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All the Rostock printers made me want to print some taller files - hereâ€™s your chance.
Just for a bit of history on MakerBot Z-axis print heights:
And to check in on some competitors:
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 â€˜windowâ€™ shapes have been changed to reflect the â€˜new look.â€™
Enough talk, letâ€™s get to the photos!
The smooth rods I used are: http://www.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.
Important Notes:A few more photos and assembly notes here now: http://www.abella.net/?p=755 - This isnâ€™t a hard process, but itâ€™s also not a 1 hour job . I had to lengthen at least a dozen wires (stepper power / fan power / extruder heaters) by a few inches. The thermocouple, HBP, and endstop wires on mine were all long enough.
(Unofficial) Replicator XL by JohnA is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
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