Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Full Monty

Here is a pic of my RepRap complete with heated chamber, acrylic door and filament spool holder. It's printing a grip section from one my Milestag guns.
At the bottom right you can see the hot air gun that I use to maintain the chamber temperature. I keep the machine in my garage and it struggles to get up to temperature with heat from the heated bed alone.


Igor said...

I wonder if you can create heated chamber with walls made of circulating heated air. This trick is often used to additional thermal insulation in northern countries when doors have to open quite often, e.g. shopping malls. Will give it a try once my reprap is finished.

Tony said...

@igor. That might work but I feel it would be energy inefficient to implement.