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Posted · Screws holding Fans in Place BAD DESIGN

You guys really need to re-design how the screws install the fan in place. I have been fighting these damn screws forever to get the four in. Worst design ever.

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Posted · Screws holding Fans in Place BAD DESIGN

Hi @ampirical2016, are you talking about an Ultimaker 2 or Ultimaker Original?

What is it you are having difficulties with?

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Posted · Screws holding Fans in Place BAD DESIGN

The whole UM2 metal fan shroud is offal (sic). It is probably the worst single part on the UM2 - even worse than the feeder.

It is noisy, it wastes a lot of air-flow, and what air it does move mostly goes to the wrong place anyway.

I've printed a number of fan shrouds - IMHO, the most effective is by Izzy (search on youmagine).

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Posted (edited) · Screws holding Fans in Place BAD DESIGN

Try to hold the screws with a pair of tweezers, it saved me many hours of frustration :p

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Posted · Screws holding Fans in Place BAD DESIGN

Hi @ampirical2016, are you talking about an Ultimaker 2 or Ultimaker Original?

What is it you are having difficulties with?

 

The 4 screws on the UM2 that holds the fan in place. Really bad design. Rest of the machine is great so far

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Posted · Screws holding Fans in Place BAD DESIGN

The fan shroud by Izzy does not use ANY screws, and swivels out of the way when you want to clean the nozzle.

Not much point in griping about something you can fix by using the printer...

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