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Posted · I closed my ultimakers to reduce some of the noise, but I'm not having success with printing

Hello guys, I closed my printers in order to reduce noise a little because I am not having success with my prints, should I modify something to be successful? I am using PLA, in one of them it got to clog the nozzle well. What can it be? how can I solve?

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    Posted · I closed my ultimakers to reduce some of the noise, but I'm not having success with printing

    Printing PLA in an fully enclosed printer is not good and not working. It gets too hot inside. So print PLA without anything and you will get better results.

     

    For other materials it can make sense to have an enclosure, but then you still need to measure the temperature that it don't get too hot inside. Maybe you need a big fan in the top cover to blow out hot air. The stepper motors inside don't like temperatures above 50 or 60 °C (don't remember the exact value).

     

    But to put the printer in an enclosure to reduce the noise is not working.

     

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    Posted · I closed my ultimakers to reduce some of the noise, but I'm not having success with printing

    Yes, probably the PLA got already soft while still in the feeder or bowden tube?

     

    If you want to reduce noise, you could try to put absorbing panels around the printer, but not touching each other, nor the printer. Lets say a panel 30cm away from each side, and with *big* openings in-between each panel and all printer parts. Plus one under the printer. So that air still has plenty of room to pass. This should greatly reduce noise-reflections, echo, and standing waves (and all the other audio-stuff I don't know about).

     

    On Youtube, search for "how to build your own noise dampening panels" or so. There are a lot of Youtubers who built them to improve sound-quality of their videos. Even a handfull of panels in a room have a great effect, no need to cover everything. But be sure to keep a good airflow around the printer.

     

    Not sure, but hopefully this strategy might work for you too?

     

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