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redalert11
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Noisy Prusa Enclosure

Is anyone else finding that the Prusa Enclosure is noisier than just the printer sitting on the counter? I'm finding that the top and bottom metal sheets are vibrating and it creates an echo chamber.

has anyone tried installed rubber mats or anything else to help dampen the metal sheets from vibrations? any input would be appreciated.

 

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I bought a 18”x18” paving stone and some foam squares. The printer is now quieter in the enclosure than standalone on the counter. 

Posted : 13/01/2023 7:48 pm
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RandyM9
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RE: Noisy Prusa Enclosure

I don’t have the Prusa enclosure so this suggestion may or may not be of help. 

I printed and installed these squash ball feet to reduce the vibration and resonance from the wood desk my printer sits on. They work well for their intended purpose and may help with your issue in the enclosure as well.

https://www.printables.com/model/59947-new-version-squashball-mk3smk3s-vibration-damper-v

Cheers

Posted : 13/01/2023 9:53 pm
TheLivingBubba
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RE: Noisy Prusa Enclosure

I found it louder as well, my solution was to cut up some pieces of a yoga mat and position it in the center underneath the enclosure. It made enough of a difference that I stopped trying to make it quieter. It is still louder then when it was outside the enclosure, but everything is a trade off.

Posted : 14/01/2023 1:31 am
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redalert11
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Noisy Prusa Enclosure

thanks for the tip. I took the foam from the box and put it under the enclose. this helped. I then put the printer in silent mode. this seems to mask the issue while printing but during calibration the box will still vibrate loudly. I have yet to go get a yoga mat from the dollar store to put between the printer and the enclosure. I'm hoping that will be the better solution. ill post here if it helps. 

the printer is loud enough that I would say there marketing material is untrue. I could not find it but I read somewhere they were saying it would be quite enough to have in your office. that would a terrible idea. without the enclosure yes. but not with the enclosure. the enclosure defiantly needs something for the high frequency vibrations.

Posted : 18/01/2023 2:55 pm
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redalert11
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Topic starter answered:
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here is 2 videos of the enclosure with no foam just sitting on the counter.

noisy calibration

noisy printing

 

Posted : 18/01/2023 4:57 pm
redalert11
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Noisy Prusa Enclosure

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I bought a 18”x18” paving stone and some foam squares. The printer is now quieter in the enclosure than standalone on the counter. 

Posted : 19/02/2023 8:16 pm
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Simmen
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RE: Noisy Prusa Enclosure

Stone under the enclosure works great.

Posted : 07/11/2023 12:49 pm
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