HotBox - 3D Printer Enclosure
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)
- Anycubic i3 Mega/Mega S
- AnyCubic Kobra Neo
- Biqu B1
- CR-10 mini (using printable foot extender)
- CR-6 SE (if you remove the handle)
- Ender 2
- - Ender 2 Pro
- Ender 3
- Ender 3 Pro
- Ender 3 Pro V2
- Ender 3 S1 Pro (with printable parts)
- Geeetech A10
- Lulzbot Mini 2
- Monoprice Maker Select V2
- Prusa Mini
- Prusa MK2
- Prusa MK3
- Prusa MK3S
- - Prusa MK4
- - Rat Rig V-Minion
- Snapmaker A150
- - Voxelab Aquila
See the HotBox in action, check out our HotBox YouTube Playlist
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 (two LR44 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 a 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 (two LR44 batteries not included)
- - Passage with cover for user-added aspiration and air filtering
- - Folds up flat, is easy to store and transport
- - 2 sets of loops to hold a LED light bar
Product size: 580mm wide x 580mm deep x 490mm tall, 22.8” wide x 22.8” deep x 19.3” tall
Product weight: 3.1 kg, 6.8 lbs
While this is for the P1P, they said it would "work" for the P1S. And while it does, I whish there were some considerations for a P1P or P1S with an enclosure and a door. Maybe even matching notches on the top that mirror the top for a cabinet like in my pic. I do like it, but whish it were a little better to accommodate both the P1P and P1S.
My unit came with damage when it was delivered and took a little longer than expected to get delivered. The zipper and fabric at the top of the enclosure was not correctly and so with repeated use of that zipper it will likely tear all the way in the future. I do like the design of the front door and the side opening on the unit. All of the openings still align where they should.
I have purchased 3 Wham Bam hot boxes for my Prusa printers. The first one which I have had for approximately 2 years, has started to come apart near the front left corner. It also had some kind of glue splatters on the viewing window right out of the box. It took several days of cleaning/scrubbing with Goo-Gone to remove most of it.
One unit has a black Velcro patch in the front, top underside, (for your fire suppression device) where on the other two units, this patch is missing. It would have been nice to have it on the other 2.
I do see some minor inconsistencies like the location of the LED light elastic bands on the inside front panel from unit to unit.
Despite the items listed above, they do function as advertised. This is my totally honest review of your product.
Would I buy another unit? Yes I would. They are the best unit in its class.
I have done a couple of Asa prints so far and this hot box made printing Asa so much easier. Chamber temp got up to 40 degrees C. The ease of removal is also something that I think is a plus. Only thing I don’t like is the top piece the supports the ams doesn’t seem to extend to the edges of the printer so one edges hangs a little lower than the other.
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.