Prusa Mendel wooden printbed - Aachen edition

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Prusa Mendel wooden printbed - Aachen edition by bohne Mar 21, 2011


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We created 10 RepRap Prusa Mendel 3D-printers at a workshop1 in Aachen. The workshop was hosted by the FabLab Aachen2 of the Media Computing Group and supervised by many helpers, including Josef Prusa.

Since we included a PCB Heatbead Mk1 3, we had to modify the design for the "print plates"... the design was also used at the workshop in Maastricht (for 10 more RepRap Prusa Mendel printers).

The parts replace the following (listed in the Prusa Mendel BOM[4]):
225mm×225mm print top plate
140mm×225mm print bottom plate

[4]: http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Prusa -> Non-Printed Parts ("vitamins")


Cut it with you favorite device (lasercutter?) and mount it on your RepRap Prusa Mendel. Please consider to build your printer a bit bigger...

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Prusa Mendel wooden printbed - Aachen edition v2

It took me ten months to warp a birch version of this until it was unusable to print on.

you will not print on the wood, but want to add an extra layer of material, e.g. Kapton. Most people add a heated build platform. This printbed was designed for the PCB Heatbead Mk1 and should work well. Birch is a perfect choice, but most people use MDF. :)

Well duh I had a pcb bed on there. :P I'm saying after 10 months of having it run with something over boiling temperature sitting on top of it, it warped. It worked well for the time that it worked, but now I'm moving on to milled aluminium.

that sounds good :) Same design again, but aluminium this time?