By - raptor762x51
Yeah, don't do it unless you're printing some exotic materials.
If you print regular pla, petg, abs or tpu then don't put it in an enclosure. The print bed and the hotend will heat up the air in the chamber. The fans will blow hot air on the print and it will not give the walls enough time to cool down before the next layer. The heat will go up your heatbrake and melt the filament before it reaches the hot end and you'll clog it. The steppers will get hot and the one pushing the filament will melt it and not push it anymore. The motherboard and the stepper drivers will heat up and the power supply as well.
If you really want to do it then take out the power supply and the motherboard, use cable extensions and add exhaust fans to the enclosure. Also, if you have a bowden extruder you can mount it outside so it stays cool.
My enclosure was made out of Ikea lack tables with plywood walls and acrylic door. I still use it for my cnc mill but the printer stays out constantly
Yeah I'm planning on doing nylon with it so an enclosure is a must from my understanding
Alright then, most of the stuff I said are against using an enclosure coming from a background of using common plastics so not much of what I said, except taking out the electronics, is useful for your case. I'm sure that with a bit of research you can get a good setup for an enclosure for nylon. Good luck with the project and post something here when you get it done. Would love to learn more about it
You might have to check fosscad sub, as I know sometimes people in this one can get a little whiny about the type of printing I'm doing haha