Jul 032017

Weekend project 3D printer enclosure. Main concern was controlling noise. Total cost was somewhere around $150 USD.


Designed to be cut from a single 4×8 sheet of 3/4 material. I chose Melamine because it already has a durable finish and is easy to clean. Plans and materials list included below.

I already had fasteners, cable management, power strips, raspberry pi, webcam. This is based on what I had or was able to pick up locally. I’m closest to a Home Depot, so that’s where I went.


Have a single 120mm fan for ventilation, 3d printed fan grills from thingiverse, and printed an aperture door to restrict airflow when retaining heat.

The LED light strips run off a 12v transformer. I cut an extension and soldered on a fan connector for the 120mm fan.

Cabinet Materials:
1x Melamine White Panel 3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.
1x 3/4 in. x 25 ft. White Iron On Edge Tape
4x 2 in. x 4 in. x 96 in. Premium Kiln-Dried Whitewood Stud
3x 1 in. x 2 in. x 6 ft. Select Kiln-Dried Square Edge Whitewood Board
1x .220 in. x 30 in. x 36 in. Clear Acrylic Sheet
3LF 7/16 in. x 1-1/4 in. Prefinished MDF Stop Moulding

Light & Fan Materials:
1x 12 in. (30 cm) Linkable Single Color Indoor LED Flexible Tape Light Kit (4 Strip Pack)
1x ARCTIC F12 – 120 mm Standard Low Noise Case Fan
120mm hex fan grill
120mm fan aperture door

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