Has anyone built an Ultimaker from aluminum instead of wood? in Modifications, third party add-ons & other hardware Posted August 20, 2013 I found the link for the drawings and am viewing them in Adobe Illustrator. I saved them as a .AI format file so I could then open them in SolidWorks. From here I can manipulate them some. I see the wood pieces are 4mm and 6mm Here in the USA, I don't know of any place I can get that size thickness 6061 aluminum. Doing the conversions... 4mm = 0.15748 6mm = 0.23622 To match the 4mm, I know I can buy 0.16" thickness locally To match the 6mm, I know I can buy 0.25" thickness locally But in the world of precision printing, I wonder if this will cause problems. Has anyone laser cut/water jet/milled their own parts from material other than wood? If the difference in tolerances from wood to aluminum isn't a deal breaker, I wouldn't be opposed to trying it. (Why not be unique, right?) I know there is a Beta kit available that is everything minus the 4mm and 6mm laser cut wood pieces and the acrylic build platform Thoughts? Thanks!