MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
This allows you to use the "turbo fan" (or any similar 24v blower fan) with the Chinese upgraded x ends and carriage. This active cooling duct is very heavily inspired by the design this is a remix of, and it is a great design! I just needed something that would fit my upgraded parts. I included the solidworks files to save somebody some time if they need to modify it, It was a bit tedious to design, however, the print quality improvement of an active fan makes it totally worth it!
All you have to do is put a hex nut in each of the 4 hex shaped holes, and use 2 m3x25 and 2 m3x10 screws of your choice with the end caps to protect that nice shiny aluminum, and then lightly clamp it to your x carriage.
I think the aluminum parts are very much worth it for the added rigidity, but I would recommend that you get better bearings than what it comes with, because they have a lot of play.
Here are the links to the parts I used, not an affiliate, just trying to share how I improved my printer.
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