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All the Rostock printers made me want to print some taller files - hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your chance.
Just for a bit of history on MakerBot Z-axis print heights:
- Cupcake CNC: 100mm
- Thing-O-Matic: 120mm
- Replicator: 150mm
- Replicator 2: 155mm
And to check in on some competitors:
- Printrbot Plus: 203mm
- Ultimaker: 220mm
- Series 1: 230mm
With the swapping of just 6 pieces*, a Replicator 1 can be made into the (Unofficial) Replicator XL - with a Z-axis build area of 250mm. The only pieces needed are 4 new wood panels and 2 smooth rods.
How much bigger is it? The Replicator 1 build volume is 300 cubic inches. The Replicator 2 is 410 cubic inches. (Unofficial) Replicator XL? 500 cubic inches (err...498 I think).
I also figured if I was in there editing files, I might as well make it look a little more like the Replicator 2, so all of the Ã¢â‚¬ËœwindowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ shapes have been changed to reflect the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnew look.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Enough talk, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s get to the photos!
The smooth rods I used are: mcmaster.com/#6459K112 (8mm x 400mm)
Big thanks to Bruce Wattendorf (of Giant Ultimaker fame) for helping with my meager DXF editing skills. Thanks also to Dan and Jetty for helping after I spent hours messing with broken firmware.