3D Printer Upgrades – Making the CR-10 Silent

3D Printer Upgrades – Making the CR-10 Silent

I recently got back into 3D printing and purchased a CR-10 from GearBest.

Everything has been working good but it was too loud and I wanted to make it more quiet.  The main things creating the noise were the fans and the stepper motors.  In order to fix this I replaced the noisy fans and added stepper motor dampeners.

I mainly followed this blog (needs to be translated to English) and this YouTube video explaining how to install the dampeners.

 

Parts List:

Add stepper motor dampaners to the X, Y, and Extruder stepper motors

(3 pack) NEMA 17 Steel & Rubber Stepper Motor Vibration Damper

 

Replaces the fan at the back of the control box

Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilent Fan PM-1 40mm x 20mm Ultra Silent Fan, 2800rpm, 3 pin, 13.9 dBA, 4.2 CFM

 

Replaces the fan at the front of the hotend

Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentFan XM2 40x40x10mm Silent Fan, 3800RPM, 14 dBa

 

Replaces the fan in the center of the control box

Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilent Fan XS-1 50mm x 10mm Ultra Silent Fan, 3000rpm, 3 pin, 16 dBA, 6.77 CFM

 

Replaces the fan in the power supply

BXQINLENX 6015 Dc12v Quiet Brushless Cooling Fan Miniature Cooling Fans 2pin 60x60X15mm 9 Blade 6015

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