by kludgineer, published
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.
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I don't think you ever come around here, but just wanted to let you know I finished my MendelMax ;) Thanks!
Ofcourse, it's never really finished, I will improve many parts, but the machine is working as it is now :)
What I changed: X-axes are above eachother instead of next to eachother, X-ends re-designed from Prusa i3, 10mm rods are all 8mm chromed rods (also changed all the printed parts to accept 8mm rods), self-designed Y-bed and Y-clamps on the frame, PTFE-lined bushings in the whole machine instead of LM8UU linear bearings and finally it's a bowden type extruder that I've designed the hotend part all myself.
Thanks for giving a good starting point on the machine, it really helped. Now I'm ready to make my own design completely ;)
I could not find the x-ends, can you point me where are they? My acme lead screw uses an standard sized M8 nut, would it work?
Hmm.. I have my mendel max kit on my desk. I go to send the person running the lab the files I need printed.. but .. uhm.. the BOM provided here does not match what's provided?
I see many of the missing files are hidden in the zip files (so I had to download them to even see them..) but they aren't in a .stl format, so I can't look at them to see if they are right. I don't even know what on earth these files are. I'm not a mech engineer, I don't use anything that isn't free.
The plan, google, get the part list, get the stls, email, done 10 minutes, reality waste about an hour. I have to get it right, as it takes more than a week to request 3d printer time....... Perhaps it would be a good idea to match your BOM with STLs in the main directory, and provide platter prints.. That way people who don't know what you know can easily get these printed :D
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The Bill of Materials is available at 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 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.
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