by HLMAX, published
A derivative of the MendelMax. It features a taller print height; better accessibility to the print bed and extruder; ample space under the bed for mounting of power supply, controller, and control panels.
The T MAX uses all the same major components as the MendelMax. If you have a MendelMax, it can be easily converted to a T MAX; or assemble a T MAX from a MendelMax extrusion and hardware kit.
The T MAX is design for use with Igus pillow block bearings, a RAMPS controller, and a common ebay 12VDC, 30A power supply.
Maximum print size X 210mm, Y 210mm and Z 210mm.
See illustrations for locations of parts. Assemble using MendelMax components and fasteners.
Drill two 6mm holes (140mm apart, symmetrically from center) on the top two horizontal aluminum extrusions.
Fasten the bottom of the vertical extrusions using 40mm long, 5mm bolts and 15mm OD washers (3/16 X 1-1/2 stove bolts will also work). Don't forget to tap the holes to suit the bolts used.
Run the bolts throught the whole cross-section of the horizontal extrusions. This will add greater stength to the assembly.
The higher Z axis will require a pair of longer thread rods, 400mm.