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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker 2 Olsson Block Silicone Socks

I'm looking to upgrade my fan shroud on my UM 2 (with Olsson Block upgrade), and really need a Silicone sock to help hold the heat in my hotend. (a lot of the fan shrouds are open on the bottom now-a-days and don't offer a flat metal plate 'enclosing' the hotend... this results in a lot of heat loss from the bare olsson block due to air currents)


Since pretty much zero Silicone Socks exist on the market for the OG Olsson Block, i'm going to try my hand at casting some high-temp silicone using some molds I found online for the Olsson Block.   Anyone interested buying some?


Price hasn't been determined yet.. Likely < $20 USD shipped.  Not accepting any "orders" until I can make a few prototypes and showcase them here.... just want to gauge interest.


Full disclosure, these socks would likely involve users to perform a PID auto tune on the UM2.

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker 2 Olsson Block Silicone Socks

Hi, this is one of my biggest issues. Want better cooling, but it sacrifices the hot end. I am definitely interested in this! Have you made any progress on this?

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 Olsson Block Silicone Socks

    interested.  I have 4 UM2's with olsson block that could use this.  Not sure how it fits with the fan shroud almost touching.  And the fan shroud keeps the "cold" air away from the block already.


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