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Posted (edited) · Sotec3D Cover for S3?

Has anyone tried the Sotec3D cover for the S3 please? 

 

I use the S3 in a small room and am currently employing an IQAir HealthPro 250 purifier to keep the air clean. I get the impression a cover with a filter would work better?

 

I'm wondering if there are any downsides?

 

Thanks!

 

 

Ref: https://www.3djake.com/sotec3d/cover-incl-hepa-filter-for-ultimaker-s3

https://www.crea3d.com/en/ultimaker-accessories/653-ultimaker-s3-cover-kit.html

 

 

Edit: my understanding is there are no plans for an official cover from Ultimaker. Would happily wait for that if one is planned.

 

 

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    Posted (edited) · Sotec3D Cover for S3?

    I went ahead with this. Feedback for anyone who's interested:

    • Assembly took much longer than advertised -- I'd guess 2-3 hours;
       
    • It is well designed and everything fits together well with tight tolerances;
       
    • So far I've noticed a significant reduction in noise, and almost complete elimination of odor (printing with tough PLA and PVA).
       

    My only concern is that it's fully enclosing the top of the printer -- I hadn't realized that the fan isn't flush with the back, and is actually only circulating air through the filter (with no egress aside from a few small gaps).

     

    I contacted Accante asking for some assurance about its safety.

     

    Do you think overheating could be a problem? It's made entirely of plexiglass.

    Sotec3D Cover Ultimaker S3.jpg

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    Posted · Sotec3D Cover for S3?

    I wouldn't be concerned about no fresh air intake all those little holes around both doors and seems will add up as a large opening. I have ordered the same cover but hasn't arrived yet.

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    Posted · Sotec3D Cover for S3?
    1 hour ago, Harll said:

    Quite interested in the cover as wel, could you post a picture of the back please?

     

    Sure! Two more photos attached

     

    25 minutes ago, dougncin said:

    I wouldn't be concerned about no fresh air intake all those little holes around both doors and seems will add up as a large opening. I have ordered the same cover but hasn't arrived yet.

     

    Sounds good! It's been printing for a couple of hours and it seems fine so far.

    Sotec3D Cover Ultimaker S3 - Underside.jpg

    Sotec3D Cover Ultimaker S3 - Back.jpg

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