I have tuned and tweaked, i have tested and tried, but no mater what i have done the overhangs i get are atrocious! well at least compared to what i’m used to. they remind me of the Ender 3 with stock cooling. i would like to try and upgrade the part cooling for the SM 2.0 but i’m not sure how i’m going to add anything to the existing print module. so i’m starting this thread looking for thoughts, ideas, suggestions, warnings, and any other advice you all can provide. ideally it will be something like the Bullseye mod in the end, but currently that is just wishful thinking.
What you are asking Atom is not an easy mod as not only mechanically is challenging, electrically also, as the fans are controlled through CAN bus so you have to make sure that what you connect don’t overload the fan electronics but let you control the speed ( unless you want to just connect to the 24V and keep the fan always on ). As part of my hotend improvements, I have already been thinking about how to increase the part cooling capacity as it appealed to me too low and you just confirmed it.
I just have a mockup and design idea, unfortunately, which I still don’t have time neither printer to work on ( for a couple of weeks at least ).
This idea includes two of the fans I’ve already found as Alternative Hotend Cooling 2, which each provides 3.3 CFM and consume only 0.05A each ( the actual fan consumes 0.1A) so fit nicely in parallel and a redesign of the actual fan duct to fit them. The mockup looks like:
I see the largest issue being mechanical, because electrically we can place power transistor between the CAN controller and the 24v source and use whatever fan we decide works best. But I often open the extruder door so I would hate to have it blocked.
Also are both those fans for part cooling? Or is the internal one for the heatblock?
Both fans are for part cooling, the one for the heatblock is a similar one located on the right of the printhead. So will have 3 fans in total. You can move the front fan leftwards to keep the path of the extruder free, will make the mechanical design a bit more challenging but doable.
My initial approach is trying to keep it as simple as possible and trying to make a clean mod, things will always get complex afterwards and here the space and options without hard modifications is quite limited.
Sorry for the late reply, these are strange and busy times.
Unfortunately I do not have the design yet, I’m still setting up the final place where my 350 will sit and now is still to be set again. What I posted is just a mock-up, using the actual fan duct and the 2 alternative fans, just to check the feasibility and size. My mechanical skills are still limited and it will take a while for me still to address that as I’m now focused more in the Firmwares ( something I can do without the full 350) and hotend improvements ( I want to print PETG-CF and I need to go beyond 250 degrees which is really dangerous to do with PTFE as it starts to melt and generate dangerous fumes ).
@ITmaze, i think the SM2 has a pretty good looking duct on it. i’m not sure i could improve much with just a discharge head. maybe if i redesigned the entire duct i could achieve a lower duct static pressure? that is probably why that discharge head is flared, to reduce static pressure so that the little fan can push more air. i think the real issue is that it only moves 3.7CFM to start with.
@Franky i understand, i’m not even looking at the firmware until SM opens up the screen and MCU firmware. as far as the hotend is concerned, please post about your adventures, i would love to see an all metal hot end. in fact i’m almost thinking about scrapping the SM2 printhead all together, salvaging the MCU board and using it to build an entire new print head. then i wouldn’t have to worry so much about fans fitting (physically i mean) and put a nice volcano hotend on it.
Unfortunately that dose not work as well for 3d printing because of the high temps. You need a temp resistant frame to mount the hotend to. Once they release the high power laser and 3rd party spindle I could probably mill the parts though.
Hey guys! Since I’ve got my new F350 (new Print module with CCHV Fans) I was pretty unhappy with the printers overhang ability. Now the Benchys always looked bad as hell.
I was looking for Cooling upgrades but since this one here doesn’t make sense for the new print head I’ve looked out for upgrade fans.
Now slice engineering offers a strong 3.14cfm fan (2510) that seems to have more airflow than the CCHV one. I know these Xinyujie have been built in previously (as far as I seen). It might has something to do with the rotor shape but its definitely drawing more current than the old one (0.04A against 0.07A). Don’t forget to choose the 24V Variant- crimp a two pole JST plug. It a little louder than the old one.