3D Printing – Tips and Tricks – Keeping Stepper Motors Cool (and Happy)

Ultimate Motor Cooling

Ultimate stepper motor cooling (sub-optimal cleanup and wire management).It’s no secret that stepper motors, and the drivers that push them, can get H-O-T.  I’m talking hot enough to burn you in short order if you touch them.  Hot enough to melt ABS and PETG, which is quite often the material used to make motor mounts in 3D printing.  It will be hard to print replacement mounts if you’ve already melted the ones currently holding your motors, so let’s see how to prevent that in the first place.  Skip to the fun, overkill portion!

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