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MKS Gen 1.4 Organized Wiring Case

by trnmcd Jan 13, 2019
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I love the design. Printed the bottom over the last 22 hours and am working on the cover now. I think I may print a cover for the fan so I don't accidentally knock something into it since it's mounted to the outside. I haven't received my MKS yet, so I'll let you know how it fits. Also, I'm printing in PLA+ because I haven't delved into PETG or ABS yet.

I'm glad you like it! If you want, I could design a cover if that makes it easier for you. I have the original file all broken down so it would only take a couple minutes. I bet there's plenty on Thingiverse as well. I should print one probably myself. Or I could share it with you on tinkercad and that would let you edit it as well. PLA+ should be more than fine, I made the walls thick amyways. I don't use ABS often but PETG is my go to material, it's stringy but really verstaile!

Are you thinking of having the fan cover added/mounted to the fan? I have some pretty long screws incoming (35mm I think) that I could use to mount it on top of the fan.

Sorry I'm not sure if I understand what you're saying. 35mm should be plenty long though. What I'm thinking is I could use the case cover to make a fan guard. Then it would all match.

Since I'm already print G the cover, I was think of a fan shroud that fits over the fab

Yeah I understood that part. My bad. I think the best way to do it is to have the shroud mounted on top of the fan so the fan gets sandwiched between the shroud and the cover. Do you want the fan shroud to match the grill on the cover? Honestly there's nicer fan shrouds on thingiverse but it would be nice to have one that matched this case. I don't mind making one and putting it up here (I could have it done tonight).

If you have the time, that'd be a great addition!

Hey, I've just uploaded a fan shroud. I don't really have time to print it so I was wondering if you'd be willing to test it out? I wasn't sure about the outer dimensions, I think this will hang over on the sides. If it doesn't look good I can revise it.

Yeah, I'll work on it right now. Do you know the outer dimension of that fan? I don't have that printer with me currently.

Sorry, I don't. I'm planning on getting a Noctua, though.

Ah, dang. Well the file's waiting here when you need it! I might try to print it in the next few days. If so, I'll let you know how it goes.

Will do. Looks like my board will be here this week, so I guess I need to stop procrastinating and order the fan. :)

Haha that might help the process go quicker. I hope everything works out for you with the case. I know that 75mm fans aren't that common, it's just what was on the previous board case so I reused it. I'm thinking about making a case version for a more common fan size and maybe add some vents.

You're right. The 75mm isnt that common. I may have to opt for another size and see what I can do. The 2 40mm fans might be enough...

Ok sounds good. Today or tomorrow I'll get to making a second cover for dual 40mm fans, maybe one for a singular as well. I'll make fan guards too.

You havit it set for two 40mm fans now, right? On on each end....

I do, but I was talking about for the lid, not the case. The only option on the case is dual 40mm fans. But right now the lid setup is for a 75mm fan. So I'm thinking about making a lid for two 40mm fans.

60 mm is common, eh? One of those would work

60 mm is common, eh? One of those would work

That's a good idea. I'll make one for that size too.

Währe es nicht sinnvoller gewesen das Board andersum einzubauen??? Alleine schon zur Kühlung der Treiber

Would not it have been better to install the board differently? Alone to cool the driver

Hey, I'm not sure what you mean, could you be more specific? The drivers on the board should be more than fine. Honestly I have mine running with the cover half on because I'm still doing some upgrades. But I've been printing with this case and have no problems.

The lid can be closed either way(?) I have had the lid closed on mine before (SEE PICTURE). I mounted the lid fan on the outside. If you are worried about cooling, keep in mind that the large fan on top of the lid goes right over the drivers. The reason why the fans are on the opposite side of the drivers is because the wiring is meant to enter through the bottom and top on the driver side. I added this as an upgrade to an already wired printer and needed the wiring to line up (SEE PICTURE). I designed this case for my application and before printing you should determine if that matches your application and if not mirror/flip it in a way that works or find a different case. Can you please write more specifically though, I don't appreciate having to guess what you're talking about. By looking at how you rotated it, it might look good on your table with a few pins connected, but what about when it's completely installed on a 3D printer? Your motor wiring is going to be really tight to the side fans.