MOST Delta Performance Mod

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MOST Delta Performance Mod
Finalheated.JPG
Description 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.
Keywords 3D printing, 3D printer modification, filament, ABS, nylon
Uses development, education
Authors Jeff Brookins
Status Prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? Was this project made independently by someone other than the authors and without their guidance? No
Countries of design United States
Affiliations MTU
MOST
Materials Cardboard
Aluminum
Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email info@appropedia.org

MOST Delta Performance Mod[edit | edit source]

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

Abstract[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

  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 | edit source]

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.