MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
Meanwhile, you're pretty silent, BUT, it's ok, I have started building your MendelMax! :)
Currently finishing the last few printed parts and by the end of the week I will be receiving most of my vitamins! Exciting stuff.
I have decided on using all 8mm rods since I have a stash of them and they are hardened and precisely ground down smooth rods and I also have a set of 12 bronze self-lubricating bushes in 8mm already.
It is great you have added the 8mm printable parts in the STL's for the motor mount, and the Z-vertex so I don't even have to change the STL's myself. Thanks for that.
Will incorporate the Prusa i3 vertical X-axis into the Mendelmax, because I am very impressed by how very efficient it is. Adding to that I am going to put in a Bowden extruder system. I really hope this Bowden extruder will make it a bit faster/less shaky and it will have even lower wear on the smooth rods.
Are you still happy with your MendelMax? And what are the improvements you made to your machine? Did you change the design that we see in here? Or did you already continue with a different machine?
Hope to hear from you!