Jan.17, 2013

Maker's Tool Works announces today the RepRap MendelMax 2.0 beta kit is now publicly available. The new design requires fewer pieces. The total part count on the MendelMax 2 is just about one-half that of its predecessor the the MendelMax 1.5. The MendelMax 2.0 3D printer features numerous improvements, namely in ease of manufacturing, assembly, and improved aesthetics.

The lastest model is the MendelMax 2 beta version. Maker's Tool Works sells both complete kits and hardware kits. Each beta comes with a complimentary upgrade including any parts that change for the final release; you just pay the additional shipping charges.

The MendelMax 2 has also new color options: the aluminum extrusions can be either silver or black, and the machined parts are available in a variety of colors.

Technical Specifications:

  • Print Area Dimensions: 245 mm x 315 mm x 225 mm
  • Print Area: 18,907.875 cm3
  • Usable Maximum Print Speed: 250mm/sec or more depending on the part, print material, and extruder
  • Usable Maximum Movement Speed: 750+ mm/sec
  • Frame: All aluminum
  • Hotend (complete kit only): 0.4 mm / 3 mm
  • Movement: linear rail (X and Y axis), precision shafting and bushing (Z axis)
  • Power Requirements: 110-220 VAC
  • Weight: 35 LBS / 16 kg
  • Availability: Estimated to ship the week of February 4

MendelMax 2.0 Beta Kit is priced at US$1,395 / EUR1,044 / GBP873. Also available in the shop is MendelMax 2.0 beta hardware kit. This kit includes everything to build the basic frame and the motion components. To complete the kit you will need to purchase separately the stepper motors, print controller, wiring, hotend, extruder, endstops, and stepper motor controllers. The price of MendelMax 2.0 beta hardware kit is US$695 / EUR520 / GBP435.

(Note: This is a torture test, and it does not necessarily represent printer capabilities for all prints.)

Find out more on Maker's Tool Works' webshop.

 

 

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Ian wrote at 1/29/2013 4:21:45 PM:

Nothing is missing from the $1400 kit. The hardware kit is the one that is missing parts to get it working and it is considerably cheaper. Also this is not a low cost DIY reprap. This one is all metal, not a bunch of low cost printed parts holding it together. $1400 is a really good price considering its all precision pieces.

Bdi wrote at 1/27/2013 10:39:26 AM:

What is missing from the $1,400 kit?

Ken wrote at 1/21/2013 1:05:43 AM:

Are you joking? $1,400 for an incomplete kit that quite frankly appears to run like any other low cost DIY reprap.



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