Base Attachment Anet A8

by losredoe132 Feb 20, 2017
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I printed a few, and the first, the test part, was a little too short (at 32.5mm I think) lengthwise

I stretched ti by an extra .75 mm, and they are perfect. 1mm might have done the job too.

Thank you for this thing! Thumbs up to you!

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the strengt is'n enough to tighten the screws. I broke all 6 of them. (the one with the omega shape)

You could save on plastic and fit to use shorter screws by making it more like the standard bracket !
And use flat head screws to avoid spitting !
I never dared to publish mine but OK, you are still a student ! :)

Of course it is the way to do, secure the printer to a heavy sturdy base plate, not like so many "know nothing" here who mount it on flexible feet so it is free to vibrate, part being printed too ! Would be great if they were printing concrete !

Yes, you're totally right. I hadn't flat head screws for wood, so i have to take these. But i mentioned the benefit of using cylinder head screws or other types of flat head screws in the description.
What do you mean with "standard bracket"? I got my Anet A8 without any kind of brackets to fix it on the basement.

If i didn't publish this i wouldn't get your reasonable and constructive criticism.

By standard, I mean as if they were made out of steel strips, but as it is plastic, just the base a bit thicker. because of the screws. Just a matter of getting the same strength with the least amount of material.

There is no need to make the base thicker. It's enough material to get acceptable strength. I printed this attachment and it works well.

I didn't mean thicker on yours !
To illustrate, here: http://www.aaastateofplay.com/jayhawk-surface-u-brackets-set-of-2/
Now as I said, because it is plastic not steel, thicker of course and even thicker at the base because of the screws.
Saves on material and time.
Anyway, it is what I did some time ago and didn't bother to publish here as it is so simple. Takes 2 minutes.