Questions & Answers

Make your choice

Wall mounted or free stand filtering kit

Delivery

Colissimo 48h to 72h after expedition

Printing

Pinting your filterbox while we are delivering

Assemble and Go !

Assembly takes 30 minutes then you will be protected

In general

How Alveo3D kits work ?

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

3D printers are they really polluting ?

When filaments are heated and melt, they emit Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nanoparticles.  Your environment can be impacted by many factors. Small spaces and poorly ventilated faster pollutants will exceed established thresholds. Nanoparticles can go inside blood and cause critical neurological and cardiovascular diseases… VOCs can be toxics and carcinogen. 

Alveo3D kits

What is inside the kit ?

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

You will find assembly instruction, 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 enclosure. The free stand is made for airtight enclosure and can help youu to print with higher temperature.

Does Alveo3D kits are noisy ?

Our design force you to use kits inside your enclosure to reduce the noise and that way noise is very reasonable in an office or a living room. We mesured 51dB with 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 th Alveo3D kits already has a conenctor to be pluged with the V2 controller. You will need to connect them together and move the jumper on the V1 board.

Where 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 confirmation purchase email.

What is the format of the printing files ?

They are in STL format.

How many parts in our kits ?

alveoONE-R filterbox is composed of 5 parts only.

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

How long do I need to print all parts ?

With our recommended settings, we can print all parts of alveoONE-R in 34 hours and 40 hours for alveoONE.

What printing materials do we recomand ?

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

What printing settings we recommend ?

We recommend to print with 150 microns accuracy and a 0.4mm nozzle size. 

Filter

How effective is the filter P3D ?

Our filter follows the norm EN-1822, that guarantee 99,95% filtering efficiency for the nanoparticles. But the global efficiency depends on other factors 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, HEPA H13 pleated filter and activated carbon granules in a honeycomb structure.

Does the filter reduce odors during printing ?

Yes, our filter P3D reduces odors from printing and we are developing filter even more effective for odors.

How long is the filter P3D lifetime ?

The filter lifetime is very variable, it depends on filament types, nozzle temperature, humidity, airflow speed … According to our tests, we recommend you to 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 enclosures. You just need to check the place needed for the filter and make sure it will not disturb the functioning of the printer.

Does my enclosure must 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 be the panel to mount alveoONE ?

Wall mounted can be mount on 2 to 11 mm panel. You could mount alveoONE on thicker panels with longer screws.

What are the overall dimmensions ?

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

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

How does filter affect the temperature inside the enclosure ?

In order to reach the best efficiency, we choose the fan specifications based on air flow speed, flow velocity to ensure to treat the volume of air in the enclosure under 2 minutes. ( enclosure size reference: 600 x 600 x 600mm)

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

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

With an Alveo3D kit, you will get a filter designed for 3D printers needs. We don’t use filter cartridge 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 filter P3D in filterbox I designed myself ?

Yes you can, just remember 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.