Aluminum Arm Upgrade

Have you been having issues with your MakerBot(R) Replicator (TM) heated build platform arms warp and sag? The Replicator (TM) is a Revolutionary 3D printer pushing the limits of small scale 3D printing. As people reach new advances in desktop 3D printing, stability and consistency are critical.



Replicator 2 & 2X Arms


Virtually eliminate these issues by upgrading to custom CNC milled aluminum Z axis arms. These replacement arms are made out of a single solid piece of 6061 aluminum.


The aluminum arms are designed as a direct replacement for the original plastic arms.


There are 4 bearing retainers, back plate, and switch mount which you can print yourself, or can be purchased with included hardware.


4 new LM10UU linear bearings for the Z axis included


No more constant adjustments due to unwanted arm movement.


Greatly reduced platform vibration (springboard effect).


Each set comes with step-by-step installation instructions in full color.


This kit will NOT damage the OEM Z axis rods.




Replicator 1 Arms


Virtually eliminate these issues by upgrading to custom CNC milled aluminum HBP arms. These replacement arms are made out of a single solid piece of 6061 aluminum.


The aluminum arms are designed as a direct replacement for the original plastic arms.


4 new linear bearings for the Z axis included


There are 4 bearing retainers which you can print yourself, or can be purchased with included hardware.


Additional mass. Fully assembled weight of 931.5 grams. The added mass reduces harmonics and vibration.


No more constant adjustments due to unwanted arm movement.


The upper bearing retainers help block loose items from falling behind the platform and getting lost.



Flash Forge Creator/Clone Machines


Please select the "Flash Forge" option in the drop down menu of the Replicator 1 arms.

Replicator 1 machines and "clone" machines DO NOT share the same bolt pattern.

Ordering Options

$150 FULL SET: Set of Arms with all needed hardware and printed plastic parts.

$145 BASIC SET: Set of Arms only and required hardware. Requires printing plastic parts.

*In both cases, you will need the platform parts, square nuts, bolts.


Replicator 2 & 2X Arms - Available for pre-order. Due to a MAJOR backlog from the holiday season, won't ship for 1 to 2 months!
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Have you seen the new removable
Heated Build Platform? Now available!


Original Replicator - Made to order. Due to a MAJOR backlog from the holiday season, won't ship for 1 to 2 months!
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Be sure to take a look at the
Build Platform Upgrade!