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ThothLoki

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Re: Air blower
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2017, 06:16:24 PM »
Ralph has made a new file location for stl

Just starts a thread with a proper name and attach the files

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Re: Air blower
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2017, 11:44:21 PM »
Okay, I have uploaded to Thingiverse.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2286194

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Re: Air blower
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2017, 01:13:49 AM »
Very nice, added a 'like'.
Are these fans usually called a 'PC fan' though ?

I do not have any of those types of fans yet, got a couple coming, what current rating ate the fans are you guys using ? The usual 0.19A versions ?
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Re: Air blower
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2017, 07:13:03 AM »
Okay, I have uploaded to Thingiverse.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2286194

Just for other people, can you throw the link in the STL thread as well.

Honestly, I think using the STL portion of the forum would be best used to link to thingiverse instead of directly uploading them here. That way, others looking (not on this forum) can get the files AND it keeps the amount of storage needed for this site down
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Re: Air blower
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2017, 05:02:13 PM »
Very nice, added a 'like'.
Are these fans usually called a 'PC fan' though ?

I do not have any of those types of fans yet, got a couple coming, what current rating ate the fans are you guys using ? The usual 0.19A versions ?

Yes, PC fan.  Mine is only 0.06A.

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Re: Air blower
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2017, 06:48:10 AM »
That's very cool, clever design!
Does anyone have a sense of how much air needs to move over the cut to keep it clear? 
I've built one of pawpawpaw85's units, and for cutting it works much better than not having a fan at all. 
Would a directed air stream improve cutting even more?

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Re: Air blower
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2017, 08:03:27 AM »
That's very cool, clever design!
Does anyone have a sense of how much air needs to move over the cut to keep it clear? 
I've built one of pawpawpaw85's units, and for cutting it works much better than not having a fan at all. 
Would a directed air stream improve cutting even more?

Marcus,

I have an air compressor and set mine up like Nottinghams with a pointed nozzle connected to the x axis. It works well and I like the ability to be able to adjust the air flow. Honestly, if it blows the ash away and keeps you from getting smoke burn, it will work as well and any other.

If/when I get my 3D printer, I really want to make pawpaw's design as I see being able to remove the air hose from my axis travel could prevent some upcoming problems.
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