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Leapfrog Creatr nozzle cooling system

by zabana, published

Leapfrog Creatr nozzle cooling system by zabana Jan 22, 2013

Description

Hi all!

Because certain issues printing with my Leapfrog Creatr I was designing a colling system for the printer nozzle so I can solve my problems with bridges and that kind of fails in my prints, and to increase printing speed.

I needed about 6 versions (someones with sub-versions) but finally I´m happy with this final design.
This design can use a 50x50mm fan or a 60x60mm one, I´ll suggest a 60 one with an CFM between 19 and 36 (easy to find over ebay), with a 50mm kind prints are good but not the best we can achieve.

I also added in both sides holes to insert a couple of 5mm leds so we can see better the printing area :D

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This thing was redesigned and modded so is not the final version I was using on the creatr.

Thanks!
Hi Zabana,
Please post some pics of your project, assembled in Creatr.
Thanks!
Paulo
A better version is coming, just modifying this one to get a better air flow.

Regarding the fan I just bought this one, it seems to be more powerful than the 9CFM I´ve got right now.

ebay.es/itm/400373849049?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&;_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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Instructions

To build it is pretty simple, just print the set (in the files are the 50mm and 60mm fan together so if you want to save plastic just split the file and print what you really need) and once is printed you´ll need to glue some covers and find out a few bolts to screw it all together.

Once the set is ready and it all fits together you will need to attach first the base to the 2 print head bars and once that´s done just put in place the fan piece in the printing head´s back and secure it with two bolts.

And voila!!!

Enjoy!!!
Hi Zabana,
Please post some pics of your project, assembled in Creatr.
Thanks!
Paulo
This thing was redesigned and modded so is not the final version I was using on the creatr.

Thanks!
A better version is coming, just modifying this one to get a better air flow.

Regarding the fan I just bought this one, it seems to be more powerful than the 9CFM I´ve got right now.

ebay.es/itm/400373849049?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&;_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Very nice!!!!!

Excellent design!!

Can you give any link in order to find the right fan?
Hi Deeeep!
Right now I´m powering it with a pc power supply.

My Creatr is dual extruder, If I´m right it will work in a single extruder one
How do you power the fan? Single or Dual extruder compatible?
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