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pla and fan

Posted by trist077 
pla and fan
August 20, 2015 12:34PM
do you use a fan to cool part with pla
Re: pla and fan
August 20, 2015 03:28PM
Re: pla and fan
August 20, 2015 03:56PM
I don't bother with a print cooling fan when printing PLA, but I would probably get better bridges if I did.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2015 03:56PM by dc42.

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Re: pla and fan
August 21, 2015 11:43PM
I have a print fan installed, and it really helps with bridges and overhangs when it's enabled (for PLA, I don't use ABS).
Re: pla and fan
August 28, 2015 04:56AM
The use of a fan for printing with PLA is highly recommended. PLA likes to cool down fast after leaving the nozzle.
Also you can have larger overhang angles with less support structures. We have very good experiences with using a fan for PLA printing.


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Re: pla and fan
August 30, 2015 01:48PM
I have a fan nozzled towards the hotend tip but i'm not sure how much it actually helps, because the fan isn't powerful enough to blow much air at all.

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