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3D Printer Lightweight Enclosure and Filtration System

3DPrintClean filtration systems enable 3D printing in PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nylon, and other media, without external ventilation.

3D Printer Lightweight Enclosure and Filtration System

3DPrintClean filtration systems enable 3D printing in PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nylon, and other media, without external ventilation.

$4,268
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 28 2016 6:39 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 28, 2016

About

Introduction:

3D Printers operating in enclosed spaces, like schools, libraries, homes, and offices, produce fumes and concentrations of Ultrafine Particles (UFPs). These emissions can cause runny noses, irritate the throat, lungs, and head, and create long-term health problems. 3DPrintClean enclosures and filtration systems enable 3D printing in PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nylon, and other media, without external ventilation. In addition to the health benefits, enclosed printing environments improve print quality by reducing warping, curling and cracking.

Health Impact:

Our solution:

We enclosure your 3D printer, protecting you, while our patent-pending recirculating filtration technology repeatedly scrubs the contaminated air until the concentration of ultrafine particles (UFP) and total volatile organic compound (TVOC) emissions have been reduced, and the enclosure is safe to open.

Supports almost all printers. Here are some examples:

Taz 4/5,  Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker Extended, LulzBotTaz Mini, Flashforge, Zortrax M200, ROBO 3D, MakerBot Replicator, MakerBot Replicator 2 , MakerGear Printerbot, MakerBot Replicator Mini, Witbox, Form 1, Form 2, Airwolf, UP! Plus 2, HICTOP Prusa Mendel I3, WitBox, Micro 3D, Reprap, Printrbot, Dremel, XYZprinting, Cube 3D Printer, M3D Micro 3D, DA VINCI MINI, Beethefirst, HICTOP, and the Prusa I3 3D.

Sizing:

The inner dimensions of the Lightweight600 are 600mm x 600mm x 600mm (23.6"xx23.6"23.6"), and the inner dimensions of the Lightweight800 are 800mm x 800mm x 800mm (31.4"x31.4"x31.4").

To select an enclosure, measure the maximum outer dimensions of your printer, including your printer's maximum range of motion. If you need help, send your printer model to: support@3DPrintClean.com and we will find the right enclosure for you.

Features :

  • Fully enclosed printing environment 
  • Fume and ultrafine particle filtration 
  • Same filtration system as our commercial enclosures 
  • Insulated interior maintains an optimal build temperature 
  • Excess heat dissipation to protect printers 
  • Dual cable seals 
  • Three windows to monitor your print 
  • Four doors for unobstructed printer access 
  • Blackout window covers 
  • Adjustable filtration speed for quiet environments 
  • Lightweight and portable 
  • 110/220v power supply 

Future Optional Accessories:

  • Heater 
  • Thermal Cutoff 
  • Spool holder 
  • LED lighting 
  • Automated fire suppression

Replacement Filters:

Filters should be replaced every three months. You can pledge for a Lightweight Enclosure with replacement filters, or purchase them from our online store when you need them. https://3dprintclean.myshopify.com

Portable and easy to assemble:

The Lightweight Enclosure can be assembled or dissembled in about 10 minutes. 

Warranty: 

We offer a one-year warranty on all parts.

Independent testing:

The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology - the team responsible for the "Ultrafine particle emissions from desktop 3D printers" and "Emissions of Ultrafine Particles and Volatile Organic Compounds from Commercially Available Desktop Three-Dimensional Printers" research - has tested our enclosure and filtration systems. Below are the key excerpts:  

Download the Full Paper

Company History:

After developing our commercial line of enclosures and filtration systems, we set our sights on delivering a solution that provides the same health benefits and print quality features at a price anyone can afford.

Our commercial enclosures and filtration systems have been sold to schools, libraries, companies, and consumers, in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, and Canada.

Final Product:

We are designing the final color scheme and may expand the window size. Final product may vary from images and video. 

How we are going to produce the Lightweight Enclosure:

We will use our design experience, and existing manufacturing partners, to finalize the design and produce the Lightweight Enclosure in volume.

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Risks and challenges

As we developed our commercial enclosures, we faced many challenges, from design, to manufacturing, to global distribution. As we worked through each issue, we improved and learned from our mistakes. Now we can apply these lessons to developing, manufacturing, and distributing our Lightweight Enclosure and filtration system.

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    600mm Lightweight Enclosure, Scrubber filtration system, and one filter.

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