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Ender 3 Anti Snag Endcap

by Nerys Jun 1, 2018
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Here is a friction bolt for anyone who doesn't want to drill into the aluminum: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3624459

Friction Bolt for Ender 3 Anti-Snag End Cap/ Extruded Aluminum

It fit a little too lose, so I heated 2 of the pins a little with a lighter and squished em. Now it sits tight.

Hello, is it compatible with the Ender 3 Pro?
It seems to me that the axis is bigger than on the classic ender 3
Thank you

I'm curious about this as well

no, the size of the axis is the same as on the classic ender 3. it is therefore compatible.

yes its the same size 40x40 rail.

Thank you for this beautiful object.

i love the design, but wondering why you didn't have extruding threads like the existing cover, im not one for having to drill into the frame, woulda been nice to have it clip in, I can glue it to existing or find screws and drill etc... pondering, but still good unsnagging design, maybe if you could do a revised version that would be cool

I tried printing them but they always just come out too delicate. works when its a "cap" but when its something like this with that much leverage it just snaps right off.

I tapped one on my ender 3 but the rest I said screw it and just hot glued them on :-)

I'm trying to currently make some 3d bolts to fit, if it doesnt work, then hot glue it is

I was very supprised not to find threads at the printer part, so I just glued it on the cover and it is fine as well ;-)

Same. Used superglue. shrug Works well. :)

Seattle Seahawks fan? Because that's what the profile looks like. lol

No not really into watching sports I enjoy playing them when I was younger but not watching them

I guess you could say I might be an Eagles fan since I live near Philadelphia but I don't really care either way

Now I'm going to have to look up the Seahawks logo to see what it looks like Kiss :-)

What is the size in cm of the extrusion that the cap bolts on to?
I am asking this because I did not get my printer yet and I made a remix to this part to just bolt
on the X of the extrusion .

what bolt did you use for putting this on. my ends do not seem to be tapped for a bolt to go in them

M5 I used a Dremel to core out the whole just a little bit and then I use the wrench to force an M5 bolt into it basically using an M5 bolt as a tap I have an M5 tap somewhere but I can't find it :-)

I resolved this issue by placing my control box higher. Your design now opens up more placement options for the control box. I like your simple but useful design. I may redesign something similar using a 45 degree flat line slope and/or a 30 degree flat line slope (if it isn't too protrusive) to see which works better. Great idea though!

I never thought about it for other printers but yeah it would work for those two :-) I made this for my Ender 3 which doesn't have a separate control box but those cables are just long enough to snag on that Extrusion :-) I've had it yank my extruder cable out of the extruder motor on more than one occasion

I've only had my ender 4 days but right off I could see a problem with the cable snagging.
I made one "improvement" if you will, I made another for the other side so it's balanced. LOL

I used a M5 tap in my battery power drill and it took longer to find the tap then it did to tap the 2 holes.