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Blower/ Turbo Flashforge Creator Pro Part Cooling Duct remix

by IIZEROXII Mar 15, 2018
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A big thank you. I was suffering some serious melting issues in my 70 degrees DIY active heated chamber.

First of all, thanks for sharing. It improved the quality of my prints drastically. I'm new to 3D printing and though it seems to work, I have a question: are the outlets a little bit to height? To me it appears they are pointing more in the direction of the nozzles rather than the tip, where the filament leaves the nozzle. Maybe I don't understand it right but I thought the idea behind the active cooling is to cool down the filament once it left the nozzle so I just wonder if the design could be improved. :)

The inside of holes is sloped down so that it comes out on an angle not straight into the nozzle. Gad you like it.

What fan is used for this? Someone in the comments said it uses the existing fan.. I have a FFCP, I don't see a fan like that. Would this work? https://www.amazon.com/WINSINN-Bearing-50x50x15mm-Extruder-Makerbot/dp/B07DB7DLMM/ref=sr_1_3

Yes that fan is correct. The is a model of the Flashforge Creator Pro that has a fan but not very common.

Thanks. I printed this and don't see any way to get it on. I can't get the nubs on the "wings" in the slots. Do I have to take apart the head to get it attached?

No it is a tight fit though. Should be able to lift the "wings" just enough to get them on do one side at a time.

Hi mate

Thank you for this model it is great! I have had an issue though of when I install it. I unscrew the fan on the left and put it on the back with the mount however when i "Home" the device the fan will hit the enclosure? what did you do about that?


Cheers for the compliments. There must be abit more room on the Flashforge. I did have to remove the logo panel at the back because it touched it a little bit. Not sure about your printer.

Thanks for the great design. I printed this and installed on a powerspec pro 2 which is supposed to be a clone of a flashforge creator pro. It fits fine but it prevents the head from being able to hit the y limit switch, anyone else having that problem?

Love this Duct, works perfectly and lets you see the nozzles which i like. I printed this in Color Changing PLA just to see if it did get too hot (Changes color around 30 Degrees from Dark green to Light Green) and it didn't change much. That was tested printing ABS and PETG at around 235-240 degrees so presuming the fan is keeping the duct cool enough and presumably below PLA glass Temp so Printing in PLA is safe enough although over time not sure.. Printed another in ABS and PETG as spares just in case.

Thanks man glad you like it.

Sir you are so kind to share this design. I got a printer for work, and wanted to print an active cooling fan, but everything said you needed ABS (and to order another fan, extra hardware, power and a switch to the thing, etc. etc.).
Well I saw your post, printed it, mounted it with the stock fan, and reprinted a vase mode print that I had made that cooling was an issue on with the stock cooling set up on one side(for the record, i have printed several models with the stock fan that worked fine, but getting into more detail, or size, etc. started to show problems). You can see in the photo the difference right away. Looking forward to trying more dual nozzle prints now, thanks again friend!

Awesome glad you like it and I could help.

This is awesome, thank you! Does this use the existing fan that's mounted on the left? If so that is coooool

Yes it does. Thanks enjoy.

It clips onto the back and holds it self on.

What did you use PLA, ABS, PETG ?

If I print again I would use ABS, just wanted to see if PLA would work for anyone that would ask.

It Is currently in PLA with 36 hrs of printing at 250c and all fine. I reckon if I touch it while its warm it would deform.