Base cabinet for my Snapmaker 2.0 A350

After a short time, a lot of material collects around the Snapmaker: tools, screws, mounting parts, filament rolls, wooden plates for calibrating the laser and the CNC, isopropanol alcohol and much more. If the Snapmaker is in the apartment, trouble is quickly pre-programmed. That’s why I built a base cabinet for the Snapmaker.

In this cabinet, of course, all material and accessories should have space. In addition, I wanted to accommodate the vacuum cleaner for the CNC setup. Finally, there should also be an emergency stop switch. For the different building plates I thought of something very special.

The base cabinet has 5 drawers in the front left. 2 Filement and material drawers below. Then 2 tool drawers. At the top is a work platform on which, for example, the 3D printing plate can be cleaned.




At the back there is a large drawer on which vacuum cleaner is attached. This is led to the outside with a hose and osVAC connectors.



Thingiverse: Part1, Part2

Via hose couplings the suction device of the CNC equipment can be connected



Thingiverse: Part1, Part2, Video in action

To exhaust the fumes during laser work, I built a window connector and made a hose connection




Everything together finds place in the vacuum cleaner drawer


The building plates and the Snapmaker modules are stored in the front right drawer. Each building platform finds its own place on its own shelf and can be easily removed. The individual floors are kept closed or open by a gas pressure damper.





The emergency stop switch is mounted on the front panel. With the switch next to it, the vacuum cleaner can be switched on and off.

The construction plans I have created with SketchUp:


Snapmaker Unterschrank V2.zip (337.6 KB)
If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Absolutely ingenious!!! I may very well do something similar.
Maybe I’ll start with an IKEA cabinet and modify it to suit.
jgb

Thanks for your nice reply, @jgb

Are you running the vacuum with the door closed?
If, so where is it exhausting to?

-S

yes, @sdj544, the vacuum cleaner runs with the door closed. That dampens the noise somewhat. In the bottom of the vacuum cleaner drawer and in the bottom of the cabinet are drilled holes with a diameter of 40 mm. Through them, the air can escape down.

That’s what I figured. Just couldn’t tell.
Beautiful work!

-S

Excellent work @spitzlbergerj. I was actually just talking with a colleague today about how to make my own cabinet and this one definitely gives me some good ideas, thanks.

Love that build plate draw with the gas struts

That looks great. You obviously put a lot of thought into the design and have skill for the build. Very nicely done. Now I want one like it.

Great work and thank you for your unique thoughts.

Thank you for your tremendous support for Snapmaker.

Best regards
Edwin

@dwvaughn, @buzzplop, @edudavidne, @Edwin,
thank you very much for your very nice answers.
Yes, I have thought long and searched for an optimal solution in the smallest space. In the process, I have succeeded in many things. The gas struts are a gimmick. I just wanted to try it out. Now I realize that it works perfectly. The height of the compartments also fits super. For example, even two CNC plates fit on top of each other in one compartment.
After several days of use, I have only one point that I should perhaps have built differently. The top drawer is the work surface, e.g. for cleaning the 3D printing plate. For this I need the spatula, which is currently in the drawer underneath. But I can’t get to it easily when the plate is open and the 3D printing plate is already on it. So the spatula must be in the third drawer or else the worktop would have belonged in a different place.
Overall, however, I am still thrilled myself. Everything works as intended.
Thanks again for your feedback!
Josef

I looked at IKEA and nothing comes close to a cabinet base that I could modify.
So I guess I have to design one from scratch, and use yours as a basis.
But not until fall at the earliest.

I noticed you use Sketchup. So do I, many years now.
What is your experience in getting SU to print with a Snapmaker?
What intermediary apps do you use to convert a .SKP to a file Snapmaker can use?
What limitations have you found in using SU as a design app? Most modellers use Fusion 360 but I do not want to go there and learn a different way.
But I am stuck with SU 2015 due to a system limitation on my computer.

Hi,

yes, I use Sketchup, but only for my woodwork. Here the functionality is excellent and plans are quickly created and evaluated.

For 3D models I tried Sketchup at first, but then very quickly stopped using it. The old free version that I use lacks one or two features that I need.

Instead, I use FreeCAD and am very satisfied with it. I have learned freeCAD through some youtube videos. Here are some very good learning videos from flowie’s corner https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGwIx_PzM_zE3FKhZRbygQ, which now also has some English language videos. After the first 5 or 6 videos I was already very familiar with freecad. So that goes very quickly

I hope this is helpful for you.

Many greetings

Sepp

Wow… you really nailed it ! Snapmaker should hire you. My compliments.

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Hi Sepp,

Thank you for your talented work. I will PM you later.

Many thanks to your support to Snapmaker company.

Cheers
Edwin