MakerGear M2 Ducted Fan Mount

There are a lot of alternative hot-end fan mounts for the MakerGear M2 that try to increase airflow where it counts, but most of them require a modified mounting assembly for the hot end. This one goes on just like the standard mount -- in front, and is still able to pivot out of the way for access.

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The duct looks scary thin, but is quite strong and prints easily on an M2. In PLA 25% filled, it only uses 10g. It mounts using the same screws and nuts that came with the M2.

Incidentally, yup, that is it being used to print a copy of itself in the first photo. Why? Well, I printed the first one before I had the attachment and the second one (as you can see) after. The second one is a much nicer print... which was the whole point of doing this. I actually have two M2s, so neither copy of this mount will go to waste. ;-)

The photo of the cup is of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:690176 , printed on my MakerGear M2 after installing the ducted fan mount. This is a tiny wine glass, with a long stem that's around 2.25mm diameter -- which would have sagged and probably caused a print failure with the standard fan mount. Printed in white PLA at 0.25mm, 8% fill (there's fill in the base, stem, and lower portion of the cup), 50mm/s.

Materials and methods

-- About 10g of PLA

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7fbe6cdb599bd962e26ee20808554c5f?default=blank&size=40Mike printed this ago
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Printed great.
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Excellent design.
Mini dietz070411aProfessor Hank Dietz published this design ago