<p>So I’m considering selling my 2 week old MK3 and trying out the Cetus as it thoroughly intrigues me. Have a couple questions about potential mods for it though. I have a 24v meanwell psu, 24v duet wifi and some 0.9 steppers laying around. Would swapping them into the Cetus be a relatively easy mod? Also, I’d want to put a 24v heater element on the bed and hook it to the duet. Again, would that be relatively easy or would I be looking at a sizable project? </p><p> </p><p>Should I just keep my MK3 (which I’m happy with it’s print quality) and go on with my life?</p><p> </p><p>Thanks in advance</p>
Actually we are looking to test the Prusa MK3, if you would like to exchange for a Cetus, please send message to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can add heated bed to Cetus but will not able to control it with the bundled software UP Studio. Even for current official heated bed, the heated bed cannot be controlled by UP Studio.
The software is proprietary, so you will not able to use other software directly but able to import Gcode from other software in to UP Studio and run them on the machine.
since the machine is relatively simple and self contained, you will able to mod it without much problem if you do not intend to interact with its electronics.
If you really prefer an open source machine with the Cetus body, you can buy a Tinyfab CPU which you can swap the original CPU and convert it into a full open source compatible machine.
<p>Thanks for the response. What voltage is used on the hotend. I would want to go to a 24v system (via an external PSU of course) and probably a duet wifi or some Marlin based control board. I didn’t know how that would work with stock hotend. Also does the hotend utilize standard E3D sized heater cartridges/thermistor or is it proprietary?</p><p>As for the heated bed, could I place adhesive heating elements and thermistor to the underside of the bed to turn it into a heated bed fully powered and controlled by my control boar of choice? My main concern with that was not knowing the acceptable operating temp of the linear bearings, I don’t want heat transfer to cook them. </p><p> </p>