Home > 3D Printers and Kits >

MendelMax 2 to MendelMax 3 Upgrade Kit

Our Price: $839.00

Availability:: See product description for current availability
Product Code: MM3-UPGR


Orders placed today should ship within 1 week.
Click here to read a full review of the MendelMax 3 3D printer.
Note: This is the upgrade kit. Only order this product if you have an existing MendelMax 2 printer. For the FULL kit click here.
Makers Tool Works is excited to bring you the Mendelmax 3. With thousands of hours of development and testing stretching over nearly a year, the new MendelMax raises the bar for what you can expect from Maker's Tool Works. We have meticulously evaluated every aspect of the design to ensure that you are recieving a printer that is much easier to build and will perform better with minimal tuning and maintenance. All with a $100 cost savings compared to the MendelMax 2.
  • Large build volume with an included heated bed lets you print items that put other printers to shame.
  • Much easier assembly. Modular construction allows you to assemble the printer in stages or with teams.
  • Sleek and sturdy steel and aluminum frame looks great and is extremely rigid.
  • Optional Dual Extruders to print multiple colors or materials in the same print. Unlike some printers, the full print area is accessible to both extruders.
  • Only high quality components and materials used, guaranteeing reliable life and long service with minimal maintenance.
  • High speed tw0-start leadscrews greatly increase your vertical travel speeds.
  • Colorful LED lighting looks great, but also provides useful feedback. The LED color changes while the printer is warming up, fading from blue to red. Many of the LED functions are user programable and also provide diagnostic and printer status indication.
  • The electronics and power supply are enclosed for safety, but remain easily accessible for maintenance.
  • Rambo Electonics manufactured in the USA.
  • Advanced new linear motion system guarantees highly precise motion with virtually no play.
  • Build Area Dimensions: Approximately 250 x 315 x 197mm / 10 x 12.5 x 8"
  • Print Volume: 15,513 cc / 947 CI
  • Hotend: E3D V6 All Metal Hot End with 0.4mm nozzle for 1.75mm filament
  • Control Electronics: RAMBo Controller from Ultimachine.com
  • Supported Filament: 1.75 mm PLA and ABS; other materials like Nylon, PVA, and Laywoo-D3 are experimental
  • Usable Maximum Print Speed: 80-150 mm/sec or more depending on the part, print material, and extruder
  • Usable Maximum Movement Speed: 500+ mm/sec
  • Layer Height: There is no pre-defined limit. We recommend 100 – 320 micron. 20-100 micon layer heights are possible with more printing experience. Larger layer heights (up to 1mm) are possible with an optional replacement nozzle.
  • X & Y Axis Resolution: 0.01 mm (10 Micron)
  • Z Lead screws: High Speed two-start lead screws, 4mm movement per rotation
  • Frame: Aluminum and powder coated steel construction
  • Movement: Precision roller bearings on all three axes.
  • Heated Bed: 24V 220W Heated Bed included
  • Power Requirements: The included power supply is compatible with 120 and 240VAC
  • Footprint: 390 mm x 430 mm / 15.5 x 17"
  • Dimensions including all movement: 495 mm x 640 mm x 460 mm / 19.5 x 25.5 * 18"
  • Primary components are all made in the USA

Upgrade Kit Details

This upgrade kit allows you to upgrade your MendelMax 2 to the all new MendelMax 3. The MendelMax 3 is a complete revision, and replaces the majority of the hardware on your printer. It does require a complete rebuild, however the new printer eliminates almost all of the tricky parts of the assembly, resulting in a simpler and much more reliable build.

Please note the new Maxstruder is designed for 1.75mm filament only, and requires the E3D V6 only. It is not compatible with the J-Head or E3D V5 hot ends. All upgrade kits include parts that allow you to use your Maxstruder 1.0 with the MM3, so you can continue to use your current hot end and any 3mm filament you have and convert the extruder at a later date. If you are not sure what you have, please contact us for more information.

The majority of the components, have changed in the new design so this kit includes a significant portion of the full printer kit. You will reuse components from your MendelMax 2 where possible. It reuses your motors and electronics, several of the extrusions, the boroslilicate glass, heat spreader, bed heater, and some hardware.

Please Note: The photos of the printer include some user add-ons. The stock printer does not ship with the cable carrier shown. That is an optional upgrade that can be printed on the MM3 and easily added by the end user. The printer shown is a beta MendelMax 3, and there are a few minor changes between it and the final version. We will have photos of the production version shortly.

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »