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I found a flaw in the fan design.  Having trouble printing anything with a sphere. Print starts off well up to layer 8 then I see perfection on the left and droopage I the right.  It's obvious that right side needs direct cooling like the left for prints like this.  Trying to print the killstix Xbox controller stick extenders offered up at thingiverse.

Any way around this issue other than to print the updated shrouds?

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I assume you have an Ultimaker Original (it might not hurt to put that fact into your profile... ;) )

You may try to put a small tower to the right of your print. Like that the right side might get a bit more cooling from the single fan on the left...

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I would recomend you this posts:

https://ultimaker.com/en/community/view/3435-new-fan-cooling-design

https://ultimaker.com/en/community/view/3839-the-physics-of-cooling

https://ultimaker.com/en/community/view/4890-the-crossflow-fan-approach

In the end you would need a simetric fan or double fan but simetric or a crossflow fan. So yes the fan it's ok but isn't perfect. Even on um2 there's no simetry on the fans. What I did was redesign the head (for my magnetic head changer version) and now I have a very solid pla cooling. Still not perfect but much better.

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Umm one think... Your fans seems like 'pushed up'. Compared to the position I use to see in photos. Maybe the fans are ok but the stainless steel fan cap it's 'deformed' or maybe it's a different model I never saw.

Anyway the angle really looks different and the air on your photo sure don't hits the print. Maybe It's just the angle of your photo but looks much different than this:

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Thanks, I did some "google images" comparisons. There seems to be a tiny difference in how some of these steel units are bent to form at the factory. But the difference is under 1mm so I don't think its effecting anything. I will try some cheap methods to get some air blast closer to the right side of the nozzle before trying one of the upgraded shrouds.

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I would need to see a more 'plannar' shot from your fans, but unless the photo angle makes some play I would really say that 3mm angle change can make a big difference since most of the air could be bouncing back on the steel fancap. If it where my machine I would turn the fans on and move a treat of paper to check that bellow the nozzle the air it's really moving and if it doesn't I would take out the fancap and 'push-it' until it take's the same look as the photo.

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