Going for a fully enclosed 3D printer can have several benefits.
- – Safe to use
- – Wide range of printable materials
- – Better print quality
- – Noise and heat loss reduction
Safe to use
Enclosed printers provide much needed domestic and workplace safety considering nozzles and beds can reach some rather high temperatures. This is especially useful in any situations where children may be nearby, either at home or in educational environments.
Wide range of printable materials
A closed print chamber prevents unwanted airflow to alter your print as it prevents warping and it also keeps the print environment warmer than open structures. An enclosure helps you to maintain a stable, consistent output which makes it perfect for printing specialty materials like nylon.
Better print quality
Besides the points mentioned above, a closed 3D printer has a stronger more sturdy frame than a printer with an open structure – this also enhances print quality. Particularly with ABS and larger parts, print quality can vary depending on the quality of enclosures.
Noise and heat loss reduction
Printers with an enclosure tend to be far more quiet. This makes them far more viable for office desktop environments. It’s also a bonus that since less heat escapes enclosed printers, they tend to be better to keep around equipment that doesn’t do so well with fluctuating temperatures such as high-power computers.
DIY enclosure solutions
The more enterprising print enthusiasts often build their own DIY enclosures. We’ve covered closed DIY print enclosures before.
Featured Enclosed 3D Printers
Creality CR-5 Pro High Temp
- - Print size: 300 x 225 x 380 mm
- - BL-touch automatic bed leveling
- - Fully enclosed
- - Low noise printing
- - Up to 300°C print temperature
Creality Sermoon V1 Pro
- - Print size: 175 x 175 x 165 mm
- - Fully enclosed
- - Flexible, magnetic print bed
- - Built-in camera for remote monitoring