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Aluminum ARMS Build Plate Mod for FlashForge

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Aluminum ARMS Build Plate Mod for FlashForge by tedlarson92 Sep 24, 2013

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Summary

Bottleworks created some amazing aluminum arms for both the Replicator 1, 2 and 2x. He sells them online, and they are the must-have modification for your Replicator. I have a set on my Replicator 1 Dual and LOVE them! When I got a FlashForge, I bought a set for a Replicator 1 Dual, and tried to install them on the FF, but of course, the FF is not an EXACT copy of the Rep 1 Dual. Some of the mounting holes for the build platform, are different, as well as the location of the Z axis drive hole. So, design a new part to replace the build platform holder, to allow me to install the awesome Bottleworks Aluminum HBP arms on my FF. Hopefully this part will help other make the same modification to their FF.

You can find out more Information on the aluminum arms @ http://bctechnologicalsolutions.com/replicatorarms

Instructions

Take the Corel Draw file (CDR), or the DXF File, find a friend or colleague with a laser cutter, and cut out a new plate, and install it on your printer.

Don't have access to a laser cutter? Find a TechShop near you and use theirs:
http://www.techshop.ws

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Very nice! Think you could throw up some more pics...showing assembly
etc? I have Duplicator 4 (Rep1 copy) and I may need to use your mod for
my machine as they are very similar. Thanks much

Can you let me know how thick that acrylic piece is? Do you have any problems with the heat from the build plate warping the acrylic plate?

Is there a difference between the Rep2X and Rep1 arms or bed? As in, I buy one set, then when I up to a 2X; I can move them over.

Yes. I owned a 2X for awhile before I sold it, and bought this FlashForge instead. My upgraded Rep 1 Dual with mods on it worked better than the 2X. Anyway, the arms are very different between the 1 and 2 models.

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