My Snapmaker Modifications (Enclosure and More)


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So I have had my Snapmaker1.0 for a couple of months now and having read a lot of the forum and printing sample parts I have found that I needed some enhancements to my system to make it perform better. Some were from Thingiverse, and the rest are my design using Fusion360 and my Snapmaker… Enjoy the pictures and if you have any questions or want the STL’s give me a PM.

Using the Snapmaker Enclosure I left the base plate out so I can quickly lift the unit off to access the printer. Have a large Fan unit attached to back and then a whole lot more… Filament drying cabinet dry’s the filament to 28% relative humidity removing moisture. Less sizzle in the nozzle…

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INTERIOR LIGHTING: Standard LED Lights from Lowes: Black&Decker LEDUC9-3WK
LED Panels fit perfectly inside attached to the corner sections shown below. The included connectors connect them and then have the controller/power supply external. Purchased 2 sets to also have 1 LED upright to illuminate under the Printing Head. 3 LED’s on the top looking down and one on the right side by the door hinges. All cables tuck into the corners slots. Very clean and off the shelf.

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EXTERNAL SCREEN & FILAMENT SPOOL HOLDER:
2020 Aluminum Channel attached to the back top cross piece allows additional pieces to be attached at 45 deg angles for attachments.
Rear beam has the Snapmaker Spool Holder using standard 2020 T-Nuts allowing you to slide the spool up/down the beam and also across left/right to align its output into the enclosure. Spool resting on bearing supports off Thingiverse.
Front beam has my design screen holder with thumbscrew to allow the screen to be adjusted up/down and left/right.
Working on another attachment for the right side of the front beam to hold tools.

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INTERIOR FILAMENT ROLLER GUIDE:
Using 2020 Aluminum Channel I constructed a custom top mount for the Z-Axis with locking screw to adjust the cross beam left/right to align the Roller Guide to the spool inlet hole and the Roller Guide attached to the right side can be adjusted up/down. Roller guide has a tube clamp to hold the enclosure tube firmly. This make an extremely smooth filament guide system with very little friction. It’s so free that when the printing head goes back up the filament will actually go back out the back of the enclosure. I have the plastic enclosure tube bent upward outside between the spool outer rims so the filament will not unspool and get caught outside of the spool. I have had ZERO tangles. Using 2mm dia “U” Channel bearings to trap 1.75mm filament keeps it locked in while rolling freely. Printing Head can move all over and the downward angle keeps it moving freely.

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ALUMINUM HONEYCOMB SUPPORT PLATE (LASER CUTTING):
Found a supplier on Amazon that has special aluminum honeycomb support plates for laser cutting to protect the bottom plate. 4.9" x 4.9" x 1/4" thick with 1/4" Aluminum “U” Channel around the outer edge.
Can still use screws to lock down items thru honeycomb holes.

Enjoy…