by kludgineer, published
An updated version of the MendelMax 3d Printer. Nearly every printed part on the bot has been updated to make the assembly easier and faster and the printer more accurate.
Major upgrades include easier to assemble lower vertexes, Lower mounted Z motor mounts, an improved Y axis belt tensioner system, and easy to align Z axis smooth rod mounts.
NOTE: While I do not consider this a work in progress, it is still not widely tested. I recommend this design even for new users, but if you prefer a rock solid well tested design you may prefer the original MendelMax.
Full instructions will be published eventually.
The Bill of Materials is available at http://goo.gl/x29Kj. Note that except for the bushings, at present it does not include the components for the X carriage or extruder. That BoM is for the kit as supplied by store.mendelmax.com, other variants may require other components.
You can also get the full recommended hardware kit or a full printer kit from http://store.mendelmax.com
You can download the full STL file set in the first zip file. It is current as of 3/30/2012, but be sure to download any later files separate from the zip file.
To see the full model in 3d, download the MendelMax 1.5 PDF file and open with Adobe Acrobat (most 3rd party PDF viewers do not suppport 3d PDF files).
The source files are available in the MendelMax 1.5 Alibre files.zip file, and are editable with Alibre CAD.