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Anet A8 frame support strut

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Anet A8 frame support strut by ZBlade Mar 14, 2017
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It's basically a frame brace for your X axis. It works really good with this frame braces: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1872162.
It's hollow and you can put all of your cables through, but you will need to use another wire to pull the last few connectors through.
If you like it, I can make it even better - It's kind of hard to get it in the frame itself.
So first you put both struts together with the washer 2 and put the washers 1.2 on, and screw them to the inner end of the thread. Later put in all the cables except the ones from the hot bed. Put the strut in the frame, tighten the inner washers and put on the outer ones and tighten them. Then pull the last remaining wires through and you're good to go.

Oh, and If you like it, please tell, since I'm planing to remix these supports, so you can tighten them on the other too:
Maybe I will even make the same thing for the bottom of the printer.
Enjoy :)

Oh yeah, and one more thing, after you tighten the middle connecting washer, don't try to get it back apart, or you will crack the struts

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I printed it with pla and was not able to mount the nuts on the struts. I reworked the strut's thread with grinding paper to decrease the thread's flanks.
Now it works just fine

can you provide the file or link of the support behind the nut/washer and behind the display

Hi. Its works? Have any tests been done?

really weird g code. makes dots on layers then does full rev layer. makes layers not blend very well. HMM

I had the same Problem. Set your Wall Line Count to 1 and your infill to 100%. this solved it for me.


Did you use support to print it ?
What layer height did you use ? (I used 0.32mm and it gave bad results for the two struts, the washers came ok)

Thanks in advance

Hi, I printed it out vertically with 0,2 layer height and a 0,4 mm nozzle.
I was kind of afraid that it will crack because of the vertical printing, but for now it's still holding :)

thanks ! i'll try with 0,2 tomorrow =)

I plan on printing your remixed ones as this is very cool. It's a great idea for organizing cables.

Possibly stupid question here, is it strong/sturdy enough to pick up the printer with?

No, don't! The, It couldn't support it's weight, and the print is vertical, so it will certenly crack along the layers

I try to print this strut.

It looks not so good. Horizontal the printer makes a lot of points and than a normal layer. There is no stiffness for the beam

Vertical with or without supports ?
Supports will glue in the thread, and without the material from the beam falls down / between the threads.

For all I use 0.2 layers. Can you mention your settings ?


I don't remember the settings I used to print them, I'll take a picture of mine up closer as soon as I can
I printed all the elements vertically.