Has anyone used one of these aluminium cubes?
It is used to mount the fan for the hotend, when used on a delta effector, like so:
Are they a good idea?
Without actually buying one and trying it, compared to the traditional fan mount, I imagine the pros are
- Additional heatsink surface area
and that is it, I could think of only one tenuous advantage...
However, I would imagine that the cons are:
- Additional weight on the effector1, for the push rods to move around, i.e. slightly higher inertia;
- Probably restricted air flow, and;
- Unnecessary additional cost
Therefore, as the cons appears to outweigh the pros, are they worth upgrading to from, say, a typical plastic fan mount:
Does anyone have first hand experience? Are there any other additional benefits, and/or is heat dissipation that much better?
1 Of course, the lightest solution is with the fan mounted, such that it hangs off the top of the effector, but with no air flow guide and hence less effective heat dissipation.