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Adjustable feet for Anet E-10

Today I bring you a new design for put adjustable feet to our printers.

Why I need adjustable feet?

I don´t know if this is you case, but my printer is not as stable as I want and I need to adjust the feet with some external things. This is the reason because I have designed this part.

What do I need?

This is a low cost improvement, you will need:

  • STL file, that is located on Thingiverse
  • Silent block kit for air condioniting model SG-40, it cost about 2,5 € at Leroy Merlin
  • 4 M8 nuts, in addition to the 4 that comes with the kit
  • 16 M4 SHCS screws 10 mm lenght.
  • 16 M4 Tnuts 20 profile.

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Changes on Y axis – New H , silicone heated bed and linear guides

Today I bring you some improvements for Anet E-10, all of them related with Y axis. I have changed the H, that is the support that sustain the heated bed, I also change the heated bed for a silicone one and finally I have added linear guides to Y axis.

New H

The H is a pillar on the Y axis of a cartesian printer, because is the support of the heated bed.

This is the second time that I have changed this piece, because the stock one is awful and is too soft.

The second one was like a rock, but the weight is too high, almost 500 grams, so the inertial movements were huge and ghosting appeared.

Support for Y axis

The new H´s weight is only 100 grams, so the weight reduction is huge. Continue reading

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Duet WiFi on Anet E-10

Today I am going to explain step by step how to install duet WiFi board on your Anet E-10.

The board

Duet WiFi is a high end board, is made on UK and the main features are:

  • 32 bits Processor
  • TMC 2660 drivers, with 256 microsteps for make the movements smoother
  • Integrated WiFi
  • Web User Interface

What are the improvements?

  • Better management of motor drivers, the current is managed via SW
  • Smoother movements on the axis.
  • Absolutely silent
  • Allows 18 A for heated bed, so the use of MOSFET or relay is not critical.

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Remote Control for ANET E-10 – Octoprint – Part I

Currently we are out of home the most part of the time, and I became to investigate how to control the printer remotely, and the best option for me is Octoprint.

What do I need?

The first thing is to have an internet connection at home 🙂

Another thing that you need id aRaspberry Pi, because we will install Octoprint on it, another good thing is to buy a camera to receive visual information from the printer. Continue reading

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Improvement package for Anet E-10: X axis and original E3D

You can see each improvement below this line:

X axis improvement

I think that this is an essential improvement, because is a two in one improvement. You have a more stable x axis structure, and you change the stock carriage.

You can download the STL files here, and has been made by a partner on Anet E-10 telegram group. He takes in consideration all our suggestions, one example, is to design the right holder with holes, that is very useful if you have a dipstick longer than the recommended one.

You can see the result here:

Mejora Anet Eje X

To mount this improvement on your printer you need:

  • 8 mm dispticks with a length of 334 mm (I had dipsticks of 355 mm)
  • Igus linear rods, this kind of rods have two advantages comparing with ball bearing rods, the first one is the noise and the second one is that Igus rods are self lubricated.
  • Two M4 screw of 6,50 mm lenght and two T-nuts
  • GT2 Timing Belt of 80 cm lenght.
  • One long M4 screw for the Z axis endstop.
  • One long M3 screw for the X axis belt tensioner and two more to fix the hotend to the new carriage, you also need two nuts.
  • Print the pieces of the design

Very important: The pieces are designed to use an E3D of 62 mm lenght, if you use anothe one, the layer fan could not make its work properly.

You can see bellow a calibration cube:

Cubo Anet Eje X

Original E3D v6 full metal

I have bought the hotend o a massive purchase organised on SpainLabs

I also bought a hardened steel nozzle, bout the price of it is very expensive.

When you mount it, you can feel the quality of its components. There are some details that I  love:

  • Molex connectors fot the fan and the thermistor, that allow a quick replace in case of issue.
  • Thermistor cartridge, is very good to forget the scare to put the thermistor out of place in the middle of a print.
  • PTFE clip holder, say goodbye to the neumatic plugs that are broken easily.

 

Anet E3d

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New extruder: Bondtech BMG

Today I am going to show you a new improvement for Anet E-10, Bondtech BMG extruder.

I bought the extruder on a massive purchase orgnised by SpainLabs with the collaboration of 3dfilamento.es.

The purchase

This was the first time that I  participated on a masive purchase, and I love this way of buying.

The process was very easy, you must sign on on the purchase forum and after that a discount coupon were sent to the people that signed on.

Juan from 3filamento.es is a very kind person and it was a pleasure treating with him.

The package arrived to Madrid two days before than the expected delivery date, but due to the transport company the delivery was not made on the day that is supposed to be. Continue reading

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My first design – Support for mounting E3D v6 on Anet E-10

First of all I am crazy about E3D v6 hotend. For this reason, after watching the stock hotend mounted on the Anet E-10, I decided to design my first piece for 3D Printing.

What software have you used?

To design this object I used Tinkercad, that is a tool developed by Autodesk , is very easy to use and is cloud base, so you do not need to install any software on you computer.

The main idea of this software is to merge simple objects to create more complex things.

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Marlin setup for Anet E-10

As I wrote you on a previous post, today I am going to show how I made Marlin setup for my Anet E-10 modified printer.

What I need to put Marlin on my printer?

First of all, you need Arduino IDE, I use currently version 1.8.5 and you can download it here.

Another important thing you need is Marlin, and you can download it here. Setup explained below this lines is related to 1.1.6 version.

In my case, because I use a big LCD screen I also need U8GLib to setup the screen, and you can find it here. Continue reading

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Electronics change on Anet E-10

After checking that stock electronics on Anet is not good enough for me, I have used a GT2560 motherbard to substitute the stock mainboard.

Why you want to change electronics?

As you can see on the image below, Anet board only comes with one potenciometer to control stepper drivers.

Electronics Anet

This causes, for example, that you cannot set the intensity for the extruder motor, and this is the main cause of loosing steps. Continue reading

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Anet E-10: First printings

After the previous post about the asembly of Anet E-10, today I am writeing a new post about the first printings that I have made.

Anet E-10 start up

The start up was vey simple comparing with the delta one. Hotbed leveling is very easy with this kind of printers.

I have some problems to put the filament inside the hotend, but once that it was inside the printer works perfectly.

The printer comes with Cura and Repetier software inside the included pen drive incluido, but I use Simplify 3D and I found a profile for the Anet on internet, and I have used it.

Another thing that surprised me is the fault of a firmware to update the motherboard, because the siftware is already installed on it.

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