Adjustable frame fan mount

by alik, published

Adjustable frame fan mount by alik Nov 24, 2012
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Adjustable frame fan mount by alik is licensed under the BSD License license.

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This mount allows to mount a small 50x50 mm fan on one of the threaded rods (8mm) of RepRap-like 3D printers.

You can adjust fan position and orientation.

Also the models are parametric, so you can edit scad file to get exactly what you need.

I have two fans - one mounted on frame, and one on mounted on carriage (using this mount - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19076). I'm turning on fan mounted on frame manually for models with heavy overhangs or bridges, or when I need to cool form the other side.


To assemble this mount I've used:

  • 1 M4 screw, nut and washer (to attach arm to frame holder);
  • 7 M3 screws and nuts (to attach fan to fan holder, fan holder to arm, and for frame holder clamps);
  • 2 M3 washers for frame holder clamps.

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Just printed the bracket part that sits on the threaded rod as its just what i need for an AIBall wifi camera mounting arm I'm working on.
Did you find the bracket flexible enough to get on to the 8mm threaded rod as I've managed to break mine as soon as i tried to put it on the rod..
I did print it at 100% infill in ABS, maybe it needs less.
I need 100% infill for strength with some other parts of my arm.
What infill did you use for the bracket?




I printed mine with 100% infill in PLA. It was pretty hard to put in on threaded rod,but it didn't break. However, in my observation, ABS is more tended to crack than PLA. Maybe you could try to heat bracket with hair dryer just before you put it on rod, to make it more flexible.

Thanks for replying.

Ill have another try at different temps.
Also some other abs as it may be a bit suspect.