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MOST Delta Performance Mod

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MSE4777 OA and MSE4777 OB/MSE5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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MOST Delta Performance Mod[edit]

Project developed by --Jmbrooki (talk) 06:48, 11 December 2014 (PST)

Abstract[edit]

  • In order to print materials other than PLA, a controlled environment is needed to prevent rapid cooling which leads to plastic warping. After searching for enclosure modifications, I decided to create my own, low-cost modification to fix a relatively simple problem. My design has been created as an affordable, "good enough" solution.
  • Using this enclosure, ABS and nylon are now within reach of any MOST Delta builder with a simple modification that can be completed in the average dorm room.

Bill of Materials[edit]

  1. (3) 12x18in thick cardboard
  2. Aluminum Foil to Cover

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

  • Total assembly time is roughly one hour..
  • If you have any large gaps, they will need to be filled or covered with foil. This is to prevent excess heat loss.

Notes[edit]

After testing various combinations of plywood and available sheetrock, and their insulating values, I settled on aluminum foil wrapped cardboard as the most accessible and affordable. However, this does not diminish the quality of insulating ability provided.

Assembly Instructions[edit]

  1. Cut the cardboard to ensure a tight fit, and wrap in aluminum foil.
  2. Apply magnets to cardboard panels and delta wood.

Results[edit]

The enclosure was tested by heating the interior air with a blow-dryer up to ~130F. The temperature was then measured at 60 second intervals to test the insulating value of the enclosure, and the results can be seen in the gallery above.