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LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer

I purchased the Taz 6 about 2 weeks ago and have been working with it quite regularly since then. Mostly I’ve been printing a couple of parts I’m prototyping though I’ve downloaded and printed a couple of parts from Thingiverse as well. I did take an excellent 3 hour class on 3d printing at a makerspace in Columbus Ohio before my purchase. After that I printed 2 parts on the makerspace’s RepRap printer. That was very helpful in getting me started. I’m very happy with the printer thus far. Mostly I’ve printed with ABS and that has gone quite well. I’ve only had 2 or 3 truly failed parts, primarily because of failed bed adhesion. At the fastest speed (which is useful for prototyping) the quality isn’t great but I can tweak my design as I go. I’m about ready to print a production part at highest quality. Setting up the printer was surprisingly easy. I was prepared for it to take a couple of hours to install the bed, attach the cabling, etc. It took me at most an hour. The instructions were clear and well illustrated. However, after setting it up and running initial tests I noticed that during the bed leveling process at the beginning of each run, the print head was striking the side of the right front pad rather than floating over it and then tapping down on it. I deduced that the printer frame was out of square and when I looked closely I could see it was. I found very clear squaring instructions on the web site ( [. ..] ). Since squaring the frame requires you to remove the print bed, my recommendation would be to check that the frame is square before you install the print bed right from the start. Checking is easy. You just take a tape measure and (following the instructions on the frame squaring page) measure the two diagnonals of the frame, front and back. They should be pretty much equal. Mine were not, they were more than 5/8″ off. It took me an extra 45 minutes of tweaking with a hex wrench (supplied) and the tape measure to bring it within 1/16″. Since then I don’t have that problem with the print head striking the leveling pad. I’ve only had one other problem with the printer so far and it was entirely self-generated. When downloading Cura profiles for your filament, be SURE to download the Taz 6 profiles and not the Taz 5 profiles. Things don’t work well with the wrong profiles (DUH). Among other things, the Taz files don’t contain code for bed leveling. One other thing I’ve noticed. .. The bed temperature seems to drop off from the center to the edge of the bed. When I’ve printed an object close to the edge I’ve had adhesion problems. So now I’m printing centered on the bed each time. I have also found the OctoPrint software running on a Raspberry pi really helpful. I’m running a job right now in the basement and watching live video of the run as I type this at my desk. I use Cura on the desktop to create a gcode file and then use Octoprint to upload it to the pi from which it runs. I don’t need to mess around with a SD card or a dedicated PC. Finally, my one contribution to the greater world of 3d printing. My wife’s cake icing offset spatula turned out to be a fantastic tool for removing items from the bed. She wanted hers back so I bought my own. The Ateco spatula has a great thin blade. ( Ateco 4. 25 by 0. 75-Inch Small Sized Blade Ultra Spatula )Use another tool to gently loosen a corner and then begin to slide the spatula beneath the print. Works like a charm! Check it out!

Product Description The LulzBot TAZ 6 features innovative self-leveling & self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades. With proven technology & one of the largest print volumes in its class, the LulzBot TAZ 6 is ready to work. The LulzBot TAZ 6 is a Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware product, respecting your freedom to create Manufacturer Contact Information If you encounter any issues with your LulzBot purchase or have any questions, please contact the expert support team at +1-970-377-1111 ex. 2 or email at support@lulzbot.com


LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer Review

First ever Amazon review here. Simply a gorgeous machine. I own a plastics company. I know machines and plastic, and am really a newcomer to 3D printing. I know enough about machinery to know good machines from bad. This is an exceptional machine. While it’s still marketed in the ‘maker’ or intermediate category, unlike other "ready-to-go-out-of-the-box’ competitors in that category, it has the power to reach well into the ‘industrial/production’ category. And yet, still maintains the open-source/maker flexibility. But again, you really don’t have to know a dang thing about 3d printing (other than the limitations of 3d printing), to make this thing work. There’s plenty of video and other reviews that go through specifics of what it comes with/unboxing/sample prints/etc. They’re better than what I can do. Go read/watch them. I’ve been running for 2 days straight. Parts of varying complexity and materials of varying complexity. Not one failed print. Heck, not even a print that I wasn’t very happy with the end result. Not one complaint. And as noted, I’m a relative noob. Not one hint of some even minor troublesome issue on the horizon. My experience is coming from a couple months on a sub-$200 DIY kit-type printer. The difference is beyond night and day. The concept, design, and execution of everything about this machine is fantastic. Software integration, documentation, packaging. I just simply haven’t run into an obstacle. I’ve tried to find something. Event a theoretical "what if" obstacle. And about the only thing I can think of is what happens if I accidentally slice up the material covering the print bed. And that’s only because I haven’t looked at all the documentation. It is ample. Let alone what appears to be vast online resources. Bottom line. If you’ve got the cash and the desire. ..(and have an understanding of and the limitations of fused filament tech). ..this machine will meet expectations. It’s far exceeded mine and will likely exceed yours. I have not one single reservation on the money I spent. Speed: faster than I thought. I’m basing this off my virtual ‘baseline’ of ‘speed’ is obviously a very controllable variableQuality: a hair better than my expectations, again going off my ‘virtual baseline’ of quality based on variablesMovement: smooth, controlled, it looks almost effortlessNoise: quieter than I thought. You’ve got lots of fans and steppers. It’s going to make some noise. You can’t avoid that. What they’ve done here is made sure the only noise is coming from the steppers and fans. The bearings, bushings, noise from them. The only sounds are coming from motors. Documentation: beyond excellent -Read Reviews-

Self-leveling, self-cleaning, tetherless printing, and an integrated power supply make powerful 3D printing easy

A large build volume of 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm (11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 in) enables large prints, or many small prints at once

Maximum temperatures of 300C (572F) for the hot end and 120C (248F) open a world of material possibilities

Modular tool head carriage design allows plug-and-play with different print heads for growing selection of 3D printing filament materials

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