Simple fix for better cooling

Shelton
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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby Shelton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:50 am

E3printable please check last setup about cooling angle... I'm not sure that is too high right now and air flow is a lttile bit higher than surface... but it could be subjective feeling.

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby E3printable » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:51 am

Shelton wrote:One more:
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Nifty mod you have there with the cooling of the stepper. Did you connect it to the 12V outlets on the board in the back?

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby E3printable » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:52 am

Shelton wrote:E3printable please check last setup about cooling angle... I'm not sure that is too high right now and air flow is a lttile bit higher than surface... but it could be subjective feeling.


I have tested this with some small details in PLA with lid on, and it works :)
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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby Shelton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:56 am

I'm working now with PETG and this material always give weird surfaces... you have a bad feeling that is overheated all time ;)

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby Shelton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:35 pm

I was made the double check. Is better on old setup with PETG. No surface bulbs. With 2 degrees more air flow is above of surface of the material. In some situation will be good enough with some not. I was print again the same components with old spacers. And the surface is better. One millimeter and we have big difference ;)

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby Shelton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:58 pm

Ok after 3rd attempts I'm not sure. This is 3D printing too many parameters to check. Maybe is ok. I need a long time to test it.

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby E3printable » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:35 pm

I'll give PET-G a try after I finish this batch of 10 fanducts in ABS that is currently printing. PET-G not my friend eighter...

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby Shelton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:19 pm

Ok research done. Black filament was wet... so everything works perfect.

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby E3printable » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:32 pm

Shelton wrote:Ok research done. Black filament was wet... so everything works perfect.


Sweet! Then I trust you on that, and can start really enjoying my printer 100% :)
The print quality is second to none if you ask me, and I have tested A LOT of printers... Now that it can take big and small projects in all materials with stride, I'm a happy camper here :)

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby Shelton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:23 pm

In my opinion, the machine needs some hardware improvements like full detachable printer head like Ultimaker. Just fast modules. And some software polishing. And it could be a nice champion in that price range, isn't it?

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby E3printable » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:28 pm

Well, my opinion on that is that I love the fact that I can change the nozzle a lot cheaper than changing the whole hotend aka BCN/UM. I like the simplicity of that. And yes, software needs some polishing. Like the ability to monitor the printer via app/website.

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Re: Simple fix for better cooling

Postby Shelton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:31 pm

Printing head construction isn't modular. This way. Each move means calibration. Is ok for me with mechanics skills but for others, I don't think so. So if you are not clever you will waste a lot of time ;)


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