Thingiverse citizen Zydac just uploaded his Z axis extender kit for the MakerBot Cupcake 3D printer. The Z axis threaded rods that ship with a Cupcake CNC are already longer than you need – which allows for Z axis cranks, Z axis toppers, and Z axis extenders such as Chooch’s designs. The interesting contribution from Zydac’s designs is the way in which it elevates the four Z axis rods to nearly level with the printing platform. This idea allowed Zydac to extend his printer’s Z-axis even higher than you could get by simply raising the top panel of the Cupcake. It’s also interesting to note that his designs allow for the extra height to be adjusted, depending upon the particular requirements of your print job or machine’s capabilities.
So, who’s ready to crack the tallest print hall of fame record?
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