I am building a bladeless fan, similar to the Dyson fans but on a smaller scale. The whole frame will be 3D printed. The head piece will be removable and different designs will be made.
I have received all components for my project, all that is needed now is to print the frame. I have not printed the frame yet because I wanted to ensure all design aspects have been thoroughly addressed. Since this is a 3D printed project and I have limited funds I hesitant to print, redesign, and reprint as that can get very expensive. I want to ensure that the design is perfect before I move forward to print.
Shown here are some images of the components that I have ordered. You will notice that there are 3 different fans. I ordered a large fan for maximum flow, a Silent fan (same length and width as the large fan but smaller height, lower flow), and a small fan. After taking a look at the smaller fan, and powering it I decided that it won’t provide enough flow for the purposes of my design.
I have designed my structure so that it can house the large fan, and since the hole dimensions are the same for the silent fan I can easily swap them out.
Here is an example of how I can make the different head pieces. Since I won’t have much funds I am only going to print these two designs just to prove that the technology works with other shapes. Notice the ramps on the bottom of the head piece. This feature will allow me to slide the headpiece in and lock it on the body while creating a seal for leaks.