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In general

How do Alveo3D kits work ?

Alveo3D kits are based on a filter adapted for 3D printing needs, which vacuums the polluted air in your enclosure in order to keep your environment as clean as possible.

Are 3D printers really polluting ?

When filaments are heated and melted, they emit Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nanoparticles.  Your environment can be impacted by many factors. Pollutants will exceed established thresholds in small spaces and poorly ventilated areas. Nanoparticles can go inside one’s blood and cause critical neurological and cardiovascular diseases… VOCs can be toxic and carcinogenic.

Alveo3D kits

What is inside the kit ?

They are composed of STL files to print, a high-pressure fan, an electronic board, the P3D filter, a power supply, sealing cords and screws.

You will find assembly instructions, a cutting template for the wall mounted kit type and get access to all STL updates.

What are the differences between our kits ?

The alveoONE kit is a wall mounted type for your enclosure.

The alveoONE-R kit is a free stand to place inside your enclosure.

Which one should you print ?

According to our design, the wall mounted type is much better for non-airtight enclosures. The free-standing kit is made for airtight enclosures and can help you print at a higher temperature.

Are Alveo3D kits noisy ?

Our design forces you to use kits inside your enclosure to reduce the noise, so that it become very reasonable in an office or a living room. We measured 51dB inside an enclosure for AlveoONE and about 48dB for AlveoONE-R.

Does the V2 controller board is compatible with Alveo3D kits ?

Yes, no modifications are required. The board in the Alveo3D kits already has a connector to be plugged into the V2 controller. You will need to connect them together and move the jumper on the V1 board.

Where do we build Alveo3D kits ?

Alveo3D kits are designed and packaged in France, in Chambéry.

Alveo3D filterbox

When and where can I download the files to print ?

You can directly download all files on our main page or you can wait to get a link in the purchase confirmation email.

What is 3D file format?

The most common file format used is the STL (Standard Tessellation Language). STL files represent the surface geometry of a 3D object using a collection of triangular facets. This format describes the 3D model in terms of its surface geometry rather than its solid structure

How many parts in our kits ?

The AlveoONE-R filterbox is composed of only 5 parts.

The AlveoONE filterbox is composed of 7 parts, including a cutting template to help you cut your panel on your enclosure.

For how long do I need to print all parts ?

With our recommended settings, you can print all parts of AlveoONE-R in 34 hours and AlveoONE in 40 hours for

What printing materials do we recommend ?

We used to print our filterbox with PLA, PET or ABS for the smallest parts.

What printing settings do we recommend ?

We recommend printing with 150-micron accuracy and a 0.4mm nozzle size.


How effective is the P3D filter ?

Our filter follows the EN-1822 norm, which guarantees 99.95% filtering efficiency for the nanoparticles. But the global efficiency depends on other factors such as sealing and airflow speed through the filter. That is why we work on both to optimize the sealing between surfaces and fan pressure.

What is it made of ?

There is a nylon grid to protect the HEPA surface during the assembly, a cardboard frame, an HEPA H13 pleated filter and activated carbon granules in a honeycomb structure.

Does the filter reduce odors during printing ?

Yes, our P3D filter reduces odors from printing and we are developing filters that are even more effective at reducing odors.

How long is the lifetime of our P3D filter ?

The filter lifetime is very variable, it depends on filament types, nozzle temperature, humidity, airflow speed … According to our tests, we recommend you replace the filter every 3 months for very intensive use or every 6 months for occasional printers.

3D printer enclosures

On what type of enclosure could I install alveo3D kits ?

You can install our alveo3D kit on every kind of enclosure. You just need to check the space needed for the filter and make sure it will not disturb the functioning of the printer.

Does my enclosure have to be fully airtight to make sure the filter will work ?

AlveoONE kit: it is necessary to have air flow to let the filter work. Your enclosure must have some air intake. In order to maximize the filtering efficiency, we recommend having an intake air surface slightly inferior to the filter surface.


AlveoONE-R kit: in order to have the most efficient recycling effect, you must have an airtight enclosure.

How thick can the panel be to mount alveoONE ?

Wall mounted enclosures can be built on 2 to 11 mm panels. You could mount AlveoONE on thicker panels with longer screws.

What are the overall dimensions ?

Overall dimensions are 152mm*134mm with a thickness of 70mm (inside the enclosure). The thickness is based on a panel of 5 mm.

The thickness dimension will depend on your panel width. For a panel of 10mm, the filterbox width is about 65mm.

How does the filter affect the temperature inside the enclosure ?

In order to achieve the best efficiency, we choose the fan specifications based on air flow speed and flow velocity to ensure that the volume of air in the enclosure is treated within 2 minutes. (enclosure size reference: 600 x 600 x 600mm)

In our test room the temperature is about 20°C and inside our 3D printing chamber it is about 28°C with the wall mounted kit type when we print with a nozzle temperature of 240°C and a heatbed of 90°C. With the free-standing kit type we reach 350C inside the enclosure, there are no air leaks with similar printing settings.

Why use a filtering kit for enclosures more than a vacuuming system ?

With an Alveo3D kit, you will get a filter designed for 3D printers needs. We don’t use filter cartridges from gas masks made for human breathing. You save your printhead from more constraints. We offer the most affordable filtering solution. Noise will be reduced in your enclosure.

Do it yourself

Can I use your P3D filter in the filterbox I designed myself ?

Yes, you can, just remember that the filter efficiency is based on many factors such as air flow speed and sealing, if you have some air leaks you will miss nanoparticles and gases. We made many tests to find the best combinations to provide the best efficiency, we advise you to think about the global filterbox design. Otherwise, the HEPA filter efficiency could be altered.