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Modular 3-Point Y Carriage V3 for Creality Ender 3

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  • Compatible with Creality Ender 3, Ender 3 Pro and Ender 3 V2 3D Printers
  • Supports both 3-Point and traditional 4-Point leveling configurations
  • Modular Y carriage platform features additional M4x0.7 threaded holes for mounting printed addons such as timelapse cameras, handle bars and more
  • 3mm thick brushed aluminum plate provides a flat, rigid surface to level against
  • Designed and manufactured by Gulfcoast Robotics
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PRODUCT DETAILS

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 over time.

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 addons.


Modular Addons

 

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

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.

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Full Width Handle Bar

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.

Download STL File

CONTENTS

  • (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

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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R.N.
Maybe the best upgrade in its price range for the Ender 3 series.

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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Anonymous
It was better than Cats.

So, I have a warped bed. I do. Three points did not fix that. I was pretty sure it wouldn't but I gave it a try. Five points and a tenacious tramming procedure did fix things though.

I ended up making the middle mount point a hard mount (no springs, just some lock nuts on opposite sides of the carriage to lock the middle mount point so it never moves. I had previously upgraded to yellow bed springs, which are a must if I may say so, and simply reinstalled the two long bed leveling screws I previously removed for the new carriage install. I now had a stiffener from the kit, a hard mount point and four adjustable points.

I print six "chips" (1mm thick rounder corner 25x25 squares). Four chips are centered over the leveling screws. One chip is dead center of the bed and the final chip is over the hard mount.

I use a micrometer to measure the thickness of each chip and determine the z-offset and total error from the hard-mount chip.

My new z-offset is Current z-offset + (1-{measured Hard Mount thickness})/2

I divide by two to creep up on the z-offset.

I then calculate the degrees I need to turn each hand wheel to raise/lower the bed using:
degrees = ({measured Hard Mount thickness} - {measured corner thickness})*0.7*360

I can usually get my bed within 0.02mm from flat withing 3 or four attempts.

Right now I have one corner at +0.019mm with the bed average at +0.0125mm, or 1/10th of a layer height. It's still 10% error but I can fix that minor error with the initial layer flow multiplier.

The added mount point from the new carriage gives me the ability to stress my warped bed about a fixed point to remove the warp.

As an aside I was able to get the three point system leveled in about a minute but the two unsupported corners would be out. I've had my bed on my surface plate also and know it is concave and sags by about 0.008" (approx 0.2mm). Since my bed is concave using the two screws normally removed for the three point carriage lets me "pull" the concave out.

All in all, I'm very happy with the investment.

A
Anonymous
Machine Quality is Excellent, but it cannot save a cheap printer

The machining quality on the upgrade itself is fantastic. The upgrade however, did little-to-nothing for addressing levelling woes on an Ender 3 Pro. BLTouch ABL + Glass bed + 3-point kit, I thought would be a perfect setup in resolving terrible bed levels, but it just exacerbated the underlying issues. Have not had a successful print in months, this will be in the scrap pile with the rest of it I'm afraid.

More often than not, customers that experience problems like what you've described either have a warped bed or a bent frame. Taking into consideration the upgrades you've listed, it's quite likely that your frame is bent, where this is more common than you might think. If you would like to contact us, we'll be happy to help. It's not difficult or expensive to fix.

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A.G.
The best thing since sliced bread

20 minutes to install and no problems with bed leveling since, in fact today is my 8th day of almost continuous printing without spending any time leveling the bed. Before installing this plate I was spending 1 to 2 hours trying to level the bed with sporadic success. I now love my Ender 3 but, unfortunately I'm now bald. (just kidding) If your on thence about buying this just do it you won't be sorry.

J
J.
Easy to install

This 3 point leveling is great. Easy to install, and quick leveling when needed, even on the fly. Only have had a few days now, and haven't had any issues at all with leveling.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Shipping

Gulfcoast Robotics ships Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The shipping cut-off time is 11 A.M. Eastern Standard. Orders placed after the cut-off time will be shipped the following business day. All orders are fulfilled by our warehouse located in North Port, Florida (US).

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Modular 3-Point Y Carriage V3 for Creality Ender 3

Modular 3-Point Y Carriage V3 for Creality Ender 3

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
80%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
20%
(1)
0%
(0)
R
R.N.
Maybe the best upgrade in its price range for the Ender 3 series.

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.

A
Anonymous
It was better than Cats.

So, I have a warped bed. I do. Three points did not fix that. I was pretty sure it wouldn't but I gave it a try. Five points and a tenacious tramming procedure did fix things though.

I ended up making the middle mount point a hard mount (no springs, just some lock nuts on opposite sides of the carriage to lock the middle mount point so it never moves. I had previously upgraded to yellow bed springs, which are a must if I may say so, and simply reinstalled the two long bed leveling screws I previously removed for the new carriage install. I now had a stiffener from the kit, a hard mount point and four adjustable points.

I print six "chips" (1mm thick rounder corner 25x25 squares). Four chips are centered over the leveling screws. One chip is dead center of the bed and the final chip is over the hard mount.

I use a micrometer to measure the thickness of each chip and determine the z-offset and total error from the hard-mount chip.

My new z-offset is Current z-offset + (1-{measured Hard Mount thickness})/2

I divide by two to creep up on the z-offset.

I then calculate the degrees I need to turn each hand wheel to raise/lower the bed using:
degrees = ({measured Hard Mount thickness} - {measured corner thickness})*0.7*360

I can usually get my bed within 0.02mm from flat withing 3 or four attempts.

Right now I have one corner at +0.019mm with the bed average at +0.0125mm, or 1/10th of a layer height. It's still 10% error but I can fix that minor error with the initial layer flow multiplier.

The added mount point from the new carriage gives me the ability to stress my warped bed about a fixed point to remove the warp.

As an aside I was able to get the three point system leveled in about a minute but the two unsupported corners would be out. I've had my bed on my surface plate also and know it is concave and sags by about 0.008" (approx 0.2mm). Since my bed is concave using the two screws normally removed for the three point carriage lets me "pull" the concave out.

All in all, I'm very happy with the investment.

A
Anonymous
Machine Quality is Excellent, but it cannot save a cheap printer

The machining quality on the upgrade itself is fantastic. The upgrade however, did little-to-nothing for addressing levelling woes on an Ender 3 Pro. BLTouch ABL + Glass bed + 3-point kit, I thought would be a perfect setup in resolving terrible bed levels, but it just exacerbated the underlying issues. Have not had a successful print in months, this will be in the scrap pile with the rest of it I'm afraid.

More often than not, customers that experience problems like what you've described either have a warped bed or a bent frame. Taking into consideration the upgrades you've listed, it's quite likely that your frame is bent, where this is more common than you might think. If you would like to contact us, we'll be happy to help. It's not difficult or expensive to fix.

A
A.G.
The best thing since sliced bread

20 minutes to install and no problems with bed leveling since, in fact today is my 8th day of almost continuous printing without spending any time leveling the bed. Before installing this plate I was spending 1 to 2 hours trying to level the bed with sporadic success. I now love my Ender 3 but, unfortunately I'm now bald. (just kidding) If your on thence about buying this just do it you won't be sorry.

J
J.
Easy to install

This 3 point leveling is great. Easy to install, and quick leveling when needed, even on the fly. Only have had a few days now, and haven't had any issues at all with leveling.

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