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monkfe
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What's the status of an enclosure for the XL

I saw somewhere an enclosure someone was working on, but is Prusa working on one? What's the status on either?

Posted : 12/02/2024 1:42 pm
Brian
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Posted by: @monkfe

I saw somewhere an enclosure someone was working on, but is Prusa working on one? What's the status on either?

I'd personally look at 3rd party enclosures.  I personally like the Sumo enclosure but there are quite a few options out there. 

https://3dsourcerer.com/pages/prusa-xl-sumo-enclosure

There are also some diy options on Printables as well.

From what I've seen it looks like they are going the route of that accordion at the bottom with a metal frame up top.  I don't care for what I've seen at all.  The accordion will block your view of the bottom of the print and from a visual standpoint looks bad imo.

https://www.reddit.com/r/prusa3d/comments/17pq1iw/xl_enclosure/

Posted : 12/02/2024 2:25 pm
Zappes
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RE: What's the status of an enclosure for the XL

What we've seen so far from Prusa does indeed look absolutely horrible - I really hope that they will come up with something less ugly before the thing is released...

The Sumo enclosure looks rather nice, though. I could imagine myself buying one of those if there was an optional add-on to put the spools in a sealed box on top of the printer. I really don't want to let my spools out in the open.

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Posted : 12/02/2024 2:50 pm
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monkfe
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RE: What's the status of an enclosure for the XL

Guess I'll wait till Prusa comes out with their finished product before I decide which way to go...

Posted by: @brian-12

 

Posted by: @monkfe

I saw somewhere an enclosure someone was working on, but is Prusa working on one? What's the status on either?

I'd personally look at 3rd party enclosures.  I personally like the Sumo enclosure but there are quite a few options out there. 

https://3dsourcerer.com/pages/prusa-xl-sumo-enclosure

There are also some diy options on Printables as well.

From what I've seen it looks like they are going the route of that accordion at the bottom with a metal frame up top.  I don't care for what I've seen at all.  The accordion will block your view of the bottom of the print and from a visual standpoint looks bad imo.

https://www.reddit.com/r/prusa3d/comments/17pq1iw/xl_enclosure/

 

Posted : 22/02/2024 4:07 pm
tg73
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I'm happily using this:

https://www.printables.com/model/610843-enxlosure-minimalist-and-printable-prusa-xl-enclos

I bought the hardware/acrylic kit from AliExpress (see link in description), which gets my thumbs-up.

I like the look of the Sumo in theory, but a) it adds quite a bit of height above what the printer needs (this was mentioned as a design choice somewhere on socials) and so would not fit in the space I have available; and b) from update posts on socials, it looks to have been developed around a 1-tool machine. There are maintenance and operating procedures that apply only to multi-tool machines, and I'm not sure of the Sumo gives good access for that (eg, reaching in and manually grabbing tools for easy nozzle change etc).

Posted : 23/02/2024 1:32 pm
Brian
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RE: What's the status of an enclosure for the XL

FYI. The top easily lifts off the sumo.  Access problem solved.

Posted : 23/02/2024 2:52 pm
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