Thursday March 28, 2019 0 comments
LOVELAND -- Aleph Objects, Inc. today announced the LulzBot TAZ Pro, the company’s first-ever industrial desktop 3D printer.
The TAZ Pro provides large, dual-material printing with LulzBot’s award-winning reliability. The new machine creates large functional prototypes, manufacturing aids, and print-on-demand parts with professional results, the company said.
“The TAZ Pro is the first true multiple-material 3D printer with dual linear actuated hot ends at a prosumer price point,” said Grant Flaharty, Aleph Objects’ CEO and president.
The TAZ Pro's multiple material capabilities go beyond competitive offerings usually limited to printing with the same material type in different colors, or the second material being only for soluble support.
The TAZ Pro features independent vertical lifting E3D hot ends with 360-degree part cooling, delivering clean transitions between material types with similar melting points.
Durable and high-strength composite materials can be printed within the same part, as well as a wide range of materials with soluble supports for complex prints.
Flexible materials with a Shore A hardness as low as 85A and industrial-grade polymers can also be printed in the same print.
The hardened-steel components of the TAZ Pro enable printing with engineered polymers or high-heat composites that are too abrasive for typical out-of-the-box desktop 3D printers, the company said.
LulzBot 3D printers support the industry’s widest array of thermoplastics from leading premium filament manufacturers including flexible, rigid, composite, soluble, conductive, high strength, and chemically-resistant materials.
The new Z-axis belt drive delivers fast cycle times for quicker throughput. The reduction of Z wobble through the belt drive and new X/Y/Z backlash compensation improves 3D printed part quality and accuracy.
An increased size of 280 x 280 x 285 mm (11.02” x 11.02” x 11.22”) delivers a large print volume, while the dual filament run-out sensors alarm when a new filament reel is needed.
Enhanced electronics provide for greater processing power and memory for complex parts, added functionality with improved visibility from a new 5” full color touch screen, and quiet operation while sitting right on your desk.
TAZ Pro’s automated X/Y/Z offset calibration, nozzle wiping, and self-leveling features ensure exceptional, expedited results. Cura LulzBot Edition Software continues to include pre-configured print profiles, tested by Aleph Objects’ team of experts, for more than 35 filament types.
On May 1, Aleph Objects said it will also launch the next generation large desktop 3D printer to upgrade the widely-acclaimed TAZ 6. The new printer delivers faster and more accurate prints within a strengthened frame.
TAZ 6 can be ordered through April 30, or while supplies last.
The LulzBot TAZ Pro is available for pre-order immediately, the company said, with shipments starting around the end of April.