FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What size is KappaKit?
The standard size is 19,7x 19,7x19,7 inches (internal size: 19.69 x 19.09 x 19 inches). You can perfect your order by filling in the form above and choose the size of KappaKit depending on your 3D printer model.
How many openings does KappaKit have?
It has an opening on each side that allows you to replace the filament or access the printer for any other operation.
Will be there a hole or notch for other cables (like a networkcable and/or an external filament)?
Yes, on demand we can make a hole or notch for other cables (like a networkcable and/or an external filament).
If you need more holes, it will be necessary to add an extra contribution.
How do you prevent depression?
The fan causes only a small depression, because KappaKit is not airtight: the lower part of KappaKit is opened, in this way the fan produces a small air flow moving from down to up. In order to increase this air flow, you just need to raise up a little bit KappaKit.
We will provide you a 3D model of some supports that can be used to raise up KappaKit.
Maybe would it be better to blow the clean air into the housing to keep the temperature stable?
Yes in some cases, but not in others; it depends on several factors: structure of your 3D printer, type of filament material you use, etc.
Inside KappaKit you can control the temperature: by changing the height of some supports put at the four
corners of KappaKit (very soon we will release an stl file for printing them) you can increase or reduce the clean air flow coming in and consequently stabilize the temperature.
Can the fan speed be regulated by a motor control or something similar?
Yes, we have decided to use a 12V fan powered by the same power supply that powers LEDs. In this way it is easier to find or to build by yourself a speed regulator. For example you can use Arduino (or Raspberry, or Beaglebone, etc) together with a temperature sensor, to control the fan speed according to the temperature feedback you get.