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My MDF Ikea LACK enclosure for ANET A8

by Didakis Jan 9, 2018
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I see you have a type of temp guage in there for printing ABS? Does that automatically kick on a fan when it hits a certain temp? Or what would you recommend for that?

The thermocouple, I have it placed in the upper center of the cabinet.

When it reaches 35 ° C, a 80 mm fan absorbs the excess heat from the right rear upper part.

The idea is to evacuate the excess heat accumulated in the upper part, so that it does not affect the electronics (I decided to keep the electronics inside), but that does not affect the thermal stability of the bed.

Since I have the system, I had zero deformation problems, even with large surface objects.

Hi, i like your project because it has everything(removable top, openable door, and a 10 cm raiser) correct me if something is missing :)
Could you please post what, and how many times you have to print each file ?
Also if needed to drill something what is the diameter to use?
thanks =)

Number of pieces to print.

bases_traseras ---> 3
alargo_trasero -->2

All wood screws are M4.

If you need anything else, let me know.

I've finally printed everything! What is the length of the M4 wood screws?

So that the pieces that are screwed in the base and in the upper part. Finally, I used M4x25mm self-tapping wood screws.
I think M5x25mm maybe it's better.
For the rear wall, M4x20mm, works fine.
Finally, I did an update, putting some latches on the sides, to access the printer.
If you screw it all, it becomes very heavy to move.

Hi again :)
I screwed everything using 4x20 did I do it right ??

Hi mate ;)
It seems to work well. Don't worry, you can change it, if necessary at any time.

Hey still here xD
i was wondering what are these holes for?
also how do u manage to connect te magnet to the plexiglass?

Hi Vescoz.

The holes are for screwing the panels, but with the new update, only screw the back panel.
(See Photo 1)

In order not to break the "plastic glass", my solution was to stick a piece of metal sheet with cyanoacrylate.
(See Photo 2 and 3)

The piece that I show you, is from another IKEA Lack project for a printer, with a 300x200 hotbed.
Still working.

(See Photo 4)