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jodylanger
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Enclosure Table/Stand Brainstorm

With an Enclosure on order, I'm looking for ideas on what to put it on. I see that in a previous post here that the feet of the Enclosure are about 480mm x 530mm, so I'll need something at least that big on top. I've searched for  printer stands, side tables, and even kitchen islands, but have not landed on something that has a large enough top to it, or is way more money than I want to spend. Does anyone have any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions?

Posted : 27/11/2022 2:39 pm
GabrielK
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I put mine on IKEA LACK table. I used 2 of those to make it sturdier with 3d printed brackets. Everything is on caster wheels. 
here you have some photos
https://www.printables.com/model/320790-foot-for-foot-original-prusa-enclosure-table-mount

This post was modified 2 months ago by GabrielK
Posted : 02/12/2022 4:54 pm
René
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RE: Enclosure Table/Stand Brainstorm

Visit the IKEA site and search for BEKVÄM.

580x500 top and mobile.

 

Posted : 04/12/2022 9:28 am
vhubbard
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I used a 24" x 30",  610mm x 760mm,  table top.  Then screwed in some rubber grommets to match the spacing of the poles on the pole and wire metal shelving unit.  The grommets fit inside the poles to keep the lid from sliding around.  With weight on it,  it works well. 

table top example 24 x 30 inch

Shelf unit similar to this.   I switched out the poles for some longer ones.   But the shelves are 18 x 22.1" or  460mm x 560mm

It wobles a little as the printer moves in rapid, but I don't see any problems with the prints. 

A quick picutre, open picture to see full view. 

Enclosure table.

 

This post was modified 2 months ago by vhubbard
Posted : 05/12/2022 3:53 pm
jodylanger
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Enclosure Table/Stand Brainstorm

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I did end up going down the IKEA pathway, but I wanted additional storage for tools, filament, etc. so I purchased the IKEA KNOXHULT at 48" x 24" x 36 ".

United States IKEA Link

Posted : 07/12/2022 9:25 pm
JandLMak3rs
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RE: Enclosure Table/Stand Brainstorm

Not exactly a cheap option, I went with a Goliath workbench. Because it has metal legs and I can make tool attachment systems with magnets. It also has great wheels to move around if I need. When I get all my tools finally setup I might post a setup photo here. The enclosure nearly fills the top of the 2x3’ work surface. The printer alone had some space but the enclosure is a bit beastly. 

Posted : 10/01/2023 1:41 am
Canislupus
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RE: Enclosure Table/Stand Brainstorm

Well. I will also stay with Ikea: My solution will be a black Bror trolley. It comes with a metal frame on rolls. The trick is to put the enclosure sideways on it, which should be a nice fit leaving about 10cm spare (e.g. behind the enclosure). The front of the case will be operated from the short side of the trolley.

I will reposition the board in the middle so that 2 of my dry boxes with 5-6 spools inside each will fit in the trolley (underneath the case) as well. I plan to use a magnetic MMU PTFE interface so that all filament work can happen outside the case. Nice side effect also is that the unused filament tube ends all can snap onto the metal frame of the trolley. Possibly I will replace the backside of the enclosure with a black metal plate so that the filament ends can also snap on the backside of the case.

Another hack will be to attach black Ikea Skadis pegboard plates to the sides of the trolley with lots of Prusa-Orange tools on it...

Posted : 13/01/2023 9:37 am
jodylanger
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Enclosure Table/Stand Brainstorm

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I ended up going with an IKEA KNOXHULT base cabinet with doors and drawer, which measures 48" x 24" x 36". I paid $185.91 USD out the door, but now it looks like it has gone up in price since then.

Not only does it have a large enough surface for the Enclosure, it also gives me a work surface next to it and storage for tools and filament below it. Note: the large door on the left houses a copy/printer/fax I use for work, which was an added bonus to be able to hide that as it's not very pleasing to look at.

Posted : 13/01/2023 9:04 pm
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