Category: 3D printer enclosures

3D Printer Enclosures and Why You Should Have Them

When it comes to the build of 3D printers, they can have both open and closed designs. A number of 3D printers have open builds that allow them to operate without the need for an enclosure. This lowers the size and the cost, but it does somewhat limit the capabilities of the device. If you only work with PLA, the most commonly used material, you can print it on an open frame printer. However, printing with filaments such as ABS or polycarbonate, which wrap or curl when cooled, an enclosure will greatly improve the print quality. This article will look at the benefits of 3D printer enclosures and why having an enclosure is ideal for 3D printing.

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