This is a upgrade mod to eliminate the front and back y-frame plates along with the cheap idler bracket and wimpy y-motor bracket.
This mod gives you stronger y motor bracket and a better idler tension .
Also changes the belt path to be perfectly aligned and closer to the bed.
And the y motor now sits outside of the frame area making it easier to align your belt.
there are 2 mod versions to choose from.
1 - azza z brace version with both types of feet.
2 - SWD2 rear mounted z brace.
I only uploaded the parts i modded and created.
The rest of the parts for the z braces can be found here:
azza z brace: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:921948
SWD2 rear z brace: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2391089
2020 Y frame upgrade Hardware needed:
2x-- 180mm 2020 extrusions
22x-- M5x6mm or M5x8mm
22x-- M5 tnut
5x-- M5x20mm ( 2 for belt guide-- 2 for bed belt bracket-- 1 for idle tensioner )
5x-- M5 nut ( 2 for belt guide-- 2 for bed belt bracket-- 1 for idle tensioner )
2x-- M4x10mm (for bed belt bracket ) -- (M4x8mm should work for stock y plate )
2x-- M4 nut (for bed belt bracket )
1x-- 8mmx40mm rod (or cut 40mm off a M8 bolt )
1x-- M3x16mm (for idle tensioner )
1x-- M3 nut (for idle tensioner )
2x-- M3 set screws (to lock down the m8x40mm rod for idle tensioner )
4x-- set screws to lock down y rods ( use original ones from your 3D printer )
4x-- M3x6mm ( for Y stepper motor )
6x-- Ball Bearing 625 2RS 5x16x5 ( 4 for belt guide-- 2 for idle tensioner )
6x-- 1mm Precision Shim ( 4 for belt guide-- 2 for idle tensioner )
1x-- new GT2 belt (For new stepper motor position and belt routing)
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