Motor Corner

Direct Drive Mount for Ultimaker

3D printer parts and enhancements

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This is a sturdy, simple-to-install, single piece direct drive conversion bracket for the Ultimaker. It mounts to the UM without any modification to the frame.  Reduces backlash, simplifies maintainence, puts the motors in a place that is easier to keep cool.  

- Loosely mount this to the frame, install the rods and couplers, and then mount the motors.  - Tighten everything up after confirming that alignments are good.   - Build a new firmware using [Ginge's Marlin Builder]( and uncheck "Invert Axis: X".   - Flash this new firmware using Cura  
***Note*** - *Also worth mentioning... a direct drive conversion does make the machine slightly louder.*  

Materials and methods

- [M3 x 20mm hex head cap screws](
- [8mm rod](
- 5mm to 8mm flexible couplers (Many sources - Adafruit, Amazon)



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20c2f944d93975910cd24c4c76e9c75c?default=blank&size=40Ryan Lake added this to the Ultimaker Original+ Upgrade collection ago
684f02992ceb1be4f0c8d501470bdb0a?default=blank&size=40mystixa added this to the ultimaker mod collection ago
54ee6656780ab0a0571abebba3c37aff?default=blank&size=40Arjen Breur added this to the Ultimaker Mods & accesories collection ago
Mini rowiac avatarrowiac added this to the UMO Mods collection ago
Ba2dfb12d93b502c89b217fbec54a300?default=blank&size=40perlguy added this to the Ultimaker collection ago
6fe419e9d9e8a893bf30f7b9d92b1f68?default=blank&size=40kesjeff added this to the Ultimaker collection ago
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