The LulzBot family continues to grow.
Aleph Objects, the creators of the LulzBot lineup of 3D printers, continues to rise in popularity throughout the Maker community. Proponents of the open-source movement, the company prides itself on the transparency into its product development process. Following their recent announcement of the LulzBot Mini, the team has now unveiled its TAZ 5 3D printer. The device features the same all-metal Hexagon hot end as its siblings, which can heat up to 300°C (572°F), and is capable of printing in even more materials than ever before.
TAZ 5 builds upon the technology released in earlier versions and is equipped with a PEI print bed, providing a better writing surface without any necessary preparation before beginning the printing process. And, once your print is finished, part removal is just as quick and easy.
Based on a RAMBo board (ATmega2560/ATmega32U2), the latest LulzBot printer boasts a build volume of 298mm x 275mm x 250mm along with a maximum print speed of 200mm/second and a layer thickness range of 0.075mm to 0.35mm. In addition, the machine is compatible with a variety of software, including OctoPrint, BotQueue, Slic3r, Printrun and MatterControl, among others.
If this news isn’t exciting enough, Aleph Objects has also partnered with filament suppliers eSUN and Fenner Drives to launch a wide-range of new “officially supported” LulzBot materials. These materials include the following SemiFlex, luminescent, electrical conductive, light-changing, cleaning filament as well as an assortment of new colors ranging from magenta to light blue.
- Printer size: 680mm x 520mm x 515mm
- Print area: 298mm x 275mm x 250mm
- Printer weight: 11kg (24.25lbs)
- Layer thickness: 0.075mm – 0.35mm
- Maximum print speed: 200mm/sec
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm (0.2 – 0.5mm optional)
- Filament type: ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, wood filled filaments, polyester, PETT, bronze and copper filled filaments, polycarbonate, nylon, PETG, conductive PLA and ABS, UV luminescent filaments, PCTPE, PC-ABS
Interested in a LulzBot TAZ 5 of your own? The printers are currently available for $2,200 each. Head over to its official page here to learn more.