Y Carriage Plate V3 for Prusa i3, Wanhao Duplicator i3 and Monoprice Maker Select

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Y Carriage Plate V3 for Prusa i3, Wanhao Duplicator i3 and Monoprice Maker Select by reprapchampion Jan 13, 2017
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As of January 27, 2017 this plate was updated. Updates include additional holes for placement of Y bearing that faces Y limit switch (this was necessary to ensure correct zero position on Y axis) and holes for original Maker Select / Wanhao Y belt holder.

Updated plate is now drop-in replacement for Maker Select / Wanhao Duplicator i3 and other clones of similar design. No drilling or other modifications are necessary.

V3 plate can be set up for 140mm Y rod distance minimum and 170mm rod distance maximum, as well as anything in between - 150mm, 160mm etc. This made possible by using slots instead of holes. This way plate can be compatible with various china made printers with non standard Y rod distance. V3 plate bearing options are - SC8UU bearings and LM8UU bearings in 3d printed holders.

STL files for printed holder and GT2 belt clamp supplied here. Belt clamp is standard prisa i3 design with 41mm distance between mounting holes.

Plate made of tempered aluminum alloy 6061-T6 and anodized. We sell it here:

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U[dated plate published here

Updated Y Carriage Plate for Monoprice Maker Select and Wanhao Duplicator i3

Has any one tried printing the .stl for the bed and using it on top or underneath the original one? Alone I don't think it would be strong enough, but the two together might work well. I may try it since it is still out of stock.

Do you sell these? If so can I order one and from where?

Yes we do. First batch ran out, next batch expected to be ready for sale around February 26.

Do you have a 200x300mm version of this?

Good question ! Yes, we do, it will be published very soon.

Any more news on the 200x300mm version for Wanhao? I'd love to buy one.

We will try to publish today. This is not drop in plate for Maker Select. It just have slots similar to this one so you can install bearings wider or narrower - 140mm to 170mm. For Maker Select you will need to extend Y travel distance, install longer Y axis rods and make some kind of extension for original Y axis sub frame to accommodate longer rods. We do not have ready solution for Maker Select extension to 300mm travel, but we might have it eventually.

That's fine, I have all of the necessary parts on order. Are you going to sell this Y carriage (the 200x300 140mm)? If so, when?

Great, then this is last piece you need for conversion::

published 3 minutes ago

Extended Y Carriage Plate for Prusa i3 with Variable Y-Rod Distance 140mm to 170mm

I just upgraded. If you buy the LM8UU bearings, you can just use the bearing holders that are already on the old plate. Just push the old bearings out and put the new LM8UU bearings in. They sit perfectly and save you from having to print the new holders and using any extra hardware. I'm using a version 2.1 Monoprice Maker Select, so if you don't have that version then I'm not sure if the above advice will work for you or not.

Just recieved mine AND installed the plate backwards lol. Thanks for this though.

Please make a single bearing holder. I would like to replace my bearings with 4 bearings, and the supplied file has 3 bearing holders, so to get the additional holder I would have to reprint the whole print.

STL for single bearing holder was just uploaded, it should be available shortly for download. If you need to split parts - use free software like Cura to manipulate or delete individual STL objects in file.

Is this a drop in replacement for V2.1? The 2.1 carriage has the 4 black bearing blocks. Will I need to drill holes for the stock V2.1 belt holder placement?

Dear friend, if you will take a look at the picture of the Y-axis assembly - you will immediately see that it has 4 bearings and it has stock holder holes drilled and used for stock holder mounting. This is also all in the description of the thing, So, yes it is compatible with V2.1

Any idea on when these will be back in stock ?

Next, week, hopefully before January 28, 2017

What is the approprate infill % for the belt holder?

I use 50% infill, but 35% will work probably just as good.