3dB Noise Reduction feet pads are a great addition to your 3D printing working environment. Their benefits are two-fold:
- Dampens printer vibrations – Helps improve print quality and reduce resonance artifacts on the surface of your print.
- Reduce noise levels – Improves the quality of your working environment
Due to the rapid movements of 3D printers parts and motors your 3D printer produces vibrations. These vibrations can effect your print quality and can even cause surface artifacts, often seen as patterns of lines on the surface of prints. The vibrations also become amplified by objects, such as desks, that are in contact with the printer making your working environment noisier. By dampening these vibrations the 3dB Noise reduction feet pads, developed by Steelmans 3D, help to reduce these effects. Steelmans 3D are the same company that manufacture the famous LokBuild Print surface.
How to use
3dB Anti-vibration noise reduction feet pads can be used on printers up to 80kg. Each box contains 4 x feet pads. The feet pads should be positioned centrally under the existing feet of your printer. Note that given the variety of printers and print environments we cannot pre-determine how much of an affect these feet pads will have. Or as Steelmans 3D put it:
“It is the user’s responsibility to assess the suitability of 3dB pads for their printer”