Ultimaker Original side enclosure mount

Simple way to mount acrylic windows using magnets to close the sides of the UMO Ported from Thinginverse :-)

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Description

As I mounted my new fan duct made of aluminum sheet metal onto my
Ultimaker, I found the chance of closing the sides of it with simply
adding two sheets of acrylic.

BUT: How to mount...?? Screw?? No... Glue? No... Magnets? YEEEAAAA



So I designed this simple brackets to glue in the edges of the plywood
frame. Each of it holds a small D=3mm s=1mm neodym magnet in place while a
counter magnet is glued onto the acrylic window.

HowTo:


- Buy small 3mm diameter, 1mm high neodym magnets at ebay. While waiting to arrive...
- Cut two sheets of acrylic to fit into the frame
- Print two sets of the mounting brackets
- Push the magnets (as they arrived) into the hole in the print (a bit tight, so push hard...)
- Put the counter magnet in it's place on top of the other, it should be well aligned with the surface of the bracket
- Glue the brackets in each corner of the frame
- Put a small amount of cyan acrylate onto each magnet
- Place the windows in its place and wait until the CA is hard
- Enjoy a closed UMO :-)

Materials and methods

- 16x neodym magnet D=3mm s=1mm
- 2x acrylic sheets the size of the windows

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Comments

A1dee076298ce2808c2208fb395f52c5?default=blank&size=40Curven added this to the UMO upgrade collection ago
Mini rZeno commented ago

Mhm maybe it will improve the ABS printing ;), ill try it.

9dafe952d1fa5d6723364a50fbfa0865?default=blank&size=40cyberjoke added this to the umo collection ago
Mini photo 18366drayson published this design ago