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Every time I unscrew the heat-sink fan screws to remove the stepper motor, I find the fan guard flops about and gets in the way. So I have created this retaining clip that simply snaps into place and holds the guard firmly against the fan regardless of whether the retaining screws are removed.
I recently upgraded my fan to a 24v 40 x 40 x 10 mm ball bearing fan which has a higher CFM air flow but lower RPM - so its much quieter. Highly recommended upgrade!
This clip was designed using an ACIS solid in Shark FX (sfx file included) so will behave well with Makerware, ReplicatorG and skeinforge.
I printed this with my 100 micron profile http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39050
Layer Height 0.1mm
Number of shells 1
Fan guard retaining pin for Replicator 2 by whpthomas is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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