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Damper audio comparison...

Post by geneb » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:42 pm

I got the Astrosyn dampers installed on White MAX, the machine built for the 2nd Edition of the Rostock MAX v2 assembly manual. Here's a short video that demonstrates the before & after change to the sound the machine makes.

Thanks for lightninjay for posting the gcode file I used.

Here's the video: http://youtu.be/OfobfmrimuI

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Re: Damper audio comparison...

Post by Captain Starfish » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:16 pm

Nice.

What the video, with a microphone up next to the printer, doesn't convey is what the sound is like six feet away or in the next room.

I can sit and work in the same room as the printer, and sleep in the next room without being disturbed by the noise now that the Astrosyns are installed.

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Post by Holy1 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:46 pm

I just installed some today too! My wife is very happy! :D nuff said
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Post by Eaglezsoar » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:48 am

The video Gene posted certainly gives a user a reason to buy the dampers.
The difference in sound with and without the dampers was dramatic.
Good job, Gene.

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Post by geneb » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:54 pm

Thanks, Eagle.

The funny thing is, I only installed them to show how they were installed. The noise doesn't bother me at all. I spent most of yesterday with two un-damped machines printing in the same room with me. It was no biggie. :)


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Post by lightninjay » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:37 am

Ha! I just got around to finding this thread!

That's too funny Gene, glad you liked my file enough to use it for your demonstration. :)
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Post by Flateric » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:55 am

Here's another example, although not nearly as cool but hey....
http://youtu.be/hjvHbvPFEqM?list=UUBaX2 ... XBhJrmQPQQ
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Post by geneb » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:17 am

The Imperial March is *always* the right test file. :D

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Post by add1ct3dd » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:37 am

How easy were they to install? Got mine today. Presume it's just a case of slackening up the belts at the top, undo the bottom bolts holding the stepper, move the pinion further out to accomodate for the dampers, and then reinstall and tighten up?

Will be doing mine tomorrow most likely.

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Post by BenTheRighteous » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:06 am

In theory, that's all it takes.

Mine did not go that smoothly. :)
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Re: Damper audio comparison...

Post by Captain Starfish » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:38 am

I didnae even have to slacken off the belts, was easy peasy:
- unscrew stepper motor, winkle it out.
- push the pulley out 7mm further along the shaft, it just fits.
- reinstall on the dampers, a screwdriver can be used to loop it around the pulley again if you can't get the required angle of the dangle.

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Re: Damper audio comparison...

Post by add1ct3dd » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:21 pm

Angle of the dangle, I like it!

Cool, hopefully do that tomorrow :).

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