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About

Your 3d printer is warping, emitting toxic fumes and also making quite some noise.

Product introduction

Box3d is a 3d printer enclosure kit, which controls the printing climate, extracts fumes and reduces noises.

About 4 years ago we bought our first 3D printer and installed it in our student home. 
Quite soon, our roommates started to complain about headaches and the terrifying noises around the clock.
At this point we decided that a desktop 3D printer is actually not suitable for desktop operation. We needed a solution.

So, we built a cover around our 3D printer and extracted all the fumes with a tube through a window opening. It worked really, really well! No headaches, no noises and on top of that; we were also seeing our prints improving. We were starting to have way less warping and cracking.  

Then we started thinking; every Maker needs this solution. 

We made a first production model and sold it. It worked very well, but it also had an issue. Producibility: the assembly time of the product was too long.
Furthermore, the individual parts were quite expensive, so in the end we could not make the economics work. This brought us to the conclusion, that in order to make this idea viable for a bigger audience; we needed to optimize producibility, as well as the logistic aspects of the product.

With that in mind, box3d release 2 was created and that is the one you can see here right now. Of course, we will continue innovating. 

Testimonials

"I would advise it to anyone who uses a FDM 3D printer on daily basis"
Mario Francese, Owner @ PlugnMake Fablab Delft

"Really valuable for testing new materials by eliminating the environmental factors" MSc. Tim Tackenberg, 3D PRINTING EXPERT @ Better Future Factory

Stable, Safe and Silent

Stable
Stable

 

Safe
Safe

 

Silent
Silent

Emissions and hazards of Ultra Fine Particles (UFP’s)  

All fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers are emitting ultrafine particles with a diameter less than 0.1 µm. 
These small-sized particles are hazardous to human health since they are capable of penetrating through our lungs and into the bloodstream. 

Ultra Fine Particles
Ultra Fine Particles

UFPs are related to hospital emissions for stroke (Andersen et al., 2010, European society of cardiology) and asthma symptoms. (Peters et al., 1997; Penttinen et al., 2001; Von Klot et al., 2002).

 

 

 

Box3d is compatible with most FDM 3d printers

 Note: our box3d enclosure is an add-on designed for these 3d printers and has no affiliation with the brands listed above.

Shipping cost need to be added for each item. Every box3d will be shipped as an IKEA style DIY kit. You can assemble it yourself with minimal technical knowledge. With your help, we will even make it open source, so it will be available to the whole world. The plastic parts can be downloaded and printed yourself. The rest of the hardware is included in the box3d kit. 

Let's make 3D printing stable, safe and silent for everyone!

You can help to make this possible by backing us now.

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Risks and challenges

Please note that box3d is still in development.

The working principle of box3d has been proven by the earlier models. However, this is the first model that will be Arduino based. We have experience with programming Arduino’s, so we expect no big risks here.

It has been proven difficult to find a fan that generates a high enough pressure to ensure proper airflow through the hepa filter, which is also silent enough. We are currently testing the filter setup and it looks very promising. The current fan produces enough airflow through the filters, with a low sound level.The development work still to be done is fairly straight forward, so we don't expect delays.

We have carefully estimated the time to finish the development and production, but unexpected setbacks could delay the delivery. We will make sure everything works properly before your box3d is shipped!

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