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AX8 Anet a8 frame ( AM8 remix )

by MrJean Sep 10, 2017
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The summary mentions m6 nuts while motor holders and rod holders clearly require m4, which is pretty rare on 3030. Difference is too important to drill, need to either order new nuts and screws or reprint all.

How did you paint the extrusions, I'm thinking of painting mine and I'm not sure how to do it.

hi, with this alumium frame dimensions, what is the printing area?

Can anyone convert parts to a 6mm guide groove? My aluminum profiles have 6mm instead of 8mm and I can not assemble it. Unfortunately, I can not edit the parts so well yet: /

I still don't get how to mount the Z aluminum to the Y aluminum. If I'm going to use the corner brackets in the file, there's a bulge in it and it does not sit flush to the aluminum causing it to wobble. And also what is the motor angle adjustment for and where do i put it....

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Thanks for sharing your remix with us, it looks great! And hope you are better from your health problems!!
Is the 3030 Aluminium sturdy and strong enough? I have new T8 lead screws of 400mm instead of the 345mm that I wanted to install on the new setup.

anybody successfully build this printer ? i can use some help and few photos

What help do You need? I made this some time ago and could help.

Im curious if this would work in making the print bed larger say 300mm rather than just the 220? just upscale aluminum parts and all ??

Hi, could you share updated BOM? Thank you in advance.

( Hi , sorry i cant answer right know becouse i have some healt problems , i comming back next week and i going to fix the boom )

I can see that BOM picture is different then the made one from photo. On BOM (b4) is 320, on the actual make it is same as (b3). So which is right :) Also top Z rod/threaded rod holder seems different in Thing files than on the photos.
I suspect you moved the (b3) on top of (b2) not to limit the Z height by the 3030 profile - am I right?

I also read that with AM8 using the normal A8 Y bar of 380m and aluminium profiles (2040 there) makes the Y smaller, so in one design somebedy suggested to extend the Y direction by 20mm (longer rods and b1 profiles). In your case this would be probably extend by 30mm. You didn't notice any Y limitation with the current design?

I'm not the creator of this, but I think I can answer that question :) It is not the same, look at the picture carefully. B3 is between two extrusions, so the total width of that b3 side is 320mm (260 b3 + 30mm from b1 + 30mm from b1). B4 is on top and not between two extrusions, so it needs to have 60mm more.

I hope you understood :P

give me 4 days , when i come home i going to reply all the question , i have healt problem :(

What part did you used to attach Z axis ? its not the same corner bracket and i cannot find it in your files

Can you post more pictures (from the back) ?

SO, Am I correct in seeing that the only difference between this and the AM8 the use of 3030 vs 2040 stock?

Just a note thanking you for your recognition of the original makers. That is nice to see, and not do very often, Thank You!

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In the BOM file we can see the size of extrusion bars but do we have the list on parts to print? i know we have all the files but i don't want to forget to print one part...

When you say nut in the BOM you talk about T-Nuts?
Is this upgrade is fully compatible with anet a8 parts?

Thank you very much

hi , i just use m6 nut ( normal nuts from the local store ) i used to put a little screwdriver for the side to stop moving ( the nuts ) when i screw hard , is like AM8 , just move parts , u can use original anet a8 program or u can upgrade to skynet , but is just move the parts , i dindt buy anything extra for this , i just printed the parts and move from a8 to the ax8 :)

Can you tell me the nut diameter?

good job :) i can't wait to start the cinversion :D

m6 nuts , from the local store :) cheap and easy

Looks nice, if you can make some kind of BOM in future it will be awesome!

there u go , look on files :)

so is this entire frame printed ?

no , is aluminum painted with " Plastidip "