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[ ]Makerbot Replicator 2
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[ ]how-to
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[ ]How to Install an E3D v6 HotEnd on a Makerbot Replicator 2 or equivelant
Introduction
At MatterHackers we are constantly tinkering with our machines. In the back of the office we discovered a discarded Makerbot Replicator 2 just itching for a face lift. Since we have gotten quite a few requests to make this upgrade available for you makers, we thought we'd give it a shot. As it turns out, with just a few tools it is an easy modification, and (more importantly) the results are fantastic. [ … ] Note: This guide will work for any machine with a Mark8 (MK8) Extruder. For example: MakerBot Replicator 2, Makerbot Replicator 2X, Flashforge Creator X, Flashforge Creator Pro, Powerspec PRO, Monoprice Maker Architect, CTC Bizer, Wanhao Duplicator 4 and a few other equivalent machines.
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Summary
[ ]Finally take the leap away from your stock Makerbot extruder and indulge in the precision printing that only an E3D All-Metal HotEnd can provide. Check out our step by step guide to get your Makerbot up and running with an E3D HotEnd.

Tools

  • 2.5mm Allen Wrench x1 added.
  • 2.0mm Allen Wrench x1 added.
  • Small Phillips Head Screwdriver x1 added.

Parts

  • Assembled E3D v6 HotEnd 1.75mm Universal x1 added.
  • EZStruder x1 added.
  • M3x10mm Screw x9 added.
  • M3 Nut x2 added.
  • M3x14mm Screw x1 added.
  • M3x16mm Screw x1 added.
  • Makerbot E3D Hotend Swap Kit x1 added.
  • Mounting Hole Template (File included in kit) x1 added.

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Steps

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