How may temperature affect 3D printing?

Maintaining a stable print temperature can be ensured by using a dedicated enclosure, which is designed to protect the printout from a sudden drop in the temperature of the printing environment. Changes in room temperature can be caused by factors such as draughts or blasts from air conditioners. What are the advantages of this solution and how does it affect the 3D printing process?

Model from ABS material printed on 3DGence INDUSTRY F340

 

3D printing form technical materials

The use of the enclosure in the 3D printer is often necessary for the proper 3D printing process. The most advanced technical materials, such as ABS and PP, require strict conditions under which subsequent layers of the model arise.

Why should you use a professional enclosure to work with engineering materials in your work? Do you still have any doubts?

5 reasons why the enclosure is an essential accessory for any 3D printer

  1. Correct layer lamination

    – maintain higher strength of your printouts by using an enclosure.
  2. Minimize material processing shrinkage 

    – the ability to obtain highly accurate parts and avoid stress deformation of printouts.
  3. Build area isolation

    – isolate your build area from external sources of cold air. Differences in temperature can adversely affect the final appearance of the printed item.
  4. Increased safety of use

     covering the hard-to-reach, heated hotend and other moving parts.
  5. Noise reduction of a working 3D printer 

    – the possibility of limiting the sound of the device at the workplace.

On the left side of the photo, there is a 3D printed model from ABS material. Significant cracks can be seen on this 3D printout. In this case, the user didn’t use a special enclosure, that can protect the printout from external factors. On the right side of the photo, you can see the same model that was printed on the 3DGence DOUBLE P255 printer. During this 3D printing process, there was used a dedicated enclosure. The 3D printed model meets all design requirements.

 

 

3DGence DOUBLE P255 with the new print enclosure

The basic equipment of the 3DGence DOUBLE P255 printer includes an enclosure, an accessory that allows controlling the 3D printing process better. Its application enables printing from materials such as ABS or PP. Maintaining suitable heating conditions when working with these materials is important because of their very unusual sensitivity to shrinkage. 

For some users printing with the use of ABS material can be a big challenge due to a problem with cracks on the model when they are violently cooled, or by delamination or peeling off the printouts from the heatbed. Nevertheless, ABS is one of the most popular materials used in the 3D printing industry, so it is crucial to master the 3D print from this material.

 

I carried out the quality test of prints from ABS and PP materials by myself. Therefore, I can confirm that the quality of the printouts with the use of the new enclosure dedicated to  3DGence DOUBLE P255 is much better.

Andrzej Kukuła, President of the Board 3DGence

The print enclosure designed by R&D

The new enclosure, designed by 3DGence engineers from the R&D department, consists of elements made of plexiglass, connected by means of clips and magnets. The entire design lays steadily on the printer and the quality of the components in use allows to maintain the ideal conditions inside the chamber.

Mounting a dedicated enclosure on a 3DGence DOUBLEP255.

 

High precision of 3D printing

The 3DGence DOUBLE P255 printer enclosure guarantees the high precision of the created model. It allows you to obtain the expected quality of printed items from materials such as ABS or PP. The enclosure is dedicated to all 3DGence DOUBLE P255 printer users who want to improve their work with technical materials.

More information and assembly manual are available at https://3dgence.com/en/enclosure-double/

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