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IKEA Lack Enclosure with power to removable cover

by Gnattycole Jun 19, 2018
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It's Amazon Number, https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01IFBYN8A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Size (External): Length 590mm x Width 390mm x Height 290mm
Size (Internal): Length 485mm x Width 325mm x Height 265mm
Capacity: 50 Litres each Weight: 1.8 kg each Colour: Transparent
Ideal Damp Area Storage - Long term Storage in Attic, Shed, Cellar or Garage
Unique weather tight hermetic seal keeps contents clean, dry and air and moisture out!

What size dry box is that? Looks like it fits perfectly. Any plans to feed filament from box to printer?

Hi, I can't remember offhand but I'll measure it when I get home and let you know. Think I got it off Amazon so I'll dig out the order and let you know the item number. I'd considered using it to supply filament from but it seemed a shame to compromise the hermetic sealing by drilling holes in it. I have a spool cover with desiccant canisters designed and built on the Lack cover which feeds through into the Anet A6 inside. Other printers with side mounted extruders will need a bit more thought. Keeping the spools inside enclosures definitely helps, especially PETG.

Really like the design! How thick acrylic is this made for?

Hi Royal. It's designed for 4mm acrylic. It's the fairly standard glazing thickness.
Best regards, Nat.

Hi Marty,
The A6 version of this project is pretty much completed now. Apart from the Spool enclosure which will be common to both designs and a possible extraction air filter, again which will be common. The biggest headache I've still to work out is the offset door and rear for the E12 bed overhang. I was busy drawing up a possible frame design to utilise Acrylic sheet but with an extension blister modelled into it. It's getting it to be a practical and cost effective solution is the challenge. Back in work for 2 weeks now so it's all on hold. Glad you like it so far and if you have any suggestions, feel free to voice them.

Looking forward to the a6 anet version
great work cheers

Photos of the E12 looking vertically down. 2nd photo shows the overhang of the bed, fully travelled forward.

Does the cr10 fit inside the Lack table enclosure?

The frame of the printer does, assuming the dimensions are the same as the E12 which I have but the bed travels outside the table area. It's a 300mm bed so requires at least 600mm to cover the entire area, plus a bit of clearance. The Lack table is around 550mm square. Height wise, you have to extend the legs anyway and my plan for the E12 (CR10 similar I guess) is to double stack the legs which is more than enough. Width is no problem but the control box cables on the E12 aren't long enough to mount the box underneath so they'll either need a bit of extending (Not all of them), or you can make support brackets to hang it off the left hand side. The CR10 appears to have more support out there and there are cable extension sets available for a pretty reasonable cost. Looks like I'm going to have to make up my own for the E12 as the connectors are not the same as the CR10.
The front and back clearance for the Y axis is still something I'm deep in thought over. I'm thinking that I might make an offset door for the front, a sort of short box with the end open, facing inwards. It will also need the heated bed cabling to be re-routed to reduce the clearance needed at the rear. This is why I'm currently working on the A6 enclosure first to finish it off and take any learnings across for the E12 enclosure. I'll upload a piccy of the E12 to show the clearances.