Z-unlimited add-on for Ultimaker - unlimited height printing

March 17, 2015 - Comments - 0 comments

Here's a neat addition for folks running the original Ultimaker printers -- Joris van Tubergen is making his modification for "unlimited" height printing with a Ultimaker available for purchase via Kickstarter.

It's very clever - you just flip the print head so that it extrudes out the top (which will be the new bottom), mount the Ultimaker printer upside-down to the system, and then connect the Z-axis related cables to the system.  A 10 minute process!

Joris lists a few recommendations for people using this system, including the use of a larger nozzle to speed up printing, and the use of the Tunell filament monitor to watch out for filament running out or getting jammed.

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