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LulzBot 3D Printer Filament Profile Series: PLA

Welcome to the LulzBot filament profile series! In these videos we are showcasing properties and applications for the many materials you can print with on a LulzBot 3D printer.   The filament highlighted in this video is called PLA, a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester also known as Polylactic Acid or Polylactide.   For PLA prints we recommend using an ABS plus acetone solution, or a gluestick, applied directly to the PET tape on your print bed.   For optimum PLA print quality, we recommend a nozzle temperature of 175-200 degrees Celsius, and a bed temperature of 45-70 degrees Celsius. You can…

How to level the bed on a LulzBot TAZ

Learn how to level the print bed on a LulzBot TAZ 3D printer! A print bed that is level helps to ensure your print is precise and as close to perfect as possible. You can be printing with your LulzBot TAZ 3D printer in just a few simple steps.  

LulzBot Dual Extruder for 3D Printing

LulzBot Dual Extruder gives advanced users the ability to do multi-material and multi-color 3D printing on a LulzBot TAZ.   You can print with a wide range of materials like PLA, ABS, and HIPS out of each extruder. Or two different colors of the same material!   Please note that multi-material 3D printing is challenging and requires advanced understanding of the machine.   The Dual Extruder Tool Head is one of many tool heads available for your LulzBot 3D printer.   All LulzBot products are Libre / Open Source Hardware, meaning you can adopt the latest and greatest technology being…

LulzBot FlexyDually – Flexible Dual Extruder for 3D Printer

We’re proud to announce our FlexyDually for the LulzBot TAZ 3D printer! The FlexyDually is a very special extruder– it can print in both non-flexible and flexible materials in the same 3D printing session!   3D print complete tires, valves with embedded gaskets, straps with buckles, and many other objects!You can print with ABS and NinjaFlex, as shown in the video, or other non-flexible and flexible filaments of your choosing. This accessory gives advanced users the ability to do multi-material and multi-color 3D printing on a LulzBot TAZ.   Please note that multi-material 3D printing is challenging and requires advanced…

LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Printer in Action

The LulzBot Mini desktop 3D printer makes 3D printing easy, for everyone! It is ideal for home use and for people new to 3D printing, from small businesses and designers to educators and librarians. With auto-bed leveling and nozzle cleaning, a heated bed, and an all metal hot end, the LulzBot Mini is a reliable machine that can print with many different types of materials. Some of the materials you can print with the LulzBot Mini include: -Standard filaments (ABS, PLA, HIPS) -Metal-Like filaments (BronzeFill, CopperFill, BrassFill) -Exotic filaments (LayWoo3D, LayBrick, BambooFill, WoodFill) -Heavy Duty filaments (Nylon, TGlase, Polycarbonate) -and…

LulzBot TAZ 5 Desktop 3D Printer in Action

The LulzBot™ TAZ is a versatile, high performance desktop 3D printer for industrial users that respects your freedom to create. The LulzBot™ TAZ is critically acclaimed, from being named “Most Maker Machine” by Make magazine, “Best 3D printer under $2,500” by 3D Printing Industry, and “Best Printer Under $3,000” by 3D Forged.   All LulzBot™ products use Free Software and are Open Source Hardware. This means your LulzBot™ TAZ uses proven technology developed collaboratively. It also means you are free to adopt the latest and greatest technology being developed across the 3D printing industry, from new software programs to experimental…

LulzBot TAZ 6

Engineers, designers, educators, and makers agree: The LulzBot® TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades. With proven 3D printing technology and one of the largest print volumes in its class, the LulzBot TAZ 6 is ready to work.  

Feed Your OSHW Open Source Filament

Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of the LulzBot brand of Desktop 3D Printers and parts announced a partnership with IC3D at the 2017 Midwest RepRap Festival.   A first in the history of 3D printing, this Open Source collaboration will help push forward innovation in 3D printing material technology and will speed up the flight to quality.  

LulzBot Mini: The Ultimate Teacher’s Pet

Whether you’re just getting started or have advanced 3D printing requirements, LulzBot 3D Printers are the solution for your needs.   A plug and play design and preset filament profiles for over 30 different materials allow educators of all skill levels to start printing in minutes, no advanced knowledge required.  

Tutorial — Oxidizing Metal-Infused 3D Prints

In this video we’re using common household chemicals to achieve interesting oxidation effects for finishing metal-bearing 3D printed parts. Magnetic Iron PLA, bronzeFill, copperFill, and brassFill can be oxidized to achieve an aged appearance through the use of polishes and cleaning agents.  

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