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Posted · S5 Build Volume Temp?

So I now have an air manager on my S5 and have noticed a definite reduction in warping when using ABS.  I put a recording temperature gauge inside the build area for the most recent run which took approx 22 hours.  The build area was showing 115 F to 120 F during the day, in the mid 80s at night.  Overnight has been when I've seen warping so naturally, I want to keep the build area hot.  I also noticed while it was running the air manager fan was moving a lot of that sweet heated air out of the build area - cant be having that.  🙂  So this morning I set about to see how to turn the fan down (or even off).  Imagine my surprise when I find that Cura has a setting for build volume temperature, and that it was set for 75F ?!?  (24C for those of you that have difficulty doing math in your head)
So, anyone know is build volume temp control enabled with the S5?  if it isn't, I'll just try throttling down the fan.

 

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    Posted · S5 Build Volume Temp?

    I would not try to throttle down the fan, it can have bad side effects. You want to keep the air warm inside, but not hot. The stepper motors and sliding blocks are sensitive to too much heat and can cause unwanted problems.

     

    We have seen such problems when users tried to put the printer in self-made enclosures. So when you really want or need to throttle down the fan, be very careful about the inside temperature. I don't have it in my head right now, but I think 50°C is the max temperature which is considered to be safe.

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