E3D V5 Fan and Part Fan Shroud

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  1. lukan

    lukan Member

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    Good eve all,

    I sat down last night and decided to start looking for a fan shroud that would encompass both the E3D and parts as PLA is printed. I found a lot of different flavors out there, but nothing that really sung to me. I then found a parts fan that I liked, but it was designed for another Hotend altogether and I decided to do a hack job. Yes, I was being lazy.

    The resultant fan shroud is located here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:289114 : and holds the original 20 mm fan for the E3D, and an additional 40 mm fan for part cooling.

    Here is the printed shroud the first time that I used Cura, which did not go well when removing all of the supports....

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    And once after I am done printing with it I will post up a finished product image.

    Jason


    Here is the side view of the shroud.
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    All of the other images were too crap to put up. Will take more tomorrow.
     
  2. Eaglezsoar

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    Looks promising, just a few bugs to work out with the printing of it.
     
  3. Josh

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    Nice work, how easily did that support material come away?
     
  4. lukan

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    As imaged above... it snapped the E3D shroud :/ I then went in and put up my own supports, and added some structure to the weaker areas of the main shroud:
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    Everything just snapped right away, and the results are what you see in the above image where it is on the E3D. It works very well as I was able to do a 100 mm bridge test with very minimal droop in the first layer of the bridge. I could have eliminated even that by increasing my print speed from 60 to 80 mm/s, but I print slow and doubt that I will have need for a 100 mm span again.

    Of course... There are some droops in the main shroud, the part shroud needs to be clipped a bit on the feet to keep it away from the heating block, and I have to make the correct hex-nut location accessible instead of one that has no need for a side opening o.0
     

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