7 Printable Modifications of Anet ET4 3D Printer

7 Printable Modifications of Anet ET4 3D Printer

Anyone can be a maker to modify an Anet 3D printer for personal requirement. Today we’ll share 7 tips on the modification of an Anet ET4 3D printer from an 84 years old senior GAIGUANT Gérard in France.

 

In May 2020, the old senior GAIGUANT Gérard got an ANET ET4 printer as a birthday present from his family. Encouraged by quick installation and easy to use features of the ET4 3D printer, he decided to go further and learned Fusion 360, a CAD software, and the Slicer Cura by himself. After several weeks of getting familiar with 3D printing, he carried out several modifications on the Anet ET4 3D printer.

 

It’s said never too old to learn. Let’s see what he did and learn from him how these modifications work.

 

1.Z Axis Housing

 

Finding the Z axis moves a little bit while printing, the old senior added a printed plastic housing (see picture 1) on the top to block the movement and secure the Z axis tight.

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Designer: GAIGUANT Gérard

 

2.Filament Guide

 

The filament tends to come out of the spool a little twisted anyhow. And to avoid this, he mounted a filament guide (see picture 2) onto the spool bracket and at the top of the printer frame.

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Designer: GAIGUANT Gérard

 

3.Print Bed Wire Support Holder

 

The print bed moves continuously while printing. The wiring for the print bed moves accordingly and friction happens. To avoid wiring wearing or breakage in long duration 3D printing, he built a wiring support holder (see picture 3) to the side of the ET4 3D printer. This holder surely works to support the wiring without touching the print bed.

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Designer: GAIGUANT Gérard

 

4.Baking Paper

 

The old senior occasionally found that putting a parchment paper (see picture 4) on the print bed also helps easy 3D printing. 

 

One day, while he was waiting for the build sheet which was ordered online, and it didn’t come. The idea came out suddenly of his head, and he decided to use instead a baking paper which is commonly used in a kitchen on a glass try. He set nozzle temperature to 220 ° and print bed temperature to 70 ° for the Anet ET4 3D printer. And then started printing and surprisingly found the printed parts can be easily taken off from the paper with a slight shoveling on the edge at first and then finger nails can do the rest. Since then, he decided to use a parchment paper on the print bed.

 

5.Lift Feet

 

In order to avoid overheating, the old senior additionally mount four feet (see picture 5) at the bottom to lift the Anet ET4 3D printer higher for more space for air circulation to improve heat dissipation.

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Designer: GAIGUANT Gérard

 

6.Additional Print Bed Ventilation Fan

 

To further enhance heat dissipation, the old man added a 12V fan ventilator (see picture 6) with a conical vault design to the side of the print bed.

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Designer: GAIGUANT Gérard

 

7.Led Lamps

 

To improve the brightness while using the 3D printer, he glued two 12V LED lamps with double sided tape onto the top of the frame. These lamps certainly bring good views on printing process.

 

 

That’s all the printable modifications were done by an old but creative France senior and thanks to Mr G. Gaiguant for sharing this helpful information about the modification of Anet ET4 3D printer. Hopefully, these tips will help you in the future use of an Anet ET4 3D printer.

 

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