If you want to print ABS, Nylon, PC, and other high-temperature filaments, an enclosure is one of the best upgrades for your machine. The Wham Bam HotBox is a lightweight, easy-to-assemble, and easy-to-fold-away solution!
Designed to fit many small 3D printers with enough room for a desk-mounted spool holder or tool holder alongside your machine. The internal measurements are 568mm x 568mm x 484mm, 21.2" x 21.2" x 19" and has already been confirmed to fit:
AnkerMake M5 (using desktop spool holder, see photo)
The HotBox is made of high-grade Nylon 600D fabric with fire-resistant coating and lined with a metallic heat-deflecting internal liner that sandwiches around a strong, lightweight honeycomb insulating structure.
The front panel has a large clear window for maximum visibility and easily lifts up for full access to your printer. A velcro retaining strip is on top to keep the panel open while working.
The top panel has an access door for spool holder passage and for the vacuum tube, and a built-in thermometer (twoLR44 batteries not included).
Lightweight semi-rigid construction
Excellent insulating properties
3 cable exits, one each on the left, right, and back panels
A large, transparent front window
Large opening for front access
Door for pass-through top-mounted spool holder
9 metal lined filament passage holes, 5 on the back panel, 2 on the top panel including one for direct drive printers, and one each on the left and right panels
9 plugs to fill filament holes when not in use
Built-in thermometer (twoLR44 batteries not included)
Passage with cover for user-added aspiration and air filtering
It's good, really helped me print ABS and ASA. The panels feel high quality and the included temperature sensor is a nice touch.
My one criticism is the zips don't feel massively sturdy, so I would avoid it if you going to be taking this apart and putting it back together a lot. I can't see any complaints online, so maybe it's not an issue.
Something to look into for a V2 WhamBam.
I have 6 of these.
I have 6 of these. They’re the best option for 3D printer enclosures. I have 3 acrylic enclosures from another company, and while I like how rigid and clear they are, they were just not worth the $300 and 3 hours of assembly. These Wham Bam hot boxes are so much cheaper and “assemble” in 10 seconds. Plus I’m pretty sure they do a better job of trapping heat anyways. And isn’t that the point of a printer enclosure?
The is a great enclosure. It's well made, has plenty of cut for passing through filaments and cables. Best of all, it collapses down so it can be stored away when not needed.
Great enclosure! Great versatility!
8/3/2023 Update: I received my Prusa MMU3 and set it up inside the hotbox. It's a little tight but it all works! My main complaint is that I wish there was a bigger velcro door on top to be able to access the MMU. The 2 little doors only allow for peeking at half of the top of the MMU. Maybe WhamBham can implement this feature in the future.
I was looking for a "bug out" enclosure so I could quickly and without hassle, grab the printer and enclosure and go. This met those needs perfectly. It folds up pretty flat and isn't heavy. Unplug a few cables from the printer, pull the printer and phone out, unzip the whambam and pack it up! The WhamBam hotbox was the only real option that I found that met this criteria. It holds heat well. Printing ASA, I've measured the enclosure getting up to a max of 43c. It seems to have ports/cutouts everywhere you could possibly need them. My only complaint is I wish the thermostat was on the front instead of the top but I have one inside anyway so I can view via octoprint. I plan on adding an MMU to this setup so we'll see how it fits and functions.
I have 2, one on each of my X1C's. I have a P1P that doesn't get used much only because I need to get another WB for it. This is by far the best build surface I've used. Everything sticks, perfect first layers all the time, and I can get through 4 day prints without ever having to worry about any part of the print coming loose. I print all PLA at 62C on these and never have any issues.
This is for my second printer but I have used it on my previous one as well. I bought the single Wham because I already had a double Wham for my previous printer. That way, I can still start printing right away after removing prints from one of the plates. I followed the instructions to a T and haven’t had any issues. I really appreciate how much easier this makes my workflow for my printers.