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.
Adam made his base plate out of Delron and machined it. Since I don't own a lathe I decided to print one!
Main benefits of using this over a metal bulkhead adapter are -
Cable trough for routing and no chance of pinching
Place for M8 nut in bottom of plate you can thread an M8 rod into. This replaces the loose stiffening rod used in the video to allow it to be mounted in any orientation
Cheap! You can get the 3/4'' Conduit Locknuts in the electrical supply of any hardware store
You can either manually pause your print and drop in the lock nut or do a pause command in the script just like you would do for a color change filament swap.
For me at .2 layer height in S3D it was layer 120 that was the perfect time to pause and drop in the metal nut.
Remember to come back and post what you've printed as Make.
It's good for the designer and the community (that means you)!
To post a Make, come back to this Thing and click Post a Make.
Or, you can use the Thingiverse Mobile app found on
and the Apple App Store.