The purpose of a housing is to keep the 3D printer insulated, protecting it from dust and, at the same time, keeping the indoor temperature constant. A photo store is an inexpensive and efficient way to do both. In short, a 3D printer housing increases material compatibility, print quality, and ease of use of the printer. Even though resin 3D printers come with a housing, you need a separate space to store printers, resin bottles, and prints, such as 3D printed miniatures.
Depending on the material you want to use and the conditions of the room in which the printer is located, this can cause serious problems during printing or even make it impossible. This DIY 3D printer cabinet and standing desk from Morley Kert is a great choice for printers that have significant build volumes, but can be scaled down to fit your machine. In addition, most cabinets will have an option to feed the external filament, which will allow combinations such as a filament dryer, an additional cabinet, and a 3D printer to work and succeed in prints simultaneously. As an approximate range, a temperature between 30 and 60 degrees Celsius is the appropriate range for FDM 3D printer cabinets.
It's important to note that some “closed” 3D printers actually have open covers, which makes them much more similar to open 3D printers. It also helps maintain a constant temperature around the 3D printer, which is important to prevent deformation of filaments at high temperature. Apart from that, the IKEA PAX case is an easy, fast and economical solution for enclosing many 3D printers at once. If you want a fully customized 3D printer housing for your 3D printer model and your specific needs, you'll need to make your own.
Enclosures come in many different sizes and are usually transparent or have an opening to observe the print as the 3D printer creates an object. A 3D printer housing is not strictly necessary, but it can be beneficial in terms of safety and maintaining optimal printing conditions. You'll need to 3D print some media, get your hands on some acrylic and assemble some IKEA furniture, but this option is easy, tidy and fits many of the most popular printers on the market. If you've been interested in 3D printing for some time, you've probably already seen ideas like this IKEA 3D printer case from BaldguyDIY.