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Z braces for Ender 3

Suggested Price: 3.00

Suggested Price: 3.00

The download contains the 3D printable (stl) files only. The Fusion 360 and/or STEP files are accesible to my Patreon supporters. Consider becoming a supporter yourself and get access to these files!

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Summary

I found out that the vertical beams of my Ender 3 were not perpendicular to the base in the y-direction. I have designed these simple z-braces which can be added without further modification of the printer. I have designed them in such way that the threaded rod is as close to the frame as possible to make it really stiff.
Keep in mind that the maximum z-height is reduced to approximately 220mm! This is not an issue for me because I will never print this high and if I do, I’ll use my CR-10.

Print Settings

Printer: Creality CR-10
Rafts: No
Supports: Yes
Resolution: 0.2
Infill: 20%
Filament: PETG

Parts needed

  • 2× M10 threaded rod 480mm length. Yes, you can get two out of a 1m rod :D. I recommend mounting the braces first and to measure it yourself in case you have a different outcome.
  • 6× M10 nut
  • 2× M10 acorn nut (yes, you can use regular nuts, but these look way better)
  • 8× M10 washer
  • 14× M5×10 hexagon bolt*
  • 14× M5 washer*
  • 14× M5 t-slot nut*

*M4 is possible too but, the bigger, the better 😉

1 review for Z braces for Ender 3

  1. Scott

    I wanted to install both dual z and z brace support, I came acros this design that has an option for both, I thought great, i liked the look of the design so i printed it and i am so happy with it, very nice design, many thanks for your efforts in coming up with these great designs, keep up the good work ✌

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