3D printing with axial fans
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, applies materials, e.g. polymers or metals layer-by-layer. This means that both entire assemblies and prototypes can be manufactured cost-efficiently in high-speed processes. This saves not only time but also money. The LF40P axial fan by SEPA EUROPE ensures that the printing process functions smoothly by reliably cooling the print material after it leaves the print head.
The demands on fans employed in the 3D printer are particularly high. They should be compact yet extremely powerful. This is where the LF40P fan generation by SEPA EUROPE comes into play. With its new, somewhat unconventional blade geometry, it combines optimum noise and performance values. The considerably higher number of blades enables a higher flow rate whilst achieving a lower level of noise than before. The high number of rotor blades has aerodynamic disadvantages in the pressure ratios of the blades to one another. The so-called „pressure gap“ provides the necessary compensation of the pressure ratios so that the performance of the otherwise relatively closely positioned rotor blades is optimized.
The axial fans of the LF series are particularly suitable for 3D printing. LF stands for laminated fan and describes the motor design with stator lamination. This enables the fan to operate highly effectively and nevertheless save weight. The hub of the 40 mm model has been deliberately kept as small as possible which means that there is less „dead space“ in the centre and the longer rotor blades are aerodynamically better optimized. This optimization is immediately noticeable. The blades are elegantly shaped with a cut at the ends.
SEPA EUROPE specializes in smart cooling concepts. We look forward to assisting you with your project.