UPDATE: Forgot to include the 120mm fan adapter in the zip, it is now added!
This one kit should have EVERYTHING you need to modify your Photon S to vent and filter fumes neatly and with minimal change to your printer and taking up very little space. At the end I've even included post processing builds and instructions!
So when I started, I saw a few options for attempting to vent and filter for the new Photon S, but no single option seemed to address all the issues with venting this reactively new printer.
So I took and modified aspects of multiple approaches and made one all inclusive one. My version does not require you to rip apart and rewire your printer and jeopardize your warranty. And its so easy even an amateur can do it safely. The most intrusive thing you have to do is remove the bottom plate swap a fan and swap the new base platform.
Having a level printer is also very important so that's why I build self leveling feet into the base!
Also 4" exhaust tubing coming out of this small printer was ridiculous and overkill, never mind cumbersome and wasted a huge amount of space, especially if you have your printer on a desk like me. So I went with a smaller cheaper option, that is very sturdy and easy to work with. A 2 1/2" Shop Vac Hose for the exhaust instead.
The new base stand for the printer has a rear adapter that the shop vac hose can slide directly into and fits very snugly. From there you can run it wheverer you want to. And if you are running it far, I have also included an inline fan box for a 60mm fan so you can help push the air along if you need to. Ideal to use for at least 6 feet of tubing, place it near the middle of hose setup. However if you are using an 4" inline fan + carbon filter combo at the end of the exhaust line, then you will not need this at all.
I've also included the 80mm to 120mm fan upgrade bracket for the LCD screen, I consider this a MUST for this setup for two reason. First new base plate platform by nature of aerodynamics restricts the airflow slightly as it is funneled down and out the back into the shop vac hose. So having the bigger more powerful fan is very helpful. Second, for the same reason heat will build up more easily in the bottom, and the more powerful fan will help to get rid of it more easily.
This ventilation build leaves the two small build chamber fans intact and operational, and they create positive pressure in the printer to help push the fumes out exhaust. I loved one mod I saw by "morairtym" that had a custom pipe to channel those chamber fan openings directly to the rear, but it required you to remove the fans and sacrifice airflow, as well as completely tear apart and rebuild your printer! My method keeps those fans intact and increases their effectiveness.
I have also included an adapter to connect the shop vac hose to a 4" inline fan + charcol filter setup. If you cannot vent to the outside this is a great alternative. And again using this adapter elimates the need for the bulky and unnecessary 4" dryer exhaust style tubing.
And there is a resting mount for the crabon filter that you can leave sitting or secure with screws, good for shevles or table tops. And there is a second version for walls and ceilings that has slots for velco straps to secure the filter.
Something to note, if you want to keep your shop vac hose very tidy and help it turn sharp corners in your work space, rather than try to bend the plastic tubing and hope it stays in place all the time; its MUCH easier to buy some plumbing elbows. Get the black 90 degree 2" elbows. The shop vac tube fits PERFECTLY snug into them. My tubing makes a few sharp turns in my small workspace on its way to my fan and filter.
So what I did was cut the hose at those turns and added an elbow each time. This helped the exhaust to take up even LESS room still, and with the included wall clips I have it running vertically up my workstation and along the understide of the shelf above along its path to the fan and filter sitting on my top shelf. And if you every need to move or work on your printer, the shop vac hose easily disconnects from the rear without any hassle.
For those that want to use this on a different printer, I have included a couple extra files to help you customize it. The Shop Vac Hose Ring file is already perfectly sized for 2 1/2" shop vac hose. Also in that file is an uncut ring and a subtraction cutout tool for you to use. You can make or modify your own backblate for your printer and use this ring and cutout tool to make sure the hose will fit perfectly. I've also included the Truss lath screw cutout if you want to customize your own wall mounts too. Make sure to sink the head at least 3mm before subtracting it.
I tried my best to come up with a soloution that kept the printer foot print as small as possible, and that didn't require any extensive tearing apart, rebuilding, or modifying of the printer which could risk damaging it permanetnly.
I hope you enjoy it and please share your comments, questions, and ideas if you have any suggestions for further improvements!
Special thanks to...
Teiwaz83 for designing the original base plate that I modified.
Praxis87 for saving me time designing the 60mm inline fan box, remixed and repurposed his small exhaust plate file.
morairtym for designing the 80mm to 120mm LCD fan upgrade adapter.
Bildas for designing the threaded feet remixed to make the base adjustable
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