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How important is this piece ?

How important is this piece ?

oddityboxkeeper

That's the infinite Z mod.... But to answer your question if this isn't a troll, very important if you want to make anything dimensionally accurate or aesthetically pleasing.


kingykrngy

Oh ok thanks. Also not a troll question


Dr_P_Nessss

Are you buying one without? You can find it for fairly cheap on AliExpress or even just make your own with a piece of steel bar, just drill the holes and get some nuts


kingykrngy

No no i do have one i just removed it to make space for the extruder motor


EveningMoose

The direct drivinator doesn't require this. You need to reduce your max z, or you need to print a better design.


Mister-Seer

>The Direct Drivinator Ease it up, Dr. Doof


kingykrngy

Im aware its just i find it a waste of cm so i want to extend the z other than lowering the z max. Thanks for the comment tho!


ImShyBeKind

If that's what you want, you need an Ender Extender kit or something.


Stiggan2k

Just get a direct drive bracket that mounts the motor at a 90 degree angle..


Ivana_Twinkle

Everything is better if you have the nuts to do it.


USofAThrowaway

Also would add support


tileman1440

Basically yes its important it helps keep it all square and stops your z axis extrusions from moving and if you are printing faster you will notice layer shifts. If a cheap Chinese company include it you can rest assured you need it xD


scopefragger

Under rated comment right here lol


kingykrngy

Noted thanks!


DarkRider_85

Haha, awesome, but true.


SaltMineSpelunker

That is a carpet.


marshmallowfudge

And this the most important part you want to have soft printing time while watching your 3d printer laying next to it.


SaltMineSpelunker

… This dude be fucking his printer?


acestins

You don't?


SaltMineSpelunker

You have to?


acestins

I think you mean you get to.


WaitingToBeTriggered

HOLD YOUR GROUND


SaltMineSpelunker

Eat your ass!


kingykrngy

Indeed is


gamble11

I respectfully disagree. It is a rug!


stout365

glad I'm not the only one lol


LT_InZane

And an afghan at that, posh little Hampstead c*nt! (Ricky Gervais - humanity)


LambastingFrog

The answer I guess is "how well do you want it to work?"


kingykrngy

Good i guess


LambastingFrog

Then you probably want the piece.


CheesecakeParking301

How important are your legs?


kingykrngy

Not as important as my toes


Christoxz

Your big toe is pretty important to balance on your legs tho


sureal42

Your toes are completely worthless if you have no legs...


rushingkar

Not with the right training


sureal42

And just what would those highly trained toes be attached to...


LuckyCharmsNSoyMilk

Don't worry about it.


sureal42

Well now I'm really worried lol


TyRao

Not necessarily! You could have your feet sewn back on to your hips and walk around like E.T.


wassup202X

Very important though, you need to kill fitty men first, oddly crucial detail.


awheam

Tell that to people with rotationplasty


sureal42

They still have their legs... Again, if you have NO legs, not partial legs, not legs reattached, but no legs at all...


imbaddatthis

Lmfao. Is this for real?


kingykrngy

Your name is my reply


Geez_Louise90

Now this is a reply.


sonicstreak

If you've lost it, just print another one :)


MiKLMadness

Extremely


LarkReverb

What's wrong with experimenting? Do some prints and see if everything is fine. I mean, it is a vital piece of the frame that's missing so you might have X/Z issues visible in your print. Also, I love that you shared a screenshot of the image instead of...the image.


kingykrngy

I didnt print anything like that so imma try it and see what happens. Also i drew on the image and took a screenshot for some reason lol.


rushingkar

You also took a vertical screenshot of a landscape image. How do you sleep at night?


Dr_P_Nessss

Absolute psychopath


Shdwdrgn

Burn the heretic!


Raccooninja

Very.


rickrat

Order a piece of 2040 and be done with it


kingykrngy

I do have one i just removed it


VersedHG

If it’s a genuine question highly important. Squares your entire gantry. If you want additional height these kits can be purchased


awesome357

It's an Ender. If it wasn't important you can guarantee Creality wouldn't pay to include it in the box.


kingykrngy

I removed the upper piece because i installed a direct drive and it removed a few cm from the top so will i face some problems by removing the top piece ?


oddityboxkeeper

If the lost height bothers you, replace the rails with longer ones. 30 bucks... https://www.reddit.com/r/3dprintingdeals/comments/puoveb/amazon_3499_zaxis_extension_kit_increase_from/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


kingykrngy

Ill think about it thanks!


oddityboxkeeper

You can reinstall that brace and adjust your z height max in your slicer or firmware. If it is 5mm higher now you can print 295mm instead of 300. With the top installed.


Ngtrb

If you need that few cm so much to remove the rail, I reckon you should print a different direct drive mount 😂, many designs have the motor in front. Like this on https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3386628


AHPhotographer25

Literally anything that is strong and is the right length will do. A piece of angle iron drilled and bolted in the right spots would be enough.


thomas5g5

Why dont you print the bltouch friendly mount for the other side. Losing so much of the mesh like that


kingykrngy

I might just do that thanks!


Borkery

you know..... after careful consideration and much staring at my own printers. i THINK you could get away with running your printer without that bar and it still would remain square and true.


davidarmenphoto

Aluminum extrusions are cheap


Troutrageously

Pretty important


CaseFace5

Probably gonna get a lot of inconsistencies in your prints without that top brace. It kinda keeps the whole z and x movement stable. You want your printer to be as solid as possible.


kingykrngy

Gotcha. thanks


Jono-churchton

very


CunningDruger

How much do you need your spine?


d9church

Just for curiosities sake, can we get an eventual update on how things went like this? I'm kinda curious. I'm wondering if you could print some minor extensions to regain your z-axis height without sacrificing stability?


kingykrngy

U got it


Miserable-Promotion8

I get why you took it off, wouldn't recommend it tho. Get some 2040 extrusions and get them cut to 60cm and the holes drilled and tapped, it will give you around +15cm of printing height and it's fairly cheap and easy to do.


McNasty1304

Does a house need Laos bearing walls? That’s how important it is.


curtmcd

Walls that can hold up an entire country??


darth_terryble

To be fair as important as any other piece in your 3D printer


Jacek3k

Please, crop your pics


5004534

A stick and some tape would work


WeekendQuant

Send it dude


swordfish45

Honestly, you can tell us. I think it will work as long as the uprights are reasonably parallel on their own. The fame may not be as still which can create wierd issues.


pixie_wrangler_

Meh, if you just print basic stuff and don't care about tolerances it should be fine. People saying otherwise dont have a brain. its like a car without a hood. yes it runs, but everyone has something to say about it.


makmillion

It’s more like… a car without structural integrity.


pixie_wrangler_

You prove my point. Do you not tighten the bolts? the bottom bolts are plenty to hold the vertical structure straight enough for stock speeds. They make printers with a single Z. you could literally print missing the top and right pieces.


leoheck

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