Fan Shroud / Filter Mount / Silencer

Shroud for fans to mount a filter pad, doubling as silencer, customisable for any fan size

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Description

The bq witbox is quite loud out of the box. Initially I had some filter pad taped on, but that didn't stick too well. So here's a solution.

Customisable to fit any fan, so not restricted to the witbox.

The filter doubles as silencer, bringing down the fan noise roughly to the printing noise. (Depending on the choice of filter pad)

Print one per fan, remove the fan mounting screws, place the base flush with the printer and put the screws back in.

I think most of the dirt in the filter comes from outside the printer as I'm not vacuuming that regularly...

The level of filtering obviously depends on the size and filter choosen, so no guarantees whatsoever for using this design:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanotechnology/nanoparticles-emitted-from-3d-printers-could-pose-a-risk

Materials and methods

- Printed fan shroud
- Filter pad, e.g. from a vacuum cleaner or cooker hood, cut to size

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Ab070ed6bd35e37649fec781889e92f4?default=blank&size=40stachas added this to the box collection ago
A2e10bc0939b3e5805c6091f624d9e9a?default=blank&size=40bloem kool added this to the m150mods collection ago
62049301b35d2c3262e6459417d7d278?default=blank&size=40invariant added this to the To print collection ago
583fae34268b1fb67b66ce718bf8eeda?default=blank&size=40Josef Dunne added this to the Witbox collection ago
6b4402effe69e86772c568394223d155?default=blank&size=40heren_istarion published this design ago