A BOX around the FELIX for temperature

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Fusto
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A BOX around the FELIX for temperature

Post by Fusto »

Hello all,
Does somebody made a box around the FELIX?
The heat in a box must be stable I have heard
What happend if I make a box arround the FELIX.
The head goes up, because of the heated bed ?

Do I have to make ventilation with a fan and a thermostat ?

And how much be the working area for the FELIX ?

Fusto
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Post by Fusto »

Nobody can help me to explain about the box?
Because in my garage is very cold for my Felix.
I have put in the box a lamp with a fan on it.
The heat is going up around 40 degrees ( I think) .
Table at 100 degrees.
Printing with ABS.

How much is normely the working area for the Felix?

satoer
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Post by satoer »

I've seen people on this forum putting it in a closet. But beware if you've got a Felix with 3D printed parts. The parts might sag because of the higher room temperature.
My Felix 1.5 printed designs on Thingiverse
E3D V6 Hot end upgrade for your Felix
Tweezer bracket for your Felix
Led bar upgrade for your Felix

Fusto
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Post by Fusto »

Thanks Satour,
But what is the room temperature normaly for a Felix?

I allready ordered a thermostat and I will find out the best temperature in the future.
At the moment I am blocked because of my hotend is melted.
I ordered a new one and if every thing is working well I will take the E3D V6.
And maybe I will take your disign for it.

hvdd
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Post by hvdd »

hoi,
i am always printing in room temp 23°C, with ABS.
bed temp at 95° works great , but had to isolate the bed on bottomsite with 1 cm foam.
i had also the idea to place the felix into a box, but the temp will be to high for the electronics, i think.
today you have full access to all parts , placing into a box will limit this.

rgds

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DDME-Marc
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Post by DDME-Marc »

Hi Fusto,

The operational manual states an ambient temperature of 15~32 degrees C for the Felix 3.0.

This would imply a temperature control is recommended for small enclosures. Also I would suggest ventilation for filaments such as ABS to avoid fume build up (since acrylonitrile and butadiene fumes are not exactly the healthiest to be exposed to).

Cheers,

Marc
Felix 3.0 Dual Head * E3D Titan V6 * Repetier-Host V2.1.3 * Repetier-Firmware 0.92.9 (01/08/17 - Modified) * KISSlicer Pro - 1.6.3 * Arduino 1.8.5 *

Fusto
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Post by Fusto »

Today I recieved my parts for the hotend in Italy, very fast!!!

The box I made is small and I will make a carbon filter to assorb the fumes.
A termostat for the right temperature.
I also made a hole with a little door to put the electronics outside.
The stepper motor works good untill 60°, they have told me.
I don't need more than that.
The results I lett you know soon.

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Post by orciuoli »

in my case, I tried with a box, but the machine stop to work after do some layers.
best

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