Do you have trouble leveling the Ender 3 bed or keeping it leveled? Traditional 4-point leveling can actually deform the heated bed, causing it to bend and twist out of shape.
The Modular Ender 3 Y-Carriage Plate Upgrade corrects this problem. Using our unique bar design, an additional mounting point is created that makes 3-point leveling possible on the stock Ender 3 heated bed. It take far less time to level and will maintain a flat printing surface longer than before.
The Ender 3 Y-Carriage Plate Upgrade Kit is a drop-in replacement and includes all necessary hardware for the conversion. Please check Upgrade the Y-Carriage Plate for Ender 3 Guide for installation details.
Ender-3 Y Carriage Features
- 3mm thick brushed aluminum plate
- Compatible with Creality Ender 3, Ender 3 Pro, and Ender 3 V2
- Perfectly flat, rigid surface for leveling the heated bed
- Supports both 3 and 4-Point bed leveling adjustments
- Additional M4x0.7 threaded holes for mounting 3D printed add-ons.
The Ender-3 Y Carriage Plate provides a modular platform, where 3D printed attachments such as cameras, handle bars and more can be mounted. We have published several example designs that you can print right now.
GoPro Camera Mount and Handle Bar
The Camera Mount is perfect for timelapse videos or live streaming on Octoprint. Designed to fit GoPro cameras, it mounts to the Modular Ender-3 Y Carriage Plate, using the standard GoPro frame mount and fixed tilt screw.
Full Width Handle Bar
Based on the popular Ender-3 Bed Handle, this design has been adapted to fit the Modular Ender-3 Y Carriage Plate. The Handle Bar makes it easy to slide the heated bed while it's hot, preventing burns and other injuries during use.
- (1) Aluminum Y Carriage Plate
- (1) Aluminum 3-Point Leveling Bar
- (2) M4x12 Countersunk Head Screws
- (2) M4x0.7 Hex Nuts
- (2) M4 Lock Washers
You should go check out my review on the aluminum bed and heater pad combo, as I forgot which item I was reviewing halfway thru 🤣
Long story short, I can manually level this from completely unaligned in minutes. It took me twice as long (or more) to level my 4 point carriage when it was already setup and merely needed tweaked to proper position. Well worth my time, especially for such a reasonable price!
I'm not sure if GCR recommends replacing the leveling springs with spacers or not, but I'm going to explore it because the carriage and new bed are just so sturdy. Really happy with these!
Will save hours leveling bed. So much easier and flatter than stock.
I bought this a month or so ago and installed it immediately and I can say, without a doubt, this is my favorite upgrade so far. I love the 3 point bed leveling and it makes waaaaay more sense to have it this way. When I bought it, I also purchased some solid rubber bushings to replace my springs and I haven't had to level once since installation. I do check it every time I print and it's been great so far. I'm hoping to upgrade to an Ender 5 plus and I really hope they will have a y-carriage plate for that. To the Gulf team, keep up the good work! I can't wait to get more upgrades from you !
In my experience this does exactly what it claims to do. It works so well that I ditched my BL Touch because it became so easy to level the bed. I think it works particularly well in conjunction with the stronger bed springs to give you a bed that will hold its level for multiple prints without a problem. And to top it all off they have kept the price reasonable, in my opinion. I have two Ender 3's but i only installed this on one of them. But it works so well that I am going to buy another one for my other Ender. I was really skeptical that this would work, but I was completely mistaken.
I second the reviewer that declared that this might be the best upgrade in its price range for the Ender 3.
This combined with Gulfcoast’s build plate is a great upgrade to the Ender 3 v2. Three-point leveling really is a much more intuitive way to level a plane. I leave the back left corner wheel alone, that’s my reference wheel and I only adjust it if I need to. Since I’ve got one fixed coordinate in 3D space handled, leveling becomes a matter of leveling across the Y-axis first by adjusting the front left wheel, and then leveling the X axis with the other knob and.... I’m done.
It takes me no time and all, and I can even afford to be a liiiiittle sloppy with the second adjustment thanks to klipper’s automatic gantry leveling functionality, which can also be used to compensate for a slight bed tilt across the x-axis.
I highly recommend this kind of leveling system in general, I share Gulfcoast Robotics’ enthusiasm about it after just a couple of days using it.
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