LulzBot TAZ 4 3D Printer

January 25, 2015 - Comment

The latest evolution of LulzBot’s TAZ desktop 3D printer has arrived! Building off of past positive TAZ reviews in MAKE Magazine, Gizmag, Tom’s Guide, and elsewhere, the latest version of TAZ includes new features that make the printer more robust and capable than ever before, specifically designed to improve print quality and consistency. The printer’s

The latest evolution of LulzBot’s TAZ desktop 3D printer has arrived! Building off of past positive TAZ reviews in MAKE Magazine, Gizmag, Tom’s Guide, and elsewhere, the latest version of TAZ includes new features that make the printer more robust and capable than ever before, specifically designed to improve print quality and consistency. The printer’s modular carriage design allows you to plug-and-play a wide range of 3D print heads for traditional filaments including PLA, ABS, and HIPS, as well as exotic filaments like nylon, wood-, stone-, and rubber-like filaments such as NinjaFlex, to name a few. LulzBot Libre/Open Source 3D printers are manufactured in Loveland, Colorado, USA by Aleph Objects, Inc. and are a part of the global community of RepRap 3D printer manufacturers.

Product Features

  • Libre/Open Source Hardware gives you total freedom to learn from and modify the machine
  • Large heated glass bed allows for big prints with a wide range of 3D printer filament materials
  • Modular carriage design allows plug-and-play with different print heads for growing selection of 3D printing filament materials
  • Equipped for forthcoming dual extruder print head add-on (sold separately) for multi-material 3D prints
  • Comes with customer support, warranty, and active user forum community

Comments

imxron says:

Pure Awesomeness I’ll be comparing this to an Airwolf XL which is the only other printer I’ve worked with. Make sure you do your RESEARCH if you’ve never worked with a 3D printer before so you know what to expect as this thing is not a toy! Mmany things can go wrong its not even funny…So expect issues because 3D printing is not perfect even if you buy a makerbot (aka the Apple of 3D printers -_-)SETUP:The printer comes mostly assembled, just requires some plug n’ play. The most time consuming part of the setup is leveling the bed. Definitely take your time doing this and keep the Z-axis pin stop very high at first. Sparkfun has a nice setup video that is very helpful. Was not a fan of Prontoface host software so I used Repetier (does the same thing). Overall I was up and running in about an hour or two.DETAILS:Make sure to use the Slic3r config files that Lulzbot provides, then you can tweak those to your satisfaction. This printer is very fast! and quieter than…

CurtB2 says:

Wow! A Great Printer that seems to print anything! wood/stone/polycarbonate/oh almost forgot ABS & PLA After Battling for 3 weeks with a lesser 3D printer and Saying the most sincere THANK YOU Imaginable to Amazon for taking it back I broke open the Billfold and pulled out a LOT more cash. The end result is this Lulzbot Taz 4 3D printer. It’s not assembled when delivered but it is packed so tightly they actually have instructions on how to take it out of the box. The sheet is right on top, so don’t worry. But do Read it! Including interruptions and a lunch break it took me about an hour to assemble, a few hours to level the bed. Bed leveling isn’t hard, but it’s by feel, and getting to understand what that feel really is, takes some trial and error. But once that is done I am sitting with my jaw open at the speed and quality of these prints. It’s not by design the perfect ABS printer, It’s an open frame printer, ABS seems to prefer printers with boxes around them, the boxes control the environ meant better. That said the prints this did in ABS were VERY precise just about no layer…

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