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Anet A8 Extruder Fan Spacer

by AZDawg Sep 30, 2016
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Didn't fit my anet a8, i downsized its height to 9.2mm and it fitted perfectly

Simple, yet effective. And, if used with two extra washers, you can get rid of fan guard. It's just 5g, but still, useless 5g of moving mass. And I think it makes that wonderfully balanced fan a little quieter. I'm too lazy to return to stock configuration, so no measurements. And, since it's just standard 40x40 fan, i'm planning to replace it anyway with something with less chinesium in it.

Sometimes the simple upgrades are the best ones, thanks a lot!

Very nice, thank you.

Why didn't I think of 3D printing something for this? I just stacked the loads of extra washers they supplied under the fan... This will look much better. Thanks!

Great Thing!!! It reduces the noise of the fan and gives the whole fan+ heatsink more consistency. Thanks!!!

Perfect fit, very nice and tight. Well done I'm very happy with this Thing.

I really didn't like the way they had that fan tighted up to open space. I was planning on going to the hardware store to find spacers today. I am curious is there is going to be a heat issue at this place? Should one plastic be used over another (PLA or ABS) because of the heat issues?

PLA is fine - the heat source (extruder) is too far away for the heatsink to get warm especially if the fan is running.

Well just so people don't get confused... the extruder is the part with the motor and heatsink (in this case with a direct drive design) and the hotend is the heat source.

The way the fan mounted on the extruder was always going to be the first thing to fix.
This is the very first thing I printed, perfect, thank you so much.

Thanks! This design flaw really grinded my gears at the assembly.