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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

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Summary

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)

Printing

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

#define X_PROBE_OFFSET_FROM_EXTRUDER -38  
#define Y_PROBE_OFFSET_FROM_EXTRUDER -3

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

Print Settings

Printer:

Prusa i3 Clone

Rafts:

Doesn't Matter

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

0.2mm

Infill:

50%


Notes:

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

CAD

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 :)

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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 =)

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