Given the emissions that 3d printing gives off (ABS = styrene and other chemicals, PLA give some off, etc), what options are there to filter the air in the enclosure other than venting the air out of a window?
More information on the chemicals 3d printing emit:
It looks like activated carbon filters would be a strong performer for ABS (styrene) and PLA (lactide):
Are there better filtering materials or processes for filtering the air in an enclosure?
Here's an example filter setup:
- This fan mount: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:780001
- 60mm fans and this filter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XNI5SY4/ref=s9_simh_gw_g201_i5_r
- And sandwich the filter on the fan using this fan grill: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11906
Tap Plastics is a place that will make a VERY inexpensive “fume hood” to your exact specifications. Simply give them your measurements for the rectangular 3d printer enclosure w/a few holes at it’s base and make sure to designe the top of it w/a vent to place an activated carbon filter of your choice.