Wanhao duplicator i3 Aluminium composit Heated Bed Support, Y carriage Plate reviews
5 reviews for Wanhao duplicator i3 Aluminium composit Heated Bed Support, Y carriage Plate
Big improvement over stock plateBy Cilia Jarrod June 26, 2017 04:34
I didn't realize how bent and bowed my stock plate was until I removed it and placed it on a flat surface. This plate is lighter, flatter and more rigid making it a great upgrade. One thing to note is that I found that the stock screws only just fit the bearing housings, however the screws that attach to the Y belt bracket were not long enough and needed to be replaced with longer screws (luckily I had some spare screws that worked). In future it would be great if you could include a set of appropriate length screws in this package.
Definitely a recommended upgrade for the Wanhao i3By Michel Kremer June 24, 2017 17:18
The original y carriage plate that comes with the Wanhao i3 is flimsy and, at least for me, was bent from factory. On my original plate, leveling the bed left me with a very loose screw on the back left. With this plate, all of these problems are gone and it's much easier to level the bed. It's also a lot stiffer and lighter than the original. So all in all, a huge and very affordable upgrade that I definitely recommend everyone to do on their machine.
Much lighter while much stiffer than originalBy Mich Bockt June 15, 2017 21:48
I just upgraded my Wanhao i3 plus with this support.
While I was on it I also changed from the standard bearings to IGUS bearings.
First of all the support itself is 96 grams lighter than the original while being much stiffer. Together with the IGUS bearings and 3 instead of 4 bearings attached, it reduces the total weight by 133 grams.
The assembly I fairly easy and done in about an hour. Holes are where they have to be and everything fits really well!
Needless to say: The benchy I printed right after the upgrade was the nicest one I managed to print so far!
No vibrations... Easier bed leveling... Stiff... and light!
I highly recommend this upgrade!
Reduces vibrations, makes adjustments easierBy Sakva Denys May 20, 2017 01:34
Surprisingly stiff. The sandwich (Al-Plastic foam-Al-Plastic foam-Al) technology makes new bed really resistant to vibrations. I reduced all sorts of resonances and my printer is now significantly quieter. Also made bed height adjustments much smoother. I'm nor sure why, though. As new bed has higher heights the springs operate at higher tension making a whole bed overall stiffer. I didn't have to drill or modify anything - it was a drop-in replacement. Also, a bag of new longer bolts was a nice (and useful) touch. Recommended product!
Great upgradeBy Olsson Hans-Olof October 8, 2016 22:31
I got this to replace the thin, flimsy stock plate on my wanhao i3.
Its very rigid and has improved surface quality of my prints. It should also work for Monoprice Maker select, which is a rebranded Wanhao. I drilled out the corner holes with a 3.8mm drill bit and inserted some brass eyelets, which made the height-adjustment smoother. I also drilled holes for the stock belt-bracket. I used aluminum bearing-blocks, and needed to open up the holes for them. Easily done. All dimensions for holes etc are very accurate. Recommended!