• 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.

    Continue reading

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  • Marlin´s linear advance – Step by step

    Recently I have read a lot about this feature of Marlin, Linear Advance, so I am going to show you what I have learnt some days ago.

    What linear advance is?

    Is a very interesting feature of Marlin, that maintain constant the pressure inside the nozzle.

    Ok, and what is the meaning of that?

    As the pressure is constant, the change of speed during the printing does not affect to the quality of it, so the critical areas are pinted better. You will see a huge difference, specially on the corners.

    Another good thing, is that you have well configured this feature, the jerk is not important if you use Marlin 1.1.x, and you can print faster withour loosing quality on your prints.

    The last advantage is that the dimensional accuracy is increased a lot. Continue reading

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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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