Astrosyn like dampers in ninjaflex

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  1. alexmordue

    alexmordue Member

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    I was having trouble sleeping the other night when a long running print was going on, most of the objectionable noise from my bigbox was coming from y-axis movements.

    I ended up finding a lot of people recommending the astrosyn dampers for the y-axis motor. I didn't have one and amazon didn't have any available for next day, so I decided to design something similar using ninjaflex (or similar) and PLA.

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    The damper is printed in Ninjaflex with support everywhere. This, surprisingly, did come away without destroying the part, turns out it's tough stuff!

    I've included the S3D profile I used for printing the Ninjaflex on my BB Pro. It errs on the side of overextrusion and has 100% infill, as I wanted the part to be very strong.

    The improvised damper works quite nicely and has significantly reduced the annoying y-axis noise.

    I've included the OpenSCAD file if you want to modify the design (it could possibly do with slightly thicker walls on the damper).
     

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  2. Alex9779

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    Nice job!
     
  3. PsyVision

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    Now hurry up and print those nautilus speakers ;)
     
  4. alexmordue

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    I would but I keep finding upgrades I want to do instead :)
     

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