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BlackDogCarbonFiber

Ultimate Frame bracing, Anet A8 and more

by BlackDogCarbonFiber Oct 15, 2018
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There is NO "thing" that will stabilize your Anet A8 keep the vibrations out... 'cept for this.

I've tried every single brace, the "Hulk Brace", corner braces, etc... everything! Then I found this!

After installing, there is ABSOLUTELY NO MOVEMENT or VIBRATION is any of the X/Y axis'. For your ANET A8, this is the only thing your need to print out. I've removed all other modes, brackets, braces, etc. and only have this Ultimate Frame installed, and honestly, it IS the ultimate brace.

Yeah, I could had swapped it out with a new frame, but I bought the Anet A8 and want to keep it as original as posible. The brace is a bit sightly, and takes up more space, but I am in no way regretting taking the time to print and install this thing. I don't regret having to buy the threaded rods, taking the time to hacksaw through it, and spend more money because i'm glad that my Anet is finally solid.

Trash ALL of your other braces, and print this bad boy out. It's crazy. Actually, gonna reprint the JAG rear and front brace, as that should help in squaring up Y.

I'm using a 24x24 3/4" MDF board, which is solid. Did not carbon fiber it, but may later. I will go back and reprint everything as I printed it as a "draft", but its working and want to have a nicer finish now.

After installing, it will tweak overall frame a bit, so make sure you relevel your bed.

Ok, I lied. I still have the corner braces installed (pink, yuk) and will keep it installed. It does NOT help much in solidfying your Anet. It's amazing that such well thought out pieces don't help in the overall scheme. This thing, the Ultimate Brace... does exactly what you've been looking for.

Hi guys...
Well, I got to the end of phase #02 regarding upgrading my anet machine and was quite happy with it aesthetically, but after reducing the vibration down by dampening it with these printed feet, I soon realized I'd messed up by adding them! grgrgr.... My prints are terrible and it shows throughout, so I'm gonna have to take them back off to regain stability in the machine. I'm still getting used to all of this tinkering, but 9 months down the line and I'm sick of all of the teething problems I still run into. But overall, I have learned a huge amount and am almost ready to take this machine to the next level phase #03. But before I do, I've seen your mods and realized that this is exactly what I will need to do to my machine, so thanks for posting. Will incorporate both collections of parts to my own and now I can use Tinkercad, I will probably customize the parts to my own specifications as I did notice, that some of my existing upgrades will obstruct the supporting rods. So, I will need to think about that too whilst I am sorting it out. I was going to call the next upgrade (phase #03) 'The Anet-A/Squared, but it's hardly a square if I use your triangular design mods, so I think I will skip that idea and just refer to it as phase #03. After this, it's time to build my own machine because of all the tweaking this machine needs to reach a decent and competent level, plus I still need a machine to be able to print the parts I will need in the future!
so thanks again to you both... I'm looking forward to increasing the speed too as well as increasing the bed size to 200x500mm. ;-)
All I can say is, watch this space, as I will be uploading some of the printed parts that I have either custom designed or simply designed as a novelty for this machine and for myself.
Pictures are of the frikkin vibration dampener that I placed under my machine, which works brilliantly, but they also allow the A8-frame to twist, so I will have to place them (under) the baseboard next when I've done the modifications to your custom design. And I only added them to avoid my neighbor below from complaining she could hear it printing through the hard floor.....
The link is for the vibration dampener if you are interested in them??? I didn't use tennis balls, I reduced them down in scale and used rubber bouncy balls 27mm diameter instead hehe......
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3066622
Watch this space......... https://www.thingiverse.com/Monosscema/about

Vibration and Noise dampener

Thanks! Your printer is coming along great!

Installed this on my nearly stock standard A8 and it made a huge difference. Can now print at almost 2 x the speed . Thanks for all your hard work.
PS. I moved the front braces to the back as they were in my way a bit. Still works well.

I agree, faster print speed quality is double the quality. I found the front braces were in the way slightly too so this option to replace the left and right top pieces might work better for some people. Be sure to post your make too.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3170756

Ultimate Frame Brace, Anet a8 (no drilling needed)

Lordy, that's a lot of all-thread! Honestly, I am considering sourcing some turnbuckle/swaged tubing from the circle track crowd instead.

Scored a deal on red Hatchbox, didja?

Nice work, some of this may end up on my CR10.