The Lugo Labs 3D Printers
Lugo Labs is a 3D print brand name by Formers Farm.
Formers Farm is a Korean company that’s been manufacturing 3D printers of several types since 2013. Recently they’ve launched a new line with the brand “Lugo Labs”.
The company has been quite successful selling machines within the Korean market, but now feels sufficiently confident to branch out into the rest of the world, with their new Lugo Labs brand, which they say his an “Industrial Grade of Desktop 3D Printer.”
They’ve apparently sold many thousands of units in Korea and currently have resellers organized in Korea and other parts of Asia.
There are three sizes of Lugo 3D printer: M, L and XL. The smallest unit offers a build volume of 215 x 215 x 200 mm, and the others offer progressively larger build volumes. Layer sizes can be as small as 0.02mm, and there are swappable nozzles of sizes 0.3, 0.4 and 0.6mm. A Bondtech extruder mechanism is used.
The machines are capable of 3D printing in a variety of useful engineering materials, including PLA, ABS, PC, Nylon, Composites and more. The print surface is glass, and can be heated to as high as 110C, suitable for ABS printing.
They also seem to have a special “dry box” that can store misbehaving filament in a secure manner. This box no doubt is able to dry materials like nylon to ensure you enjoy high-quality 3D prints.
From the output I’ve seen from the devices, they seem to have nailed down the print parameters to produce excellent quality prints.
They are apparently also working on a higher-temperature model, the R410, which is not yet available. This is to be released sometime this spring.
You might be wondering how they could perform high-temperature 3D printing on a machine that is essentially open to the air, as seen in these images. Heat would normally be captured in an enclosed build chamber otherwise the high-temperature materials, such as PEEK, would warp uncontrollably.
Their answer is quite simple: they have a door for the “HT” machine. We’re looking forward to seeing the R410 when it arrives.
Pricing on the machines is US$2,000, US$3,000 and US$9,000. And if you happen to be a 3D print reseller, be aware they are seeking additional resellers in more regions. May be worth a call to see if you can sell their equipment.