Wanhao D9 Bed upgrade

The Wanhao Y axis ‘bed’ is known to be a little flimsy,

It’s made from pressed, welded steel sheet just under 1mm thick and notably flexes when adjusting the levelling springs

Some closeups below….

My new plan – Create a new Bed / Carriage with some suitably cut Aluminium from this bloke on ebay – 4mm thick and 325 x 325mm for just over £13, bargain!.

Once cut, this should be stiffer and more importantly, lighter than the existing carriage as shown below…….

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-Sheet-1mm-1-2mm-1-5mm-2mm-3mm-4mm-1050H14-S1BH4-Various-Sizes/271210657802

1 bed

2bed
When tightning, this black part can often bend, it’s only 1mm thick!
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Exposed bed – it looks ‘deep’ from the front, but the ‘wings’ on the sides are flimsy and flex with levelling

Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...5 years now we’ve been Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

6 thoughts on “Wanhao D9 Bed upgrade”

    1. Hi, I don’t have one. If you can measure up yours, I’ll happily knock up an adaptor for you in fusion360 for a small fee 🙂 have already done a few for the 500’s and have some happy customers

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      1. Thanks for the offer, but i’ve just brought 340x340x4mm plate, will just xfer the holes and drill.
        What do you use for slicing?
        I’m using Cura for Wanhao Beta 2 (V1.1) and find it much better than Cura 3/4.1

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  1. I’m using Cura 3.4.1 still! – haven’t really had time or inclination to bother setting up anything later 🙂 – the stock wanhao build plate is 325×325 on the D9-300, the 400 will be closer to 410×410 i’d imagine – which means your 340×340 will be a bit too small as the thumbscrew parts are almost in the corners!

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      1. Wow! Seems it’s the same size as the D9-300 bed.
        Show some closeups of the stock carriages, are they the same size as the 300 also!?
        Could be the same hole spacings also.

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