Need a fume exhaust port on your 3D printer? Here’s how to make one.

3D printers produce fumes and ultra fine particles.

Brent Richardson, benevolent overload at the new maker space for kids at the Children’s Museum of Houston, shows how he created a fume exhaust port for the Replicator 3D printer the kids will be using.

We like to tout the modular design of Sentry Air products.

In this case, a component used in many of our products, a collar with pre-drilled holes, was a perfect partner to his maker energy.

YOU’LL NEED: drill, riveter, marker, measuring tools, rivets, drill bit

Sentry Air collar used as template when making fume exhaust port for 3D printer.

1. Use the collar as a template to mark its hole pattern on the transparent side panel you removed from the Replicator.

Sentry Air collar, rivet, drill bit and Replicator side panel on workbench.

2. Select a drill bit appropriate for the rivets you will use.

Benevolent overload of the Maker Annex of the Children's Museum of Houston drills into the Replicator's side panel.

3. Drill the hole pattern you marked on the printer side panel.

Riveting  the Sentry Air collar to the transparent side panel.

4. Rivet the collar to the transparent side panel – a sub-assembly!

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