The LulzBot TAZ 3 Personal 3D Printer

LulzBot has released a new version of their popular TAZ personal 3D printer: 3.0. The new version includes several evolutionary improvements, including additional metal parts and a quicker-to-print-ready heated bed. 
The TAZ is an open-air 3D printer, meaning the heated bed is more important to avoid warping if you’re printing ABS plastic. TAZ has some impressive specifications: 
  • Large build volume of 298 x 275 x 250mm
  • Layer size as small as 0.075mm - although prints at that resolution would take a long time! 
  • Supported 3.0mm filaments include: ABS, PLA, PVA, HIPS, Wood
We’re quite impressed with the toolkit that comes with each TAZ: 
  • Toolkit bag
  • 15 Piece Metric Hex Key Set
  • Pliers, Needle Nose
  • Tweezers
  • Standard Precision Knife
  • Dental Pick
  • Flathead Bristle Brush
  • Part Removal Knife (clam knife)
  • Metric Ruler
  • Acetone-safe Bottle (acetone not included)
The acetone bottle is a very nice touch for those that intend on smoothing their ABS prints. About the only thing more we’d want is a digital micrometer, but the TAZ toolkit will definitely work for you. 
If you have USD$2,195 burning a hole in your wallet and able to wait 1-2 weeks for shipping, you too can have a LulzBot Taz in your possession. 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!