The LiteWorld Protective Enclosure Works Best For 3D Printers
June 24, 2017 | By Don Musilli | In Blog
As 3D Printers become more prevalent in Schools, Libraries and other organizations, the use of these machines is increasing exponentially. We have placed 3D Printers in 10 more Schools and Libraries in the past month and in each case they have added our LiteWorld Protective Enclosure as part of the package.
Students of all ages are now using the printers in the School systems. From K-12 we are seeing more young children learning to use Tinkercad and other simple 3D modeling software to create objects they want to make…again and again. Most of the schools find that once the students and faculty find out what they can make with the printers everyone wants to have access. Many of the Teachers are now training selected students to operate the printers and this is where the rubber meets the road.
Indicated extruder temperatures and bed temperatures on the printer LCD screen are in Celsius, not Fahrenheit. So if the extruder is reading 210 C it is actually 410 degrees F. Almost 60 degrees hotter than baking a cake in the oven. And, if you are printing materials such as ABS, the extruder will be at 240 C ( 464 F) and the bed will be at 110 C or 230 degree F. In addition, there are moving parts such as the extruder and bed with potential areas for catching hair or loose clothing.
The LiteWorld Protective Enclosure allows for complete access to the printer, filament and operational controls and once the unit is running the doors are closed and the unit is isolated from little roaming hands. In addition, having the printer enclosed helps maintain a more constant temperature on and off the bed and keeps cold air from falling on the parts which can create uneven extrusions and part separation.
Our LPE is large enough to fit over many large FDM style printers and is specifically designed to work with the LulzBot line of 3D Printers from the original TAZ unit right through the TAZ 6. The photo that accompanies this blog is taken by one of our customers in Denver, Colorado. You can see that the enclosure is large enough to hold a spool of filament on top as well as on the side and if you get a 5lb spool of filament for one of the faster extruders, like the MOAR head, it will enclose that as well.
For more information on our Protective Enclosure and our line of 3D Printers please go to our website at: http://www.liteworldllc.com or call us anytime at: 941-999-8200.