Practically Invisible Front Cover (for UM2+/Extended)

The Practically Invisible Front Cover does not require any printer modifications. Buy any off the shelf acrylic sheet, and transform it into a front cover in half an hour. No laser cutter required.

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Description

If your printer does not have an acrylic cover, chances are you have considered it, but you do not have access to a laser cutter, and any existing solutions involved modifying the printer itself.

Well no more, the Practically Invisible Front Cover does not require any printer modifications. Buy any off the shelf acrylic sheet, and transform it into a front cover in half an hour. No laser cutter required.

What is this Black Magic?

The Practically Invisible Front Cover(tm) will preserve the clean look of your printer, and asks nothing more than a few seconds of your time to lock in the front cover whenever it is removed. This is done by attaching 4 swivel locks to the acrylic sheet itself, it's clean, it's easy, it's awesome.

What do I need to do, aside from printing the swivel locks (CH01)?

Use a hot solder to burn 4 holes into the acrylic sheet, it will only take a minute. 4 pages of very educational instructions included.

Inspiration

I am always inspired by the practical simplicity of IKEA furnitures that uses plastic mounts to lock things into place, and I have a feeling one of those IKEA things uses swivel locks.

Please post your makes

It helps me to improve further when you share your makes, and it helps people with measurements for their printers. The measurements provided by me is only applicable for Ultimaker 2 printers.

Materials and methods

Use a hot solder to burn 4 holes into the acrylic sheet, it will only take a minute. 4 pages of very educational instructions included.

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