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Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

hi guys.

I have just completed the building for my ultimaker number 2.

the printing is running right out of the box fantastically. really quite stunning seeing this printer, power on, click print with cura and the ultimaker just kicks off and does the work..... ohhhh i love it.

But my little small point with my ultimaker 2 is, the colling fan at the bottom of the printer, is running fine but sounds so loud and like a old diesel tractor from russia....

i took the colling plate with fan away from the board, and turned the ultimaker on, there is nothing touching or making contact with the fan. but it still sounds like a old diesel motor.

very weird because my first ultimaker, runs like a purring pussy cat .

any ideas guys ??

thanks.

Ian

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    you saying something about russian tractors? ;)

    join the club. loads of people have fans like a tractor. the fans on the bottom are terrible. there have been several threads about this but no real solution (other than replace the fan!)

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    can you tell me the part name and where i can get a replacement ? ebay ?

    because this is so loud i near ear protection to start printing..... :-(

    funny my first ultimaker is pussy cat quite and now... elephant in the room :-(

    Thanks.

    Ian :D

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    someone posted that the fan is mounted upside down, and indeed if I take the fan assembly off and turn it over the fan is MUCH quieter. I figure I'll rebuild the fan assembly later to flip the fan, and that should solve that. No need to muck with electronics or airflow patterns, just hack the case a bit.

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    I'm on my third cooling fan in about 4 months.

    Sadly these 75mm blower type fans seem to be all made in the same factory, and no matter which badge they have they are identical. (at least the ones on eBay).

    Anyone found a source for a quality replacement?

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?
    someone posted that the fan is mounted upside down, and indeed if I take the fan assembly off and turn it over the fan is MUCH quieter. I figure I'll rebuild the fan assembly later to flip the fan, and that should solve that. No need to muck with electronics or airflow patterns, just hack the case a bit.

    can you post a photo of your hacked version ?

    thanks.

    Ian

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    can some one please post some links on ebay to this fan ?

    i am really thinking about getting a new one.

    thanks.

    Ian

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    Ian,

    I haven't rebuilt the case yet. I'm still trying to get the first print out of the thing. We sorted the main root of our trouble out over the weekend, though- the extruder drive motor port on the Ultimaker board was faulty. David wrote custom firmware to use the second extruder port instead and we shifted the polulu and motor connector over and went through testing beautifully and were all ready to print... when the Bowden tube popped off the extruder head assembly. We called it a night; I'll rebuild the head shortly.

    On the fan, though, I've downloaded the case laser cut diagrams, and am planning to redesign them to flip the fan, and cut them out in my local maker space. Sometime after I can get the machine printing- hopefully later in the week. :-)

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    what is the exact name and description for this fan.

    i will try and buy a new one as well and see how it goes.

    But I want to maker sure i get the right spec one.

    any help would be great.

    thank you.

    Ian :D

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    I just exchanged my very noisy fan by a low noise Titan fan (76.2x72x29.5mm, TFD-B7530M12C):

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0864193992

    It fits with a minor modification. You have to shorten the bolt positions on the fan by ~7mm. Just cut them.

    So far my ultimaker is running cool and quiet. 8-)

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    can you post a youtube video of your printer in action, let us hear the beautiful silence ! ;)

    Ian :D

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    I printed this out and got the 50x50mm fan for it. It runs so quit that I sometimes have to put my fingers underneath to make sure the fan is still running.....used it now, over a month with no problems....

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28498

     

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    I have insulated the transmission of vibrations between the fan and the rest of the machine by adding small pieces of EVA to all the bolts in the fan and original cover and also sanding the plywood in order not to touch the fan. I also took away all the tape I had put around the fan duck. It is not needed. The insulation works two ways: The fan's sound is not amplified by the case and also the fan is subjected to less vibration, making it quieter.

    It makes a big difference and it's really easy to implement. Actually, that could come standard in all new UMs. Just make the cover's hole for the fan 1 mm wider, and add some vibration absorbing washers. The white spacers could also be made of a softer material too.

    Fan Insulation

     

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    I have insulated the transmission of vibrations between the fan and the rest of the machine by adding small pieces of EVA to all the bolts in the fan and original cover and also sanding the plywood in order not to touch the fan. I also took away all the tape I had put around the fan duck. It is not needed. The insulation works two ways: The fan's sound is not amplified by the case and also the fan is subjected to less vibration, making it quieter.

    It makes a big difference and it's really easy to implement. Actually, that could come standard in all new UMs. Just make the cover's hole for the fan 1 mm wider, and add some vibration absorbing washers. The white spacers could also be made of a softer material too.

     

     

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    Posted · my main colling fan sounds like a old tractor ?

    I have insulated the transmission of vibrations between the fan and the rest of the machine by adding small pieces of EVA to all the bolts in the fan and original cover and also sanding the plywood in order not to touch the fan. I also took away all the tape I had put around the fan duck. It is not needed. The insulation works two ways: The fan's sound is not amplified by the case and also the fan is subjected to less vibration, making it quieter.

    It makes a big difference and it's really easy to implement. Actually, that could come standard in all new UMs. Just make the cover's hole for the fan 1 mm wider, and add some vibration absorbing washers. The white spacers could also be made of a softer material too.

    Fan Insulation

     

     

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