Steampunk 3D Printer

printerIf you are going to make a 3D printer, why NOT give it a bit of Steampunk flair?  This is a derivative of the second generation open source Cupcake printers designed by Makerbot.  It differs from the pure model with homemade belt guides (with inline skate bearings for smooth motion), acme threaded rods to decrease “racking” in the z-stage, and a z-stage platform of my own design and manufacture with a built-in cooling fan to help stabilize prints.

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