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innkeeper
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by innkeeper » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:33 am

they seem to be Astrosyn MY17RMDAMP dampers.

cheap enough to give it a try.

I've read good things about them on the cnc forums.
not just reducing sound but increasing quality... though you would think that there would be some quality loss due to the rubber gasket.

if your in the uk, you can order them direct http://astrosyn.com/section.php/44/1/vibration_dampers
also several other companies sell them in single piece quantities, if you don't want to get them in sets of 3 or 4 as sold on eBay.

i'm interested if anyone sees a quality difference.

also, anyone have concerns going from 4 screws holding your stepper in to two?
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by jereywolf » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:14 pm

And for buyers in the US, you can buy them individually here:

http://www.ultibots.com/nema-17-damper- ... p/#reviews

or

http://robotdigg.com/product/341

I work right next to my printer most of the time, so for the noise reduction alone they seem worth buying.

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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by insta » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:51 pm

Update:

There's been no change in the quality of the prints. The loudest noise now is the fans, followed by the extruder motor (which is now surprisingly loud on the v4 setups -- it's not loud, it's just louder than I'd have expected).

I'm thinking if I go through and replace all my dying-bearing filament drive fans, I'll be able to actually work in the room as all the M2s are going.
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by N5QM » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:58 pm

I just installed these on my printer and the difference is dramatic.

Thank you for the heads up! :D
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by insta » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:29 pm

;) glad to hear it
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by jereywolf » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:09 pm

I finally put my dampers on....it's soo awesome! So quiet. Dare I say the print quality looks its best ever.
I have only run one print though. I'd be interested to see how a tall skinny part comes out.

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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by N5QM » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:35 am

jereywolf wrote:I finally put my dampers on....it's soo awesome! So quiet. Dare I say the print quality looks its best ever.
I have only run one print though. I'd be interested to see how a tall skinny part comes out.
I haven't had any issues with mine at this point. The only downside is that the fans seem too loud.. haha
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by insta » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:01 am

N5QM wrote:
jereywolf wrote:I finally put my dampers on....it's soo awesome! So quiet. Dare I say the print quality looks its best ever.
I have only run one print though. I'd be interested to see how a tall skinny part comes out.
I haven't had any issues with mine at this point. The only downside is that the fans seem too loud.. haha
Something about the dampers really does make the fans deafening :mrgreen:
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by innkeeper » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:07 am

i'll probably install mine soon as I got other parts I need to install also...
what about putting a damper on the z axsis?
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Re: nema17 dampers

Post by ednisley » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:43 pm

innkeeper wrote:a damper on the z axsis?
That motor turns maybe 100 microsteps at the end of each layer, then remains stationary for the entire layer. That motion isn't overlapped with XY commands, so, seeing as how there's no Z-axis motor vibrations to damp, a damper probably won't buy you much.

Except, possibly, bragging rights, which aren't to be sniffed at around here. [grin]

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