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Anet A8 Y Cable Chain

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Anet A8 Y Cable Chain by sukhoi27 Nov 6, 2016
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Hi,
Anet A8 Cable Chain for Y-Axis,
will probably work on similar machines.
I hope you enjoy

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

RepRap

Printer:

Anet A8

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

.15

Infill:

100

How I Designed This

Tinkercad

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Hi, can i get the file for your extruder fan thats in the pic? i can find it on thingiverse

thx in advance.

Printed this but ran in to an issue straight away, the top of the chain rests too high. Flexes fine in and out but when everything is homed, the hotend is actually touching the chain.

Any ideas?

May 25, 2017 - Modified May 25, 2017

Hi sukhoi27!

I remix your chain for an easy
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2343514

Regards

Anet A8 Y Cable Chain by sukhoi27 MOD

anyone know if this fits a 10x15 cable chain?

I remixed the hotbed connector so its only 2mm thick. Current size (4mm) requires longer screws. with my thinner version you can use the original screws.

I printed 16 (14 for the chain itself and 2 extras).

how many chain links do i print

A problem I have is that when the bed goes to 0, all the way to the back, the chain would actually get higher than the nozzle at z=0, and when the head wants to move, it bumps into the chain. I bent it manually, and it did fine, gravity moved it as well.
I think that the stiffness of the cables is what is preventing the chain from bending all the way... What do you think? And what can I do?

maybe sand down the individual links of the chain so they are a bit looser and flow better

Hi all,
I struggle a bit to print the chain parts. Only four pieces finished but the quality is way off from what i imagine. The other tries to print more chain parts failed because the round side warps right after printing first layers and the printer always hits against the layers when it moves from one piece to the other.

Does anybody has a hint for me how to improve the quality? Im printing with PLA from Colorfabb on heated bed with Glass (200°C/65°C).
I already tried to print using brim but failed also. After half of print the pieces loose there grip and fall from the bed.
I was thinking to print on very low speed and without fan but didnt had time to try yet. Would that help prevent warping?

hello.
Use hair spray on glass ;)

Thanks for the idea sukhoi27, but unfortunately im not talking about warping warping (my bad :()
The tip of round side starts to bent at the first layers and the nozzle Hits this parts when it Moves between the four pieces. How could I prevent from bending? I cannot imagine that im the only one with that Problem?!

Today I had time to try again and it looks a lot better till now (is still printing). I lowered the bed Temperature to 55°C, added Brim, lowered print speed to 40° and I think the most important is that I put the nozzle fan on 70% from beginning so the parts are better cooled

Grate design, but made improvement to be easy to assemble and also no need to file joints http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2078238

chain improvement
by Baigars

I've made some small mod to this great design - check it out here!
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1915486

Anet A8 Y-Axis Cable Chain v2

What changes did you make to this design bro?

Changes are written in the description

Any pointers on the chain links as mine fit VERY tight and are not that easy to 'flex' when assembled. Are people doing some post-print cleanup super secret thing that I'm not aware of? ;)

Just 'use' manually the chain for some minutes before isntalling - the friction will smooth the touching parts and then it will flex smoothly.

I just took a file and smoothed out the edges of all the links where they roll. smooth flowing motions like a river now.

guys i ved made a remix with this nice Y chain
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1888260

the holes on the suport of the bed doesn t fit well so i ve made them a little larger with a solder gun .
everithink works well now .i have X and Y chains working ......thank you

Anet A8 Y cable chain Remix
by ryks

This seems to be a great design! Of course you have rotated the hotbed 90° counterclockwise, right? (mine has the hotbed connector on the back)
I'll try to print it soon.
What are the differences between type 1 and 2 support?

yes you are right, i turned 90º counterclockwise, in Type 2 cables are hidden by the printed piece, for the type 1 initial idea was to make a hole in the chassis to pass the cables but may also go over

But why did you rotate it? My hotbed cables are in the back and they don't seem to cause any problems as they are. Is there any reason I should rotate it also? Thanks

I totally agree nununo, this is goofy. Having the connector in the rear, with the cables gently hanging from the frame, is better. You never want to have cables constantly flexing if you don't need to. As far as the aesthetic, it's much cleaner to have them wrapped in the rear too. Who wants bulky plastic up front, that you need to fabricate and assemble? Oh well, I guess some people just like to have their gear look amateur. People who assembled their shit correctly in the first place won't need this noise.

Turning the hotbed around 90º is actually a common thing with these printers. If you choose to use a glass plate as your print surface, you often have to deal with glass that is slightly longer on one side. It makes sense to put the overhang in the back so that it isn't in the way. This mod makes that possible. I'm printing it out now before I switch to a glass plate.

Nov 7, 2016 - Modified Nov 7, 2016
papinist - in reply to sukhoi27

Thanks!
..and the picture during a 'poo' print is wonderful :D

Edit: did you print it in ABS? The part near the hotbed may too near for using PLA.

Hi, great Idea,
May I ask for a small mod?
A little more clearence to the support rods. So it would be possible to use hold down brackets, too.

Thank you
Moo

Sir, Can you please give me the firmware source files you are using. I have a ANET A8-B , I have tried many marlin and repetier from many sources, but no one is having right thirmister table or working code.

Please give me link or send me email at ajaybnl a t gmail

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