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UP! Wind Barrier V8.1 with switch

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This wind barrier for the UP! 3D printer has a switch to open and close the vents that were introduced on V7 to blow cool air across the nozzle to enable better support and raft removal. This lead to a slightly weaker bond between the layers and some de-lamination on larger prints. Now you can switch i.e. cover these vents when not needed.

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The basic wind barrier is identical to V7 but has holes to accommodate the new handle and flap.
I have merged all three components into one UP3 file for ease of printing and this layout prints the parts better.
You may have to use a small round needle file to make a good fit between the handle shaft and the corresponding hole in the flap. Note: both of these cylindrical surfaces have a very small matching flat to locate the handle in the proper position.

I have just redesigned my original (now V8.1) to aid the air flow and help seal the unit when closed.

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2018/10/23 at 15:31

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