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Anet A8 Build - Z Axis Rods

Posted by ThirdD 
Anet A8 Build - Z Axis Rods
November 06, 2016 07:59PM
Hello, New here and to 3d printing, I have the Anet A8 Prusa i3 clone. everything with the build was find except the Z Rods that are the "Screw" rods dont reach to the top holes so they lean inward. Did I do something wrong or can I order longer ones?
Re: Anet A8 Build - Z Axis Rods
November 07, 2016 02:08PM
That's by design and fine to start with - if the rods are straight, at least. Having those attached to the frame on both ends may actually worsen Z performance of the printer. You can look into Z wobble issues should you have any but if the rods are straight and movement along the Z axis is smooth you can leave it as is. The lack of frame rigidity is a bigger issue with those printers.

If your leadscrew (precision rods) are bent they would be best replaced by straight ones.
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