IKEA Lack Offset Enclosure brackets for larger printers (E12 etc)
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In my quest to house a larger printer such as the Anet E12 or E16, CR10, it has become apparent they don't fit into a standard IKEA Lack format enclosure due to the larger bed and amount of travel. I've started experimenting with some offset supports which move the legs outwards front and rear, around their own diameter (Yeah, I know they're square profile)
The mounts are designed to be compatible with my system used on my IKEA Lack project, which allows power to the enclosure cover through spring pins in the legs. (See https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2968367 ).
Having designed a Lack enclosure system for my Anet A6, I thought it would be a simple job to repeat the process for my E12. How wrong could I possibly be? The E12 footprint is larger than the standard IKEA Lack table dimensions of 550mm square. The printer itself fits quite happily onto the table but the large bed means it needs a theoretical minimum of 600mm plus a bit of clearance for the bed electrical supply plug. Width-wise, the printer will still fit inside the standard Lack so I didn't want to go down the route of a larger IKEA table due to cost and space.
The design gives an additional 102mm of length in the "Y" axis direction. The actual clearance inside from the 4mm perspex or plexiglass inner surfaces is 625mm in the "Y" dimension and 523mm in the "X" dimension. The offsets and leg adaptors add around 175mm to the 400mm standard enclosure height to give 575mm overall enclosure height with a standard set of Lack legs.
The design uses the previous facility of supplying electrical connections to the enclosure lid via pogo pins modelled into the leg adaptors. This allows the cover to be removed easily without having to disconnect and reconnect electrical plugs. The design is compatible with the other adaptors in the design such as leg extensions, joiners and granite slab spacers.
To print a complete set of parts for the offset enclosure (To clarify, this is the area from the IKEA Lack table top the printer sits upon- to the top of the enclosure formed by a 2nd Lack table top), you will need one of each component excluding the granite block spacers. If you are using a piece of granite or tile, you will also need 1 left hand and one right hand granite spacer and two of the rear universal spacers. A total of 16 components. If you require a taller enclosure, you will also need leg joiners or taller leg extensions from the Lack enclosure project (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2968367). If using the longer extensions, (These are the pieces which fit onto the bottom of each leg of the enclosure cover), these will substitute the 40mm ones on this project. ie. You will still have a total of 16 components unless you wish to join legs together to make a taller enclosure. The leg joiners can be found here. (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3303906). You will need a set of four.
- 3D file format: STL
- Publication date: 2020/02/20 at 00:50
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