I'm presently doing long-term planning for my FT-5 purchase, and am now looking into the best ways to fully-enclose the FT-5 for noise and fume control.
The enclosure panels must NOT be load-bearing: It should be easy (enough) to open/remove any side panel during a print without affecting the print. My present plan is for the panels to be hinged, closed against a soft foam gasket.
The external corner brackets complicate the issue: I'd really rather not try to cut and seal around them. Can they be eliminated? I'm hoping some combination of corner brackets would do the trick.
I'd also like a tightly sealed enclosure so I can experiment with heated-enclosure printing. It would have an adjustable air inlet to ensure fume exhaust doesn't remove too much heat.
I have a friend who did a minimal enclosure for his printer: He doesn't do ABS often, so he decided not to bother with a full enclosure. He only added top and bottom panels, then wrapped the printer in stretch packing wrap (Saran wrap) and using tape to seal around the top and bottom. Which was removed and discarded after each print.
I'm thinking this may be a good way to start.
What are your thoughts on FT-5 enclosure options? (Factors, methods, considerations, etc.)