Lulzbot announced the new “MOARstruder” pro tool head at CES 2017. With it, you 3D print a lot faster without compromising too much on print quality.
Aleph Objects, the US company fabricating the popular Lulzbot 3D printers, announced a new hardware product at CES 2017. In Q1 2017, the company will release the new – yet unpriced- LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head.
The LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder is a high output tool head with an extra-long heater block, dual print cooling fans, and a 1.2 mm diameter nozzle. It’s mounted on the modular tool head carriage, so users are a single screw and a plug away from upgrading to higher-speed Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. Like all LulzBot tool heads, the MOARstruder features an open filament format, meaning it is compatible with current and future materials that will be introduced to the market.
Harris Kenny, President of Aleph Objects, Inc, states:
“The LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head enables high speed and high strength 3D prints, with the robustness and reliability that users expect from the LulzBot platform. This tool head is ideal for prototyping in labs, offices, classrooms, libraries, and workshops.”
Watch the LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder in action:
After upgrading, users can 3D print 0.3 mm to 1.2 mm thick layers and up to 100 grams (0.22 lbs) per hour, ideal for rapid prototyping and production environments. Of course, you’ll lose some details, but as R&D Manager Julie Pettit said:
“Our engineers have been relying on the LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head internally for months to make our own prototypes and jigs. Not every print needs ultrafine resolution. Sometimes, speed and strength matter more.”
Users can take advantage of provided quickprint profiles in Cura LulzBot Edition, the company’s popular Free Software program. Like all LulzBot products, the MOARstruder is a Free Software and Open Source Hardware. It is already certified Open Source Hardware through the Open Source Hardware Association). Freely licensed development files can be found online here.
And here’s a nice example shown on CES of what you can 3D print with the new extruder:
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