How important is this piece ?
By - kingykrngy
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.
Oh ok thanks. Also not a troll question
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
No no i do have one i just removed it to make space for the extruder motor
The direct drivinator doesn't require this. You need to reduce your max z, or you need to print a better design.
>The Direct Drivinator
Ease it up, Dr. Doof
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!
If that's what you want, you need an Ender Extender kit or something.
Just get a direct drive bracket that mounts the motor at a 90 degree angle..
Everything is better if you have the nuts to do it.
Also would add support
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
Under rated comment right here lol
Haha, awesome, but true.
That is a carpet.
And this the most important part you want to have soft printing time while watching your 3d printer laying next to it.
This dude be fucking his printer?
You have to?
I think you mean you get to.
HOLD YOUR GROUND
Eat your ass!
I respectfully disagree. It is a rug!
glad I'm not the only one lol
And an afghan at that, posh little Hampstead c*nt! (Ricky Gervais - humanity)
The answer I guess is "how well do you want it to work?"
Good i guess
Then you probably want the piece.
How important are your legs?
Not as important as my toes
Your big toe is pretty important to balance on your legs tho
Your toes are completely worthless if you have no legs...
Not with the right training
And just what would those highly trained toes be attached to...
Don't worry about it.
Well now I'm really worried lol
Not necessarily! You could have your feet sewn back on to your hips and walk around like E.T.
Very important though, you need to kill fitty men first, oddly crucial detail.
Tell that to people with rotationplasty
They still have their legs...
Again, if you have NO legs, not partial legs, not legs reattached, but no legs at all...
Lmfao. Is this for real?
Your name is my reply
Now this is a reply.
If you've lost it, just print another one :)
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.
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.
You also took a vertical screenshot of a landscape image. How do you sleep at night?
Burn the heretic!
Order a piece of 2040 and be done with it
I do have one i just removed it
If it’s a genuine question highly important. Squares your entire gantry. If you want additional height these kits can be purchased
It's an Ender. If it wasn't important you can guarantee Creality wouldn't pay to include it in the box.
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 ?
If the lost height bothers you, replace the rails with longer ones. 30 bucks...
Ill think about it thanks!
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.
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
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.
Why dont you print the bltouch friendly mount for the other side. Losing so much of the mesh like that
I might just do that thanks!
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.
Aluminum extrusions are cheap
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.
How much do you need your spine?
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?
U got it
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.
Does a house need Laos bearing walls? That’s how important it is.
Walls that can hold up an entire country??
To be fair as important as any other piece in your 3D printer
Please, crop your pics
A stick and some tape would work
Send it dude
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.
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.
It’s more like… a car without structural integrity.
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.