RepRap Prusa Mendel

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RepRap Prusa Mendel
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Reprap 3D Printer as originally built.
Technical Specifications
Build Volume 180 x 180 x 100ish mm
Filament Types PLA, ABS
Filament Sizes 1.75mm
X/Y Resolution 0.01 mm
Z Resolution ~0.00039 mm
Nozzle Diameter 0.35 mm
Max Nozzle Temperature 250 C° C
Heated Bed Yes
Max Bed Temperature 80 C° C
Additional Information
User Manual Reprap Prusa Mendel Build Manual MASTER V2 Reduced.pdf
Website RepRap Website

Features

This printer is the best to use for flexible filaments (such as ninjaflex) due to having the extruder mounted directly to the hotend.

Access Policy

See 3D Printing for access policy.

Use

See 3D Printing#Workflow for workflow information.

This printer is a bit more challenging to use than the others. If you have not been instructed on use, please see one of the people who have (Please see Dominic, Tom, Christian, or James L, or ask questions on the mailing list.)

Acquisition

The 3D printing Special Interest Group made the modified Mendel Prusa printer for MakeICT. The printer's plastic parts were created on a member's Mendel Prusa which was built from a Makergear kit. The printer's electronics are a Arduino Mega and a Ramps shield. The Ramps shield was made at MakeICT using the toner transfer method, and the soldering was done by another member. The bed, unlike most 3D printers, is actually an aluminum bed with clamps. The holes were cut twice. Once by hand, and once on the V90 router, for precise drilling. You can see this difference if you look at the bottom of the printer. The belt clamps are also aluminum, which fit into holes on the bed, and were cut on the small CNC mill that resides at MakeICT. Assembly was completed over several Open Hack nights by the 3D printing special interest group.

As of June 23, 2016, the firmware was updated and the configuration.h is available for reference here:RepRap_Prusa_Mendel_Configuration.