Packing an assembled MK3 for shipping  

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I'll be trusting a moving company to move my MK3S 2500 miles across the US.  I'm interested if anyone has any experience with the level of disassembly I should do in order to safely pack and ship my printer.

I'm thinking I can remove fairly easily:

  • PSU
  • Front LCD assy
  • Heated bed and carriage
  • Y Axis rails
  • Front and rear extrusions and plates


This leaves me with a flat Z axis gantry with attached X axis and extruder assemblies, which can lay relatively flat and can be tied down/supported easily in a box.  Removed components can be packed easily into the same box 🙂


Maybe I make a guide similar to this Zortrax page when I figure it out if people are interested?

Maybe an opportunity for some community developed shipping fixtures 🙂 

This topic was modified 6 months ago 2 times by coel.matt
Posted : 02/12/2019 2:05 pm
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There's an article on how to ship your printer for repair back, and they describe how to pack it: If it has to survive postal service, then movers should be luxurious trip for it. Unless they drop one whole couch on it. 

You can also take a look at videos of people unboxing assembled Prusa printers - mostly when mk3 came out and reviewers received their copies. Then just do the reverse 🙂 

Posted : 03/12/2019 1:21 am

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