Aleph Objects, the well-known 3D printer manufacturer, launches the LulzBot TAZ Pro, its first ever industrial open source 3D printer.
Aleph Objects has added to its award-winning line of 3D printers by launching what it’s calling its first-ever industrial open source 3D printer, the LulzBot TAZ Pro.
Grant Flaharty, Aleph Objects’ CEO and President, said: “The TAZ Pro is the first true multiple-material 3D printer with dual linear actuated hot ends at a prosumer price point.”
The Colorado-based 3D printer manufacturer explains that this new industrial machine builds on the previous open-source TAZ printer series.
However, this version boasts a dual-material extruder system, and was designed specifically for creating functional prototypes, print-on-demand parts, and manufacturing aids. It’s also larger than previous TAZ printers with an increased build volume of 280 x 280 x 285 mm.
LulzBot TAZ Pro Boasts Dual-Material Capabilities
Independent vertical lifting E3D hot ends with 360-degree part cooling give the printer dual-material capabilities. The result is clean transitions so users can print with unique material types, such as high-strength composite materials and materials with soluble supports, not just different colours.
A press release from the company adds: “The new LulzBot TAZ Pro delivers true multi-material printing, soluble supports, superior 3D print quality, and easy, professional results.”
To ensure printing high-heat composites is possible, Aleph Objects manufactured the printer with hardened-steel components. The company also added a sensor to alert the printer user to when more filament is needed.
Further features of the printer include a 5″ full-colour touch screen display, automated X/Y/Z offset calibration, self-levelling features, nozzle wiping, and belt-driven z-axis to improve accuracy and quality of prints.
Interested in buying a LulzBot TAZ Pro? You can now pre-order the printer and shipments will start around the end of April. The price is $4,950.
This isn’t all to come from Aleph Objects this year as the company also intends to launch an upgrade on the TAZ 6 system in a few months which promises faster and more accurate prints.