Cooling overkill?? Nope.

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Cooling overkill?? Nope.

Post by GPriv » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:30 pm

I was 2+ hours into a big print and the machine cut out--literally, like it died. I filpped the ON/OFF switch off, then back on and Viola, it fired up. I had had a box around EVERYTHING--including the base--which turned out to be kinda dumb. It overheated.

So, I built this:
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Only one side of the new cooling box is open--opposite the fan.
I removed all covers for the base for optimum airflow in and around all components.
The heatbox has a fourth wall to use while printing.
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Re: Cooling overkill?? Nope.

Post by Jimustanguitar » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:03 pm

That's a sweet vintage fan, nice!

You've got to steampunk out the rest of the build now!

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Re: Cooling overkill?? Nope.

Post by GPriv » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:08 pm

The fan is from a space heater with a bad heater element. Perfectomundo for this application.

"You've got to steampunk out the rest of the build now!" --not sure what this means.
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Re: Cooling overkill?? Nope.

Post by lightninjay » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:17 pm

GPriv wrote:The fan is from a space heater with a bad heater element. Perfectomundo for this application.

"You've got to steampunk out the rest of the build now!" --not sure what this means.


As per Googling steampunk, the wiki definition:

Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
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Re: Cooling overkill?? Nope.

Post by GPriv » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:26 pm

lol...
Maybe after i print out what i really am working toward i will design a fancy/crazy shroud...
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Post by Jimustanguitar » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:26 pm

Vintage themed mech-tech, essentially.

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Post by GPriv » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:29 pm

I could totally see this in my shop.
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Post by Jimustanguitar » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:30 pm

Sorry to hijack your thread... There's some good stuff out there :)

I'm done after this one, I swear.

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Post by Glacian22 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:20 am

I might need that stormtrooper in my life. I might need it bad.

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Re: Cooling overkill?? Nope.

Post by cloneit3d » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:16 am

wow nice work!!!!
Self designed plasma cutting table running Mach3
Orbot Hadron running and E3d 6, Smoothie on an Azteeg Mini, LCD, fully adjustable glass bed of my design with a silicone mat heater.
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