Aluminum 3D Printer Upgrades & Modifications

3D printer parts need to be precision. Yet many are made from plastic, making them susceptible to warping and flexing. Aluminum Upgrades will add rigidity, increased heat resistance and a great professional look to your 3D printer.

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Schark Parts™ is an exclusive line of all-aluminum 3D printer modifications.

Aluminum Carriage – MakerBot Rep 2
For use on the Rep 1 and 2 machines, this upgrade replaces the stock ABS carriage and aids in creating a safe and proper environment for printing with high temperature materials.

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Aluminum Build Plate – MakerBot Rep 2 
Warping of the original acrylic build plate can cause major problems printing a successful part. The aluminum build plate also weighs less and is more durable than glass counterparts.

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Aluminum Y-Axis Assembly – MakerBot Rep 2 
This upgrade is compatible with Rep 1, 2, and 2X machines. Replacing the stock plastic parts for increasing rigidity and decreasing latent wear and tear on your entire printer.

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Replacement Heater Cartridge – MakerBot Rep 2 & 2X 
Unsatisfied with the the stock part, we designed and manufactured our own heater cartridge with higher quality components. This is a verified part, assembled with a Molex quick connector.

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MakerBot Replicator 2X Aluminum Dual Extruder Carriage
Compatible with the Rep 1 and 2X dual extruder machines. Professionally machined and engineered to support printing with high temperature materials, such as nylon.

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MakerBot Replicator 2 Aluminum Active Cooling Mount
Stock plastic fan mounts can crack or melt. Upgrade to this aluminum version for the MakerBot Rep 2 and a wide variety of clones. Still in development.

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Aluminum Mods & Upgrades
Everyday we work on R&D to find new upgrades for many more 3D printer models. Sign up for our waitlist, and let us know what brand of printer you own. We’ll let you know when we add parts compatible with your printer.

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More 3D Printer Brands
Don’t own a MakerBot? We’re working on new products for multiple lines of 3D printers. Really, let us know if there’s a specific mod or upgrade you’d love for us to carry. Contact us here or on social media.

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Why Upgrade?

“Stock plastic parts are prone to warping, flexing, or even melting…”

3D printer owners desire precision out the their machines. They look to mods and upgrades to get the best results. The stock plastic parts on many 3D printers are prone to warping, flexing, or even melting – preventing maximum precision during the printing process. Schark Parts aluminum upgrades offer:

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  • Rigidity & Durability – 3D printers have a lot of moving parts. Aluminum modifications can increase both the life of your printer investment and the precision of your machine.

 

  • Heat Resistance – Plastic stock parts do not support the printing temps (beyond 260C) required to print with materials such as nylon or PC. If using these materials, aluminum upgrades are highly recommended to prevent warping and melting.
  • Safety – Even using a standard enclosure can create temperatures high enough to effect the operating parts of your printer. This is very true if you are printing with materials that require temps higher than what your 3D printer was designed for. Avoid melted ABS parts creating safety hazards for both you and your machine.
  • Professional Look – Just because your printer makes with plastic doesn’t mean it has to be made out of it. All Schark Parts upgrades are professionally CNC milled from 100% aluminum and anodized in electric blue.

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MakerBot Replicator 2 & 2X Heater Cartridge

Replace a burned out, broken, or cracked heater cartridge on a MakerBot Replicator 2 or 2X 3D printer with our tested and verified replacement. No specialized heater block, wiring, or firmware needed! Includes one heater cartridge assembled with Molex quick connector. This is an upgrade/replacement to the existing MakerBot Replicator 2/2X heater cartridge.

  • 1x = Heater Cartridge w/ Molex connector

MakerBot Replicator 2 Aluminum Y-Axis Assembly Upgrade

This Aluminum Y-Axis Assembly is an upgrade/replacement for the stock plastic y-axis assembly on the MakerBot Replicator 1, 2, and 2X 3D printers. It is engineered for increased rigidity and durability to help extend the useful life of your 3D printer.

This Aluminum Y-Axis Assembly is an upgrade/replacement for the stock plastic y-axis assembly on the MakerBot Replicator 1, 2, and 2X 3D printers. It is engineered for increased rigidity and durability to help extend the useful life of your 3D printer.

MakerBot Replicator 2X Aluminum Dual Extruder Carriage
This Aluminum Carriage is an upgrade/replacement for the stock plastic carriage on the MakerBot Replicator 1 and 2X dual extruder machines. It is engineered to support printing temperatures beyond 260C for PC, Nylon, and other materials.
Assembly includes:

  • x1 Aluminum Carriage
  • x4 Set Screws
  • x1 Timing Belt Clip
  • x1 Timing Belt Set Screw
  • x2 Linear Bearing Shims

MakerBot Replicator 2 Aluminum Carriage

This Aluminum Carriage is an upgrade/replacement for the stock plastic carriage on the MakerBot Replicator 1 and 2 single extruder machines. It is engineered to support printing temperatures beyond 260C for PC, Nylon, and other materials.
Assembly includes:

  • x1 Aluminum Carriage
  • x4 Set Screws
  • x1 Timing Belt Clip
  • x1 Timing Belt Set Screw
  • x2 Linear Bearing Shims

MakerBot Replicator 2 Aluminum Build Plate

Stop worrying about warped acrylic buildplates on your Replicator 2 3D printer. This aluminum buildplate upgrade ensures a completely flat surface to print on. Use the entire build area of your plate for your 3D prints.

The plate is shelled out to reduce weight and resonance. It weighs less than the acrylic buildplate and is more durable (and weighs less) than glass buildplate alternatives.

MakerBot Replicator 2 Aluminum Cooling Active Cooling Mount

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