Replicator 2 Fan Duct replacement
by MakeALot, published
I then had to attach it with tape.
I thought I'd better model a new one before this fell off again and was no longer usable.
I'm afraid my model may not be as accurate as I would like in the melted area as I never studied it prior to the hug with the head, so I don't know what it should look like.
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Yes mine almost got killed when it hit a cold blob. I think I better print this one before it happens again. The blob was a Makerbot defect in the nozzle. They replaced the nozzle assembly but what about the damage the blob did? Free fan duct maybe?
The insulator seems to be thicker and is pushing the duct down. The replacement duct from the fan output is exactly the same dimension as the original. I am going to thin up the top and it should allow the duct to rise the 2mm that I need. Let you know what happens.
That's a shame, I guess that the combination of tolerances between the extruder tip and the fan mount are such that I have more room between the heater block and the tip than you do. I assume that you have pushed the fan duct up as high as it will go before tightening the screws? It can touch the Kapton tape as there is a ceramic insulator between it and the heated element. My extruder tip is approx 2 mm lower than the bottom edge of the duct, yours looks to be about 1 mm above. You need some clearance as the duct will knock things off the build platform it it's too low.
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