A few days ago, Prusa released their first enclosure for their Prusa Mk3s printer!
In the article below we will look at the Prusa enclosure features and we will compare it to the Prusabox.
A few words as disclaimer… Since their enclosure won’t be available before a couple months, we will only base our comparision on infos and pictures found on their website.
As we are the designer of the Prusabox enclosure you could say we are biased (and we obviously are, you should always make up your own mind) but we’ll try to remain as factual as possible to give the fairest comparision possible!
On the Prusabox we designed a first control panel with Prusa panel that’s can also hold a Raspberry PI or a control panel.
And we designed also a large modular control system that allows users to make it as customizable as you need it to be. Prusabox evolves with your needs 🙂
We know from experience you can’t always access everything from one side only, so for easy and total access of your printer, Prusabox has a 5 doors design!
Community & support:
Yet our small community is thriving with very active members that support each others and invent new mods almost every weeks!
Plus we try to provide the best support we can so feel free to shoot us an email or a message on facebook we’ll be in touch asap 🙂
in our Facebook community
Prusa 3d announced a few mods to come like RFID readers and smart controls.
As of today they provide optional mods for a fee – some might say a pricey one: advance filtration system, mechanical locks, fire suppression system, PSU quick release cable and LED light.
With our always evolving mod catalog from our lead designer Julien as well as our incredible community that have embrace the enclosure, inspiring us more mods and creating their own!
And all the mods made by our Community:
Prusabox stars at only 239,50€ (+66€ for printed parts) and 377,40€ for a full kit including printed parts, LED strips, filters, fans and damper feets.
* we have not included shipping because it’s always different from one country to another
Let’s Sum Up!
Why choose original Prusa enclosure:
Most of them are included in the Prusabox and with our never ending design, we have a lot more mods that you can print and adapt to your own use cases.
Because of the cost, original Prusa enclosures seems to be mainly targeted at companies or people who don’t need a high level of modularity, and just want to enjoy a nice 3d printing experience.
In fact Original Prusa enclosure with all option cost double of Prusabox but it requires less printing (if you don’t order parts from Printer-box).
Why choose the Prusabox:
Total price should be the half of the Original Prusa enclosure.
One last word from the Printerbox team:
We hope this article will help you make the best choice for your enclosure kit, feel free to add any comments or suggestions and in the meantime if you want to know more about our on enclosure, click below: