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I recently purchased an Ender2 3D printer for around $200 and it's working amazing well!
Still learning how to fine tune all the settings.

Here's the mods that I've been making.



Belt Tensioner remixed and inspired by fooyabt

 A 8mm diameter brass tube was cut to length and used to hold the bearings in place.  The small washes where used on the X-axis belt tensioner to keep the bearing centre. 

A 8mm diameter brass tube was cut to length and used to hold the bearings in place. 
The small washes where used on the X-axis belt tensioner to keep the bearing centre. 

 Slide them into place.

Slide them into place.

 The Creality Ender-2 with my belt tensioners and a few other mods, that I'll update here later.

The Creality Ender-2 with my belt tensioners and a few other mods, that I'll update here later.

 Place the brass tube through the bearing.

Place the brass tube through the bearing.

 I designed my version to give a lot more slack on the belt to make it easier to adjust things.

I designed my version to give a lot more slack on the belt to make it easier to adjust things.

 With this set up it's much easier to get the wheels under the build plate, that often become loose after a few prints.

With this set up it's much easier to get the wheels under the build plate, that often become loose after a few prints.

Here are the files.


Cura-PLA-Profile.jpg

Here's my Cura profile for the Ender-2, based of Nerys.


Cura-Vase-Profile.jpg

Here's my Vase profile, turned out beutifully for this vase that I designed.


This is by far my favourite upgrade and was totally unexpected. I purchased some Anet A8 Nozzles. I'm not sure if it was just because they are new clean nozzles or just better made then what comes with the Ender-2, but there was a noticble improvement in print quality.

Anet-A8-04-Nozzle-Upgrade.jpg
04-Nozzle-Change-on-Ender-2.jpg
04-Nozzle-Upgrade-Print-Quality.jpg
Ender-2-Print-Quality.jpg

Filament-Guide-with-PTFE-tube.jpg

I download and printed this filament guide from Thingiverse, works great to stop the 1.75mm filament from rubbing on the Z-rod. However it made this squeky sound, so I used a short peice of PTFE tubing in the hole and now it runs smooth and quiet.

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