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Hey everyone! Quick tip here that makes all the difference! Got silent stepper drivers? Still getting lots of noise?!

Well do I have a great solution for you! Put your printer on a big block of concrete!

What’s the best thing? It’s really cheap!!!

What you’ll find is the movement of your printer causes resonances, these transfer into objects attached to it like the surface it sits on and objects attached to that. Etc, etc. What you’ll find is that you’ll get acoustic amplification of these noises, the rigidity, weight and inertness of concrete will help massively reduce this transmission and make your printer much quieter! Think about putting exciters on surfaces and how those surfaces amplify what’s coming from the exciter massively. It’s just like that!

You’re welcome 😁