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Anet A8 Fan Hinge

by bartoaster Jun 12, 2017
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Generally great idea and I use It but I think that the area in red circle certainly could be a little thicker, because it's the most fragile point.

its cool. i put it on and touched it and it shattered..

how long screws have you used to connect motor to extruder? M3x30 from set?

thisss is the besttttt thank youuuu

Aww, I so need it but now my filament feeder cant be installed :(

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Its a great idea. But i discovered the thin neck has little tension to it. I snapped it, twice! Glue didn't work, so I got creative. Grabbed a paper clip and bent it to in the right shape that ran from the fan frame to the screw hole. I then pressed a soldering iron to the paperclip and watched it sink into the print for much needed reinforcement.

Design is very good. What program do you use in designing?

Thank you so much for this! What an elegant and simple solution to an annoying problem. I printed this a few weeks ago and it has greatly improved my printer.

I'm glad to hear that. Thank you for the tip :]

Any issues with skipping the heatsink that is originally between the fan and the extruder, supposedly sucking heat from the extruder cavity where the filament and feeder mechanism is?

I didn't experience any problems. In the original design the heatsink made terrible contact with the heating element anyway. But I since then switched to an E3D V6, so I can't attest to any long time effects this might have.

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What fan is it that you have on there?

Thanks! Does it just hook into the original fan port, And is any power mods required

No, I cut the wires and used crimp connectors. you can see it in the first picture. I didn't have anywhere to connect the yellow signal wire, so it just dangles. makes the fan run at full speed constantly, which is fine.