestion).
Cheers
Olaf

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Post by wackojacko » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:58 am

Hi Olaf, the case is awesome, cheers! I'll get your parts out to you on Monday.
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Re: Up Enclosure

Post by original » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:31 am

Looking good! I bet that helps combat lifting.

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