Edit: 6/5/17 This has been sitting on my computer for a while. I only recently had time to finally get them printed out and had pictures taken. For anyone wanting only a Zbrace and not also extensions this is for you. These new parts screw into the two original side screw holes. This actually makes the Zbrace install much more easy, in that you are only unscrewing the sides and leaving the front screws in place. They are properly labeled and I have ran them all through the online netfabb. With that done I am considering this thing finished.
Edit: 2/8/17 I have now remixed the scraper holder z extension from azza into a z kit part. The right side when facing front is the side that part goes on.
Edit:1/27/17 I uploaded a few pictures of the new feet on my printer.
Edit:1/23/17 My first upload of a set of parts that include leveling feet, you can see my quick update video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC1peJXi7qE I ran all the stl files trough netfabb just in case.
Edit:1/18/17 I just uploaded another new leg test and some pictures of it. I know its slow progress, however leg tests result in less filament waste and help in refinement.
Edit:1/13/17 I added a different stl file for testing if the nut will snugly fit.
Edit:1/11/17 I added a new stl, this file is a small test to see if the m6 nut for leveling feet will snugly fit. I printed my parts above in abs and this test print in PLA.
Edit: 1/9/17 Simply changed the thing to a work in progress since I plan to try and add a leveling feet option.
Edit: 1/4/17 Ran all the stl files through Netfabb, if you have any issues let me know.
I have been using both the Z-Braces and Z-Extensions from AzzA for sometime. They did the job needed at hand. My only problem was that the threaded rod got in my way. So the solution was to find some Z-braces that would not attach to the front. I simply could not find a set that did not use the front for the threaded rods. Not only that I was using some dampeners made to fit AzzA Z-braces. So I made my own braces that would still allow me to use the dampeners.
My solution was to just combine both things into one. This Z-Brace attaches to the side Z -Extensions rather than the front. This allows people the option to place the Z-braces on the front or the back. I only have a wanhao i3 v2 so I cannot say if this will work with other printers.
Thing to note is that there is not enough space to use the nut covers on the extension parts. You can see that in the pictures. You can see more by watching our video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dEAQhl3Z5w
The feet shown in the pictures can be found through the thingiverse links below.
First up is The noise-vibration-canceling spikes by teknikk7 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1786023
Next is The dampeners by docpayce http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1572655