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Frame brace with y axis motor mount for Anet A8

by ykimhi May 28, 2017
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Hi sir, do you use support to print this? how much the fill?

30% infill. did not use support

Does this affect Y Axis travel length, or does it place the stepper in the original location?

It place the stepper in the original location,

Yes, as the last poster mentioned, the holes don't line up perfect on the frame towards to front.Purchased my A8 in March of 2018.
This is a really good mod but it seems the Anet company just drills two holes and they never checks for accuracy. I had to drill and it was tough but I made it work and it seems to have actual helped in stabilizing prints.

15 hour print, at %50 infill. Well worth the filament.

Hi, like one of the other comments mentioned, the hole on the back does not line up with hole in the frame. My measurements of the misalignment are different from the previous comment though. When looking at the brace from the front of the machine, the back hole of the brace is 5mm too far to the left. Would you be able to upload a .step file maybe? This could be a quick fix but seems like everyone's measurements might be different.

Works on an Anet bought at start of 2018, thanks

I prefer this version due to the poor construction of the acrylic mount for the motor I had shipped, so having the motor mounted was nice. Came out perfectly first try and fit very snug. This plus the front y-brace had resolved all my Y axis ghosting and I'm in love with how well the printer is printing now.

Printed at:

.16mm Layer Height
40% Infill

35mm p/sec
80mm p/sec infill

Good file. printing in s3d. 30% infill, .3 layer, few supports. 138g, 6h 10m print time on anet a8

16.20 hour print time stock a8. 30% infill, support everywhere, 158g. Cura 3.3.1

Impressive bridge that I got lucky with.
Got a pic of the results with cura?

I see our settings and time was close. Cool!

good thing i have my own wood shop, keep taking this thing back and forth to my table saw to make it fit XD, upon closer inspection of the photos it is very clear that i have a different frame, but i just cant throw out this big hunk of plastic XD

Hello, does it work for Anet A6 bought late 2017?


I dont think it will fit. A6 has a different frame, but i did not try it...

Hi nice work so far, but i have one question, it did came out nearly perfect, it fits and works for what its designed.. but i have the late 2017 Modell and the back hole dont seem to be at the same position as before, the hole is a cm to the left on my model and i had to cut the parts that fits under the frame, it was 3mm to high. The print was perfect so i dont believe its a software or hardware problem. Could there be something i dont know = ? The Screw holes where all perfect aligned.

I don't know why they keep changing the frame, i guess it a new version.
I know other said the the hole is not aligned, but not by cm, it was 2-3mm
The 3 mm height issue is something that is harder to fix after print... If you send me picture with measurements I can upload new model (late 2017 :))

Awesome file.. Just got done printing.. It came out great on my second try. The first round the edge was outside the parimeters of the heat bed.. so I had to cancel it after the first few layers.. but that was my bad for not catching it in Cura. Biggest thing I've made so far. It was a long print.. I was bummed that I didn't get to witness the bridge. My printer performed it perfectly, but I totally missed it sleeping. lol

Thanks again.. will post pics when installed.

hi, nice work, % infil?

I printed it with 30%

Is there any way to know whether this will fit my model? Are there any parts on the printer to measure?

Would this model only fit on the may 2017 model?

Would be the sketchup data also available ?

I dont have real scatch.
This is a remix. I started from stl of the source part and used "part wb" in freecad to modify it.

Yo bruz, can i install this without having to pull any of the frame apart? Will it just slip/clip in from the bottom?

no, you must release the back plate.