Anycubic Photon Filtration System

Introduction: Anycubic Photon Filtration System

Engineerable on YouTube posted a video a while ago on his filtration system for his anycubic photon. Today I am going to show you my remix of it. This has not been tested due to it's location and me needing to fix up the location first before I go ahead and use it but I have talked to many industry experts on this subject and I fail to understand how this would not work because I have went ahead and did above and beyond their suggestions.

I have a Anycubic Photon Zero. This printer does not have any ability whatsoever without cutting holes in it for adding a ventilation system. So I went ahead and figured out a way for this printer to print without the hood on it inside a server rack that is being filtered.

The filter I used is the same filter engineerable used in his video but I have the 4" version which means that it is meant to be mounted to a 4" duct. Not only that mine is a lot smaller than his which means that mine will probably wear out quicker as well.

This enclosure is designed to be used indoors and to be filtrated enough it will be odorless for around a year.

Enjoy!

Supplies

You will need the following supplies.

  1. Green house filter for a 4" duct. ($30)
  2. A server rack with minimally space for 2 * 120mm fans on the top or sides of it. Not only that it has to be large enough to hold the printer. ($200)
  3. Three fan mount prints for 4" duct.($0)
  4. 4" ducting and three ties for the ducting.($20)
  5. Duct tape. ($5)
  6. ATX 24v psu. ($10)

Step 1: the Server Rack

  1. Assemble the server rack that fits your printer. It must contain enough space for a 12" diameter filter as well.
  2. Cover up any holes that could leak air with duct tape. You don't want air to escape. Make sure power cables and go through the duct tape.
  3. Put the 120mm fans onto the rack with two mounts on top and one mount underneath. Make sure that they are functioning as one being a inlet and the other being an outlet by looking at the blades. The fans should only be able to blow air one way properly.
  4. Connect the fans together with ducts on top with help from the steel ties.
  5. Connect the filter to the bottom ducting mount with a piece of ducting and a tie. Doesn't matter if the filter is being attached to a inlet or a outlet.

Step 2: Power

  1. Stick the psu onto the box with double sided sticky tape. DO NOT HAVE ANY METAL FROM THE PSU OR COPPER FROM THE WIRES TOUCHING THE ENCLOSURE FOR THAT WOULD BE ASKING FOR TROUBLE!
  2. Connect positive outputs from the psu to a on off switch.
  3. Connect the output from the on off switch to positive on the fan.
  4. Connect ground to ground on the psu.
  5. Splice a power cable and connect it to the appropriate places on the psu based on the color of the wires.
  6. Test to make sure it works.

Step 3: Conclusion!

In order to use the filtration system you must print without the hood on the printer. Or just use the fume hood and take it off after you are done printing and wait ten or twenty minutes for the fumes to dissipate. This is only with the anycubic photon zero. Another printer may not need this. The filtration system only works with the power on obviously.

This should theoretically last a long time without much need for maintenance. The filters don't last forever though so make sure to replace them as needed. They wear out with use.

I hope you enjoyed this instructable and to let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks!

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