Last Night We started the build of another one of these box-modded MendelMax printers. With extra hands we got the whole frame, the feet, all the motors, and a large number of brackets mounted and aligned in just a few hours. Even Morfin was surprised how quickly it all came together.

This design has already led to the design of the first printable upgrade: Compact Y-Rod holders. As you can see, this part was derived from MendelMax 1.0, 1.5, and some awesome rod clamps by Jonas Kuehling.

Now the build volume actually surpasses a MendelMax, sitting at 265x247x220 mm. And see how flat those 0.4mm printed layers are? That’s because this aluminum bot is super rigid, giving fast and accurate prints. Sweet!

If you can come up with a good name for this bot, I’d definitely appreciate it. Post in the comments if you feel inspired.

 

2 Responses to “RepRap with Aluminum Extrusions == WIN”

  1. passstab says:

    “The Rectainguloid”
    “The Black Box”
    “innosent at first”

  2. Andrea says:

    A hard, rigid bot with Aluminum extrusions?

    BotAlHard

    Rolls right off the tongue!

Leave a Reply

Hive76.org members: it's easier to log in.