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Bytor
(@bytor)
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Upgrading MK2S with leftover parts from MK3S to MK4

Hello everyone,

I have a 2 MK2S, one has a MMU1 attached to it sitting in my office at work. At home I upgraded my MK3S to a MK4 and was wondering about upgrading one of the MK2S to a MK3S. 

I have the MK3S heatbed because I got a new one for the MK4 upgrade. I think I just need to get a 24V power supply, which work would buy so that's not an issue. 

Is the MK2 Y-carriage the same as the MK3 Y-carriage? Am I missing anything?

- 1st "printer" TIKO 3D
- 2nd PRUSA i3 MK2S with MMU v1
- 3rd PRUSA i3 MK2S
- 4th PRUSA i3 MK3 with MMU v2- 5th?? PRUSA i3 MK4 (upgraded from MK3) with MMU v3 (waiting for…

Posted : 22/02/2024 4:14 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
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RE: Upgrading MK2S with leftover parts from MK3S to MK4

the mk2 frame is smaller than the mk3S frame

there were alternative Z  axis top and bottom parts that can help they were made to restore  z height when using volcano...

you would also need a 24 volt power supply to get the best out of the parts

 

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK

Posted : 22/02/2024 7:22 pm
Bytor
(@bytor)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Upgrading MK2S with leftover parts from MK3S to MK4

Joan,

Thanks for the information about the frame and z-axis. I was able to find the Z files. Now, jus to find the time to make this Frankenstein 😀

 

- 1st "printer" TIKO 3D
- 2nd PRUSA i3 MK2S with MMU v1
- 3rd PRUSA i3 MK2S
- 4th PRUSA i3 MK3 with MMU v2- 5th?? PRUSA i3 MK4 (upgraded from MK3) with MMU v3 (waiting for…

Posted : 23/02/2024 12:50 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
Veteran Member Moderator
RE: Upgrading MK2S with leftover parts from MK3S to MK4

Welcome to the Frankenprusa brigade...

 

I forgot. The Y axis platform is different. The MK3 heated has different mountings  first time I created printed strips to support the MK3 heated. 

Later I found a spare MK3 y platform... But I needed to adjust the frame corners a tiny bit. To match the MK3 bearing spacing...

Regards joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK

Posted : 23/02/2024 2:29 pm
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