With the introduction of the MendelMax 2 earlier this year, Makers Tool Works has raised the bar on quality and speed of open source 3d printers at an unbeatable price point. We’ve sold hundreds of kits to some amazing customers enabling their creativity and increasing productivity: users are taking the digital to physical faster and […]
For printing with ABS, the first layer sticking to the bed is more difficult than with PLA. With adhesion and warping issues resolved though, ABS prints extremely easily: it is forgiving with strings/retraction, extrusion rates, and bridges. Nonetheless, this introductory problem scares off many users, so take our advice and use some ABS/Acetone solution to […]
If you received our original electronics using the Taurino and RAMPS then install this necessary update to fix some functionality errors. The main issue is prints randomly stopping.
Read the instructions ** Updated 11:19 PM CT 24 July 2013 **
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After 6 months of hard work and hundred of kits shipped, we are excited to announce that we now have MendelMax 2 kits in stock and available to ship within 2 business days of ordering — maybe even less. We’ve worked hard to streamline our fulfillment process and fine tune our supply chain to get […]
The possibilities for 3-D printing have many people amazed. Whether they want to use the process for their businesses, homes, school projects, artistic endeavors or hobbies, nearly everyone can think of something they’d like to print from scratch.
This morning, we were featured in The Oklahoman daily newspaper in an article about 3D printing bringing manufacturing […]
When printing with PLA, it’s easiest to use a PVAc glue solution on the bed to increase adhesion. There are a few other options that work nicely for adhesion but are more expensive or more difficult to maintain. For this reason, we recommend that users apply a diluted solution of this commonly-available washable non-toxic glue […]
As part of a video tutorial series, a guide on how to level the Y axis for the MendelMax 1.5+ and 2.0 has been created. This guide shows how to adjust the three corners of the printbed to ensure that it is accurately set for printing.
Have another idea of how to level the print bed? […]
Today, after months of development and 5 months of public beta testing, Maker’s Tool Works is proud to officially announce the MendelMax 2. With a 230 x 310 x 220 mm build volume, pre-configured freely available software and firmware, and supporting printing speeds of up to 150 mm/sec or more, the MendelMax 2 is an […]
The MendelMax 2.0 has been promoted from beta status to full release, and as we’re preparing for the open-source release, we’re extending the discounted price! Until Monday 10 June, the MendelMax 2.0 will remain at a baseline price of $1,495.00 for the complete kit. Prices will go up after that, so make sure to take […]
After severe weather struck the Oklahoma City area again, our fulfillment operations have been temporarily suspended. Our warehouse, as well as many of our employees, does not have power. As a result, all fulfillment operations are temporarily suspended until power is restored. We expect power to be restored within a day or two this week. […]