Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

Prusa i3/Hesine M505 (Anet A8 compatible) x Carriage for E3Dv6 (Bowden)

by Jubaleth, published

Prusa i3/Hesine M505 (Anet A8 compatible) x Carriage for E3Dv6 (Bowden) by Jubaleth Jan 1, 2017

Design Tools


Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag


Thing Statistics

3165Views 329Downloads Found in 3D Printer Parts


X Carriage for E3Dv6

I needed a new x carriage for my printer. I switched to the P3Steel, from the original Anet A8 acrylic frame, and lost a bit of Z print area. There are a lot of great carriages already existing, but I decided to have a go at designing my own, from scratch.

Included are the full build (with fan mount + sensor), a simpler version with only the sensor mount, as well as just the E3Dv6 mount.

For the moment, I've only designed a 18mm sensor mount. I will eventually release a version for a 12mm sensor, I just haven't been able to get around to it yet.

Disclaimer :P

I am by no means a 3D design expert. This is very much a side project, mainly so I can learn, have fun, and build a part for my printer =)

There is definitely room for improvement, and I will work on it when I am able to. Comments/Suggestions from more experienced designers are most certainly welcome!

Fan Duct

The current version of the fan duct most certainly needs work. Airflow and angles of the holes needs to be redone. It works, but has trouble cooling fine detail, I will try to get to this in the next while.

Belt Holder

The holes on the back are designed so any belt holder for the Anet A8 can be used (example: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1433295)


This print, is most certainly not an easy print. You will definitely need supports, but also to make sure that no supports end up in the fan ducts. Something like Simplify3D is recommended, so you can chose where supports go.

Marlin Sensor Offset


Note: You can't use floating point numbers in these constants, so I've rounded them.

Print Settings


Prusa i3 Clone


Doesn't Matter








Make sure there are no supports inside the fan ducts.

I used supports, but this has been printed successfully with no supports.

How I Designed This


I've designed this part using OnShape.com.

Here is the link: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/e8ab351d05ce838be09cde23/w/ace21497d9492cdbe1b982b2/e/6c58d8567ba08722f6c15508

Feel free to edit/explore :)

More from 3D Printer Parts

view more

All Apps

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Did you print it in PLA or ABS? If you print it in PLA, can you still print ABS or melts it away?

I actually printed it with PETG. I print with temps anywhere from 180ºC to 245ºC, depending on the material. ABS shouldn't be an issue to print with, using PETG/ABS/Nylon, but I'm not entirely sure how PLA would react to it...

Great design but the sensor mount could be somewhat lower (halfway between the E3D holder and blower nozzle) for people with non-adjustable sensors but looks to be great for the capacitive sensors that can be adjusted (however it looks like your sensor is a capacitive)

Yup, very true. Will try to get to that eventually. There's a few things I need to work on (fan duct in particular), but haven't had much time...

Yup, very true. I will add it to the list. Have to work a bit on the fan duct. There's not enough air coming through, and the holes need to be better angled, they point too low. My biggest problem, is finding time to actually sit down and work on it :(

Nice design! Any chance you can add one that has the fan/cooling that doesn't have the sensor mount? Thanks!

Thank you! Yes I can definitely add one with the sensor removed. Will try to do that this week.

Thanks! I have an E3D V6 on the way and this design is the best I have seen but I will not be using the sensor.

It's up :)

Damn dude! Thanks!

No worries =)

Comments deleted.