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CR-10-Fang-40&50mmFan-Flowsbetter by TheSniper Sep 7, 2017
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Remix: Issues to me: The main plenum has lots of restriction as well as being un necessarily tall. I removed all the interior restriction as well as lowered the fan base.
2: I added some weld to the STL mount and a 4th gusset to the fang relative to the fan shroud. (the one place it would most likely flex was the one place where their were no gusseting.)
4: lots of material removed results in lower weight. (I didn't measure )

5: To-Do's add LED mount for integrated light in next remix. other than that. this thing works like a charm!

6: STL ABL and Non ABL (I just removed the ABL and smoothed. ) its quick and has absolutely no effect on the air flow. as its the outer wall not the inner wall.
Pics: Side by side comparisons.
Included are the remix compared to its predecessor.

]Print settings. remix: 2.5mm PLA I added supports on this one just to see. My previous print the predecessor I printed with only supports on the ABL portion. My best advice? use your best judgemnt.

I did print this one at a lower resolution than the first one just to see how it would turn out. Im happy enough to just "RUN with this one"

YMMV. & Thanks to all those before me.

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Hi. Do you possibly have the step files or non .stl files left? Would like to remix it and use a single 60mm noctua fan for both extruder and part cooling.

60mm version would be nice :)

Ill have to take a look. I have moved on from this setup. If I have em Ill msg you and get them to you.

For anyone thinking about printing the 40 mm version; the fan will push almost no air through this thing. Just a heads up. The radial fans are better here.

fwiw: Its not that the "Radial fans are better" it more like a standard 40mm fan sucks. get a high performance on it'll move some air.
just my opinion. I run some standard style fans that will out perform most any radial fan. Just not the crappy run of the mill fans.

i just remembered that i had installed a low noise adapter, so that's probably a reason why. it's a noctua fan btw, not exactly run off the mill, lol. still, there's a lot of air being pushed uit the wrong way. i'm going to try to make a compressor plate for the fan to see if i can get better airflow without sacrificing noise performance

I think fans are one of those things. people trust will do the job out of the box. with no consideration of real performance.
radial vs non radial their both fans. they both come in different flavors. perhaps the non radial version in more flavors.
then theirs the issue of people wanting a hurricane force fan but to be whisper quiet. (never gonna happen) but this is the expectation.
So for the record I agree with you a typical non radial 40mm fan? "WORTHLESS" but get a real 40mm fan thats built for speed? now you have something. and YES its gonna howl like the wind its pushing. :) (Thanks for the comment Ikbendusan)

I only see 1 hole for the extruder fan. The other 3 holes are blocked. I noticed after I printed and checked in Cura and Slic3r.

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Just A quick question, In cura after loading the fang into it, is there suppose to be a gap between layers 151 to 154?

I won't even think about printing this Zbrush'ed stuff... ;)

Yea I know its ugly. but it does print. fwiw. :) (proof is in the posted pics.)


there is a problem with the 50mm fang, in cura the hole for the air is filled with support and extra layers, so you can not remove it :-( Could you fix that ?

that is a setting in Cura (add supports automatically?). The STL is not broken. :) (Actually I donot use Cura, But to be safe I'll have a look just to double check)


could you upload the 50mm version without the ABL mount, please?

any 40mm or 50mm fan will work. no matter the height.

Can I fit a 20mm high hot end fan on this version?

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okay all here is the first go. Im calling it the Hurricane! (things gotta have a name eh?)

CR-10 E3D Mount Modular Hurricane

All, FWIW Im working on a killer new "Flows better built from the ground up." model Im close to having it done. Ill post up some pics. Ill warn though its major change is thats its premised on a E3D Hot end. but many other changes.

I am very interested in seeing what you have in the works. I am looking to upgrade to the E3D (just ordered one actually) and have yet to print a fan shroud. So I will likely be the first to print your new design because I am ready and waiting. Thanks for sharing!

Oh, I also have a small 50mm x 10mm ball bearing fan lying around that I hope to be able to use. If need be I will order whatever you have used in your design. But It would be nice to use this one as it is a nice fan =)

WF: Im doing a few prints of it to insure it works as designed. I'd post some pics but I keep making changes to it.
I too have a E3D and have yet to install it on my printer. (at least this particular one.) The first posted model will be a straight forward
E3D conversion holder with integrated hot end cooler. The fan/blower for keeping your part cooled down will be an add on part.
Lastly Ill add in a mounting system for bed height arrangements. ABL etc.. I personally just use the old sk00l method set the height. fine tune with thumb wheel. its too simple and works 99% of the time. with absolutely NO HEAD crashes. where as all the other models I have tried fail sooner or later. emphasis on the sooner part. Soon Ill have it done. -S

OK, Thanks! I just printed a radial fan version to try out. I have an idea that I want to try out once I get a little more familiar with 3D printing and particularly the mechanics and design of the CR-10. I want to design a modular system so hot ends/cooling solutions can be changed out quickly. Because I eventually want to move into multiple hot ends, the Volcano, etc. But the ability to switch back to the stock setup albeit cooling upgrades may be desirable for me. So I want to play around with the various setups to familiarize myself with everything. So again, thanks for sharing your work.

If interested... I currently have the CR-10 about 80% modeled up (accurately) and soon I will be able to share it with anyone interested. I have been printing upgrades and as soon as I am ready to install them all and tear the printer apart I will be able to finalize my model. I have looked for a model of this printer and have yet to see one. Because having the actual printer modeled accurately will help me and hopefully others in their design of parts for this printer. I have some other cool models going up this weekend as well. Stay tuned if interested.

WF: what are you using to model the Cr-10? Im pretty savvy with most but prefer and in no particular order.
Fusion 360, Sketchup. (for all other drawings Autocad is my goto preference) Fusion is pretty darn nice though. Sketch is losing ground to it.
But yes I'm totally interested in seeing your model.
-S (Msg me)

looks awesome, great job.... how about a 50mm version? please.....

I should have added: this mod really allows the fan to do its thing and "BLOW"... I don't think a 50 mm fan is necessary. But Ill endeavor to ad one. -S

Thank you! I have a couple 50mm fans sitting around and would love to use one, the adapters would ruin the weight savings and make it huge. youre the Man!

EricRL, As requested 1 Fang w/50mm fan. Please do me & the community the honor of a upload of a pic and thanks!
Enjoy! -S

You're the shi t! Thank you so much! I'll download ut and print it asap! I'm really looking forward to it.