Makerbot z18 heated bed
What you are saying, despite your wants and needs and stereotypes , has no basis in reality. There is very little and even less good cad software for Mac, and Linux pretty much has only Freecad, which is still in beta. Basically if you want to engineer things, you WILL probably be using Windows whether you like it or not. A great many of us are using Linux on them a growing number , and have Windows on it for CAD purposes. As far as I know their application is an Electron application.
PLA only, single extruder and an unheated bed, and they want how much? How long can Stratasys afford to keep them afloat? Makerbot became so badly designed that even the Chinese copycat machine improved on it instantly.
While the rest of the 3D printer world continues to build, grow and improve. Oh yea… Death to Makerbot! Hopefully they will focus on mods for the replicator 2 — maybe a native heated bed kit with abs profiles and improved cabling upgrade kit. Sounds like Step 1 and Step 2 in a business plan for a 3rd party company. Then Step 3 is making Replicator 2 clones…. What kind of an argument is that? There are professional users in their target group who need to use ABS or exotic materials.
And if they really care about the fumes, why not design a filter system to reduce the emissions? Box has a hepa filter, prints amazingly, and is half the price for a larger build platform, heated bed, etc…. Your price information is off. The currently listed prices are only sale prices for early adopters, afaik valid until october 31st. This reply has been fed with information from 3ders.
The funny part is that the used market does not refflect all the hate makerbot gets. Want a 5th gen cheap? Does not exist, people want nearly 2K for them, as low as 1. With that said, I have no love for the corporate politics or the bad engineering these guys have put out.
The new Prusa I3 MK2 is doing extremely well in the reviews. I already have a printer that suits my needs, and i still want to buy a prussa: MK2 is not fully open source. The heated bed PCB artwork and build is still undocumented. Are you even trying, makerbot? Do you even want to sell one? So, one works, and the other one is makerbot… And good luck repairing anything yourself. If josef prussa was to be abducted by aliens that have poor quality 3D printers, the doc would still be online.
And other people would certainly take over. On the other had, there is makerbot. Not that we want their employees to lose their job, but considering what makerbot does, how could we expect that they survive any longer? Sure there is stratasys with deep pockets. But do they want to maintain their puppy alive forever?
I have a hard time thinking of any non garbage printer on the market that provides LESS value for the user, at almost any price point…. I have lots of experience with Up!
So perhaps I was unlucky… Although I went to the TCT print show last year where there were several Cube Pros and not a single print without some defect. Makerbot and Thingiverse are the greatest examples of how open source can make a few people very rich, but the majority very poor. Do Makerbot use trapezoidal leadscrews on their printers or sh1ty threaded rod? The first point we apply grease to is the Z axis threaded rod.
This is the one that controls the height of the platform and is pictured below. The method to applying the grease to this threaded rod is to raise the platform all the way up and apply a small amount of grease below the platform. Below we will discuss one method of applying it that consistently works well for us.
The First step is to remove all pieces of the last sheet of tape on the build plate. We sell an Extruder upgrade for the Replicator 2X. It is an upgrade over the original style with a lever you flip left and right to adjust tension.
There is a newer version that also uses the new style that requires a vertical squeeze in order to release the tension. This is newer version will perform similarly to the 3D printed upgrade version so upgrading that version is not necessary. These newer squeeze style drive blocks have over double the pulling power and will often work well beyond where the old style would fail.
This is an upgrade we recommend on every Replicator 2X we sell.