TAZ and Lulzbot fans worldwide,
This is a work in progress only because of the amount of data needed to get all the info listed here on Thingiverse. The LaZ16 printers have been built, are proven and the three completed printers have completed hundreds if not over a thousand combined hours of printing small and large pieces.
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I have been sitting on these models for about a year and am currently finishing up my 3rd build of the LaZ16. This upgrade replaces most of the printed parts on a TAZ1-3 with stronger and revised pieces incorporating many individual upgrades listed here on Thingiverse and many more created by me, to give a TAZ a greatly increased build area of 400mm cubed.
I will soon be giving credits and adding and filling out the BOM listings with current pricing and locations to acquire the various hardware to perform this upgrade.
These modifications flips the X axis and extends the X and Y axis to 600mm replacing the smooth rods with 12mm 600mm long rods.
At this point you can save all the Z axis hardware and not replace the rods or frame extrusions.
With just replacing the four vertical aluminum frame extrusions you can extend the Z-axis by 50mm for more printable height. On complete builds we include 650mm tall extrusions and 600mm long smooth rods and threaded rods increasing the Z-axis build height to almost 400mm tall.
Yes! I have the beautiful 400mmX400mm Kapton heaters for this bad boy in 12V and 24V. Contact me here if you need one quick and look for them on Ebay soon. I also have these huge complete printers for sale with a four week lead time.
More to come as I get a chance and think of the needs.
Info on building and sourcing the hardware as I get time and energy to get it up here.
--------2-18-15 -------------------------more to come
The upgrade to a 16"/400mm bed requires replacing many of the printed parts of a TAZ. It also requires extensive wiring, extending wire looms and adding cooling to the y-axis stepper motor. We add heat sinks and fans to the X and Y axis stepper motors.
The smooth rods on the X and Y Axis are upgraded to 12mm diameter with hardened steel for LMU12 roller bearings. McMaster does not sell 10mm rods in 600mm or 1200mm lengths so it was easier and a better build to upgrade to 12mm. This does require the cutting in half of 12mmX1200mm hardend steel rods. I use a 4" grinder with cutting wheel.
These listed parts are for an increase in bed area but no increase in height of printer. The stock Z-axis 10mm smooth rods have 50mm of free length that can be used to raise the printable height by purchasing four 550mm 20x20mm extrusions from MisumiUSA for an easy and relatively cheap increase in height.
Otherwise, it is a bigger project to go any taller. We build complete LaZ16s using 650mm tall extrusions for the vertical printers frame, making a nice big build volume, but requires new z-axis smooth rods and threaded rods.
1x Double Bearing Holder 12mm bearings-------------TAZ16DoubleBearingHolder12mm30-4mmfooted.stl
5x Single Bearing Holder 12mm bearings--------------TAZ16YAxis12mmSinglebearingholder.stl
2x Z-axis Frame Mount lower 10mm rods--------------TAZ16ZMotorMount6mmOffset10mmSmoothrodStiffenedFooted.stl
2x Z-axis Frame Mount Upper 10mm rods-------------TAZX16ZRodTopMountrepairedFooted.stl
1x Y-axis Motor Mount Stiffened 12mm--------------TAZ16Ymotormountfooted12mmrods.stl
1x Y-axis Idler bearing Mount Stiffened 12mm------------TAZ16YidlerExtraStrength12mmrods.stl
1x X-axis Motor Mount 12mm------------TAZ16stiffenedXAxisMotorMountfooted12mmrods.stl
1x X-axis Idler bearing Mount 12mm--------------TAZ16XAxisIdlerFootedStiffer12mm.stl
1x X-axis End Stop Mount------------TAZ16XEndStopMountFooted.stl
1x Y-axis Bed Belt Mount cleaned--------------TAZ16YBeltMountCleanedRibsFooted.stl
4x Bed Corner Brackets optional-------------TAZM4cornerBracket.stl
4x Adjusting nuts for bed corners------------TAZm4CornerNutV2x1.stl
several Tnut loom brackets for securing wiring-----------TNutLoomBracketFooted.stl
1x 20 tooth pulley 5mm bore for Y-axis stepper motor
Cheapest place I have found for many items but the shipping starts at $30 for FedEx so it is best to get as many items as possible. My shipment showed up in like two days from China
2x Stepper Motor heat sinks
2x: 12mm x 1200mm Hardened Steel Smooth Rod $37.51 /each 1200mmRod
2x Zinc yellow-chromate Plated alloy steel threaded rods M6 1mm pitch $6.36 /1meter rod
7x LM12UU 12mm Linear Ball Bearing Bushing the following includes 8 $12.59 free shipping
1 bag of 100 of M3x0.5 Metric Brass Heat-Set insert for plastic $12.12
1x 5feet Extreme-Temperature Tubing Made with Teflon PTFE incase stock length isnt enough $8.45/5feet
3x feet GT2 2mm Timing Belt by the foot for longer X axis $2.50/foot $7.50
1x 25pack Tee Nuts (might or might not need) $4.50 /pack
1x 16" Glass plate
http://www.behrenbergglass.com/flat-glass/flat-clear-ds-glass/16-square-ds-flat-glass/ $10.12 each +$15.79 shipping for two
I bought two and paid $15.79 to ship both
These have been very resilient and I have not needed to spend the quoted $274.00 for a 16" square Borosilicate glass plate
Various sized wire, heat shrink, corrigated black wire loom(auto parts, 1/4 and 3/8 inch), to extend x-axis motor and z-axis limit switch wiring. May have to lengthen y-axis wiring for motor and switch.
Drill and several metric drill bit
TAZ16 Aluminum Bed Mounting plates
6061-T6 ALUMINUM SHEET / PLATE .125" (1/8") ALUMINUM SHEET 6061-T6 17"x17" $36.41+$18.88+$4.56=$59.85
https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=1246&step=4&id=76&top_cat=60 cut to 17"x17"
Heat Spreader Aluminum plate. 400mm x 400mm Kapton heater glues to the bottom of this plate
7075-T6 BARE ALUMINUM SHEET/PLATE 0.050" 16"x16" $27.65+$18.34ship+$3.79tax=$49.78
https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=12658&step=4&showunits=inches&id=916&top_cat=0 cut 16"x16"
Aluminum 6061-T6 Bare Sheet PVC 1 side 0.05" Cut to: 16" x 16" $20.48+$16.10ship+$2.88tax=$39.46
https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=1241&step=4&id=76&top_cat=60 cut 16"x16"
400mmX400mm Kapton Heater for the large bed in 12v or 24V.
We recommend the 24V heater as both heaters are limited to 15amps giving the 24V heater double the wattage and faster heating. We also recommend adding a second power supply for the heated bed circuit on the TAZ Rambo, also available with the heaters on Ebay soon.
Heaters for 24V and 12V systems are up on Ebay now--