I wanted to build a full enclosure box to run the Glowforge as quietly as possible.
-20 dB noise reduction compared to Glowforge as shipped, 90 dB -> 70 dB
-48" Passthrough infeed and outfeed table
-ability to remove ends of enclosure box for cuts >48"
-ability to see print without opening box
-storage for Glowforge shipping box under enclosure box
-air inlet comprised of baffle box project (see earlier post)
-air outlet comprised of insulated drier vent in isolated compartment
-no issues with air circulation, or cooling so
-enclosure box made from 3 full sheets of 3/4" ply with woodworking tools, 2x4s for understructure
Cons of box:
-time to build
-necessary to seal air cracks to get full noise reduction
-heavy with 3/4" ply
-partial disassembly of box required to access Glowforge for repairs (none yet)
I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about this project.