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Enhancements for Printrbot Simple Metal

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Hey all!

Have you found any good enhancements for a Printrbot Simple Metal?

This one is amazing and works great: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:507944
This one I haven't tried to attach yet, but it's made for the old wooden model, so not sure if it will fit mine: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:258459


Printrbot Simple Metal Extruder Handle
by danmar

I have made a couple of mods to my PB SM 1403. 1.) E3D-V6 hotend. 2.) Solid state power supply. 3.) Spool holder for my spools of PLA.

Get all the models files from youmagine.com and then simply edit it in a program of your choice. I am am trying this with the 1401 model. I simply copy and paste the newer model measurements onto my printrbot files. So far so good. If that all fails they have the upgrade kit too!

Try out this remix I did, and let me know what you think!

Printrbot Simple Metal Locking Extruder Handle
by nmackes

I'll put in a shameless plug for my cable chain mounts:
which work in conjunction with the cable chain itself:

There's also the 'finger flobber" which fits over the tensioner arm of the metal alu extruder; I didn't make this, but it's a verra nice bit o work:

Simple Metal Cable Chain Mounts
by bonivus
printrbot open cable chain.
by eddiema
Printrbot Simple Metal "Finger Flobber"

Shameless plug for my fan shroud: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:356001
Wraps around the hotend for more even cooling. Prints with no support and can be installed fresh off the bed with the original hardware!

Improved Printrbot Fan Duct

Thank you! I'll check this out and let you know how it goes. :-)

This is a thumbpiece for the aluminum extruder, which I think is standard on the Metal Simple:http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:217012

Printrbot Extruder thumbpiece
by DonaldJ

Thank you! I'll check this out and let you know how it goes. :-)

Printrbot Simple Metal - Fan Shroud with 5mm LED mount
by jolars
Printrbot Simple Metal - Ninjaflex Feet
by jolars
Printrbot Simple Metal Filament guide
by jolars

Thank you! I'll check this out and let you know how it goes. :-)


This cable management clip is really slick. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:620627

This fan cover gives your fans a little bling. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:261115

I did have to run to the hardware store for some longer M3 screws, but that was well worth it.
Previous to these upgrades, the Y-axis wiring was drooping down to the print bed. For large values of X and Y, the wiring could scrape the object being printed.

I also like this spool holder, since I have the aluminum carry handle installed. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:604386

Printrbot printhead wire clip
Printrbot fan cover
by Lemm

Thank you! I'll check this out and let you know how it goes. :-)

I love my extruder handle upgrade. The extra handle on the bottom is a big plus and small minus. The minus part is it is in the way for some fan guards I wanted to try. :D

Hey Mara,

The first roll of filament I purchased after the small amount you get with your Printrbot was enormous! I looked around Thingiverse for a solution and found this:


Printed out the base, quick trip to Vans and Home Depot for hardware and voila, it works like a charm. I did a 13 hour print on Saturday and was able to walk away without babysitting the filament. The skateboard bearings are a genius idea.


Printrbot Simple Metal Filament Spool Holder

Thank you! I'll check this out and let you know how it goes. :-)