Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Tiger91

Box around UM3-heat issues

Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

I tried to put a large cardboard box around my UM3 to keep in the heat when making objects with ABS/Nylon/etc.  The issue is that without an escape, the UM3 gets very very hot, and I was wondering if this could cause damage to the motors, movement belts, etc?

 

Also, any advice on how to best keep heat in?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/17/2018 at 11:07 PM, Tiger91 said:

Hello,

 

I tried to put a large cardboard box around my UM3 to keep in the heat when making objects with ABS/Nylon/etc.  The issue is that without an escape, the UM3 gets very very hot, and I was wondering if this could cause damage to the motors, movement belts, etc?

 

Also, any advice on how to best keep heat in?

Has anyone ever heard of damage to their printer from using this method?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might want to get the Advanced 3D printing kit with the front door. That's sufficient for Ultimaker materials including Nylon, ABS and CPE+.

 

I can only recommend never to build an enclosure for a FFF 3D printer out of material that can easily burn like cardboard.

Edited by Dim3nsioneer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 87 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!