E3D-V6 30mm clip-on fan shroud

Highly efficient symmetrical print cooling shroud with heat sink made with copperfill

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Highly efficient fan shroud with heat-sink. It seems to work better then the original UM+ 50mm fan shroud with a small 30mm fan obtainable from E3D. I use 24V fan version, but adjust power with Cura or Ulticontroller (19V fan provided with Ultimaker has a range from 0-250 speed, and 24V fan from E3D has a range from 0-25 which is a maximum velocity). 
There is absolutely no back-draft (all blown air is blown on the model) due to thermal expansion and the air is kept cool as it propagates the copperfill shroud (EDIT The blown air cools the heater block significantly when near the build plate, so some kind of thermal resistance on it is advisable). The geometry focuses air inwards from all sides, therefore cooling symmetrically. There are heat-sink fins which serve to reduce the heat of the shroud and disable heat distortion. 
The model is asymmetrical, and wires from heater cartridge should be on the opposite side from the fan for the hotend to fit in the middle.
 Clip I haven't tested (use the rai head mount where I can screw the shroud in) but should work fine.
Print slowly at 0.1mm layer height and clean up the finished model

Um+ Pla settings:
Blue painters tape, 50C bed if needed
Fan full at height: 2mm
Fan min: 15 (out of 250 for 24V fan, or 8%)
Fan max: 25 (10%)
Min layer time: 5

Materials and methods

copperfill fillament, 3mm screw and nut



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Mini twist profile7Kresimir Zezelj commented ago

Yes please, send me the fixed model. I appreciate it!

Cab8325ade24f8af8f3994a309f35a1f?default=blank&size=40odvratnozgodan commented ago

Thanks Kresimir, I had to do a minor fix with Netfabb, but after that the model is perfect. If you wish I can send it to you to replace the current one. Usually I work in Solidworks so I'm totally lost in Blender. So thanks again for the fix.

Mini twist profile7Kresimir Zezelj commented ago

Hi odvratnozgodan!

Thanks for letting me know! The file has been fixed and uploaded for your nozzle. The editable file is not very elegant (made in blender, lots of boolian and patching up afterwards) so I won't share it publicly if you'd like, I can send you privately.

Cab8325ade24f8af8f3994a309f35a1f?default=blank&size=40odvratnozgodan commented ago

Hi Kresimir, could you share an editable file? Or apply a small fix to the model?

I have a problem that the walls on some segments of the print are too thin, so my slicers are having a tough job generating the gcode. On some places the slicers omit the walls so the model gets generated with holes. I think the problem is due to having a 0.6mm nozzle, so the walls are too thin for Simplify3d or Cura to generate the walls properly.

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Mini twist profile7Kresimir Zezelj added this to the E3D collection ago
Mini twist profile7Kresimir Zezelj published this design ago