SLAVE – Simple Lighting And Ventilation Enhancement for Enclosed BL printers

SLAVE – Simple Lighting And Ventilation Enhancement for Enclosed BL printers


Print Profile(1)

X1 Carbon

0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 15% infill
0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 15% infill
27.8 h
6 plates



SLAVE (Simple lighting and ventilation) for enclosed BL’s


This is a Simple Lighting and Ventilation Enhancement (SLAVE) for my X1C. I have used the original one for a few months with great results; this is my second version, incorporating minor enhancements. It is heavily inspired by many other such devices available in the community (search for “raiser”). I would imagine that it works with P1P, P1S, etc. but I have not tried those printers.


The SLAVE uses my favorite circular LED lamp (Details below) but it cause many such ones that can sit on top of the support. I tried using LED strips instead of(since the time I had the LACK enclosure on my MK3S) but they tended to fall off into the enclosure.


The circular lamp I have used for over a year is still available for $12 on Amazon; it provides good light distribution, it is dimmable, 5-Volt USB power, and selectable color-temperatures. (Search for 10" Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand & Phone Holder).


STEP files are provided for modification and remixing.


About the SLAVE


  • It’s SIMPLE. No fancy profiles, no electrical installs, no extra connections, no switches or indicators;
  • It uses ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPORTS to print;
  • Unmodified printing parameters except an extra wall or two: Generic filament (I used Inland and BL PETG Basic – ran out while printing this second print), 15% infill, .2mm layer, giroid or cubic adaptive. Brims are up to you and your printer. I used very wide brims out of caution for large pieces warping (yes, even PETG can warp in an X1C). I also used 4 walls, mostly out of habit;
  • It SNAPS TOGETHER without any screws, just pressure (I used .2 and .25mm clearances). I used a dab of crazy glue to fix the pins used to move the screen, but they should just snap in;
  • It’s printed in PETG. I tried to use ABS and ASA but it warps (X1C’s chamber temperature controls are a joke, and large pieces in ABS or ASA create a lot of thermal stress). Also, 70F temperature tolerance from PETG is more than enough for temperatures in my X1C chamber;
  • It prints at 100% speeds in plates that, even when heavily stocked with pieces, take under 5 hours to print each (4 hours using .6 nozzle). It will still take you a couple days to print all pieces: the darn thing is large because the X1C is large;
  • The lamp support looks gnarly, but it works well and requires no modification to the lamp;
  • Low profile. It adds less than 50mm (2 inches) between a vanilla AMS and vanilla X1C. Why low profile? Because anything that raises the center of gravity of the printer + AMS tower is probably a bad idea, considering the vibrations they naturally produce. I used just enough space to put the light inside, and a little clearances for the PFTE tube never to have a reason to interact with the lamp.


The STEP file is included: mix, commercial use allowed. As a matter of copyright (but mostly for courtesy) attribution of the source of the design is requested. And don’t forget to share your enhancements with others.

Documentation (1)

Assembly Guide (1)
SLAVE – Simple lighting and ventilation for enclosed BL’s_5bcffee3-09ab-4b98-8cc4-6990552da332.pdf

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0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 15% infill
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