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…….
Well, the MGN12H linear rail carriages fit into the new carriage adaptors I quickly knocked up in Tinkercad perfectly!
And, don’t they look lovely in Purple (great filament from 3D Filaprint)
Now, to dismantle the printer and see if the print bed tray fits…………
That’s the problem with printing stuff to upgrade a printer, iterating takes time and stuff gets dismantled waaay too much! I need a second printer :-p
fairly quick one here…..
Make sure your bed rails are parallel by slackening one screw and manually moving the bed……………..
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