What is it
Remixed klownius's part to fit on a my newer Anet A8 model (not sure which revision exactly, but I bought mine late 2018 and it came with
V1-5 board), as after printing his model I found out the layout of the mounts and holes is little different.
Orientation & how to print it
The model as-is is oriented for the right side, but basically just flip it after printing and then it fits on the left side as well. The parts (left and right Z motor mount) are identical.
For printing, PLA should be good, but if you have your Anet A8 in a closed enclosure, PET-G might be better option. Infill of 20 % is good, just add some more perimeters (1-1.2 mm walls all around are perfect).
I've printed mine with PET-G with 20% infill, 1,2 mm walls, and 1 mm top/bottom, and it is strong more than enough for its purpose.
How do I know if it'll fit?
I will add measurements later. But basically if your original slots for the side walls are
10 × 5 mm (and are
9 mm apart), then I think it should be your size. (If they are
9,25 x 5 mm then you'll want the original design).
NOTE: The model needs tweaking, one of the four 10x5mm slots is shifted by 1 mm si if you print it now, you'll have to file off a little bit of material from the sidewalls. Will fix this asap.
How to perfectly align all Z rods
Prerequisites: Belt tensioner on X axis.
- Print this part twice.
- Loosen the tension on X belt, mount both of these, put everything back together but do not tighten the motors onto the mount just yet.
- Lower the Z axis as low as you can and then make sure it's level.
- Add regular amount of tension on the X belt again.
- Wiggle the motors in the mount so they are exactly where they want to be, then finally tighten them down.
After fitting these mounts (I originally had to change one because it cracked) the weird creaking and squeaking from the threaded rods is gone.
any PET-G or PLA
Walls 1,2 mm
Top + bottom 1 mm