Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

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Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by ccavanaugh » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:33 am

When I picked up my Rostock MAX kit in person about 3 weeks ago, John and Steve made me an offer on a part cooling fan to try that I could not refuse. Thanks Guys!

So, I've designed a low profile and compact bracket to mount the fan. The fan is 30mm x 10mm.

The fan moves a fair bit of air (1.4 CFM), so it's very effective, but over powers my heated bed if running at 100%. It does run well at 25%.

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It's been upload to Repables http://repables.com/r/155/

Link to the fan http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/BFB0312HA-A/603-1112-ND/1014443

It easily mounts using a small screw through the stock SeeMeCNC platform. There is a small cutout in the base of the part for screwdriver access. The large diameter through the part is a material saver.
The fan is installed with the cage pointing up to bring in cool air.

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Re: Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by Mechman » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:36 am

nice design... i assume this is a centrifugal fan?

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Re: Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by Eaglezsoar » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:58 am

Mechman wrote:nice design... i assume this is a centrifugal fan?

According to Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_fan
a squirrel cage fan is synonymous with a centrifugal fan so by that definition this is a centrifugal fan.

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Re: Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by 0110-m-p » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:01 am

I made one last night on my machine out of SeeMeCNC trans green PLA w/o a layer fan. Turned out well enough that I'm going to order the fan.

How is it working for you?

Here is a picture...

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Re: Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by ccavanaugh » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:43 pm

Looks good!

So far, it's been very effective. I run it at 25% when it is close to the heated bed. And I've learned the hard way not to use it with ABS... PLA only.
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Re: Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by 0110-m-p » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:04 pm

Why not on PLA? PLA is why I need a layer fan
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Re: Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by ccavanaugh » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:07 pm

Typo on my part... Active cooling for PLA, none for ABS..

Sorry about that..

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Re: Compact Squirrel Cage Fan Part Cooler - Rostock MAX

Post by 0110-m-p » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:04 am

Ok thanks.
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