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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.  

LulzBot Fidget Spinner

LulzBot 3D Printers take the worry out of 3D printing. Bring that calming confidence along with you everywhere you go with the 100% 3D printed LulzBot Fidget Spinner!  

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.  

FIX-IT FRIDAY: Broken Sunglasses

What do you do when that expensive pair of sunglasses breaks? A) Buy a new pair for $90+, B) Reach for super glue, or C) 3D print a 10¢ replacement. We’re going with option C in this week’s Fix-it Friday.  

Tutorial — Multi-Color 3D Printing Techniques

In this video we’ll show you hot swapping techniques, tips, and tricks to achieve multi-color 3D prints with a single extruder.   Use the latest Cura 2 LulzBot Edition Beta to get a sneak peek at upcoming features, including the updated pause behavior required for this tutorial.   Update your firmware to v1.1.5.19 through the Cura 2 LulzBot Edition Beta for the updated pause behavior. Note: the latest firmware in Cura 2 LulzBot Edition Beta is designed to work best with Cura 2.  

Total Geometric Freedom: LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3

3D print with total geometric freedom with the new LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 Tool Head. Engineered with a focus on printing with dedicated water-soluble support materials, the v3 Dual Extruder enables complex geometry, freeing you to focus on the function of your design rather than on how to make it 3D printable.  

LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer Trio Sings Jingle Bells in G-code Minor

These LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printers have been practicing their harmony for months. We didn’t have the heart to tell them they can’t sing.   For this video we created MIDI files that play the iconic holiday classic “Jingle Bells” in three part harmony. The files are played on the LulzBot TAZ’s X, Y, and Z-axis stepper motors using a MIDI to G-Code converter.  

Loading Filament on a LulzBot Dual Extruder v3

The LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 Tool Head features a fully-constrained filament path for better performance with more materials. The filament loading process is different than on other LulzBot Tool Heads, but if you follow these steps, you’ll find it’s just as simple.   Engineered with a focus on printing with dedicated water-soluble support materials, the v3 Dual Extruder enables complex geometry, freeing you to focus on the function of your design rather than on how to make it 3D printable.  

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