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Cooling upgrade

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by Day Vid, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Day Vid

    Day Vid New Member

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    This being my first printer I will disclaim that I do not know what I'm talking about. That being said, I suspect most of the quality issues I am having are from inadequate cooling. Most of the problems I'm experiencing are accuracy (corners not sharp) and thin sections getting blown out.

    I am currently printing with PLA on 184 degrees. Any lower and I start getting retraction clicks. I also have the fans on full speed and I've turned down the speed to allow for more time spent under the fans. This has shown an improvement in quality but I think it can be better.

    Has anyone tried to upgrade their cooling system? Has anyone had luck with the new cooling shroud they posted?
     
  2. Kilrah

    Kilrah Well-Known Member

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    How about posting samples? What filament? Temp seems a litte low.
    The new shroud is a tad better but the stock one was fine already.
     
  3. sgomes

    sgomes Active Member

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    I think it depends on what you're looking at. Overhangs and bridging aren't particularly great in my machine, and I think it's due to the part cooling.
     
  4. Kilrah

    Kilrah Well-Known Member

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    That's why it's worth having a look at what kind of part/issue he's referring to. He mentioned corners and those should not be a problem.
     
  5. Mario

    Mario New Member

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    I usually can't go under 190°C unless I print really slow and that new Fan Duct does clean up bridging quite a bit.
     

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