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E3D Titan Aero toolhead for LulzBot® Mini preview

Molly The 3D Printer Dog approves: Preview the new itworks3d.com E3D Titan Aero toolhead for LulzBot® Mini! Print both solid and flexible filaments in your choice of 3mm or 1.75mm. Join our 3D Printing Newsletter or follow us on facebook for updates. As we get close to release (soon!), we’ll post a listing so you can join the waitlist, and we’ll open for pre-orders immediately before release.

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Closeout sale on LulzBot filament and toolheads!

Save during our closeout sale on Toolheads for LulzBot TAZ and Mini 3D Printers and
quality 3mm 3D printer filaments for LulzBot, Airwolf, Ultimaker and others!
Qty’s and colors limited, get them while they last.

Free US shipping on orders over $150!

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How to Clean the “Hobbed” Feed Bolt on a Lulzbot 3D Printer

If your 3D printer filament is not feeding correctly, or you hear clicking coming from the extruder, the ridged feed bolt “hobbed bolt” may have plastic fragments wedged into its ridges that push the filament into the extruder, and may need to be cleaned.  This short video shows you how to clean the hobbed bolt on a LulzBot 3D printer, and may prove helpful in cleaning other 3D printer extruders. Click through for a short video showing you how!

 

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Weekend sale on Refurbished LulzBot 3D Printers

Save $100 on refurbished LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers, now only $1899!
Save $50 on refurbished LulzBot TAZ 5 3D printers, only $1349!
Save $50 on refurbished LulzBot Mini 3D Printers, only $849!

Sale on refurbished LulzBot TAZ 6 TAZ 5 and Mini 3D Printers
Sale on refurbished LulzBot TAZ 6 TAZ 5 and Mini 3D Printers

 

 

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Custom Pink LulzBot Mini 3D Printer

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Jodi wanted a pink LulzBot Mini 3D printer for (last 😉 ) Christmas.

Jamie and Jodi finally finished it!

We collected the necessary LulzBot Mini parts and our friends at Chroma Strand, maker of premium Inova-1800 filament over-coated the bed plate and chassis in “Prison Pink” Cerakote for a tough, smooth finish.

Mini parts coated pink, and 3d printed parts
As the LulzBot logos are laser etched through the factory finish, they still appear through the cerakote.

 

As the LulzBot logos are laser etched through the factory finish, they still appear through the cerakote.

 

 

Printing LulzBot Mini parts with a LulzBot Mini. Reprap FTW! reprap.org The printed parts were printed from LulzBot’s open source Mini files. We used a mixture of Mini V1.03 “Foxglove” and updated V1.04 “Gladiola” pieces (Z lowers, X connector cover, Beefy Idler/latch).  If you have a Mini, be sure to use the production tuned .gcode files for production quality, strength, and blazing fast print speed.  We even have the heat inserts you need.

 

Jodi worked on building her own LulzBot Mini 3D printer. Mounting the cable relief to the left side panel

 

The X/Z carriage assembled using a mix of foxglove and gladiola pieces.

Y carriage and spool arm mounted to the chassis
Final assembly began in earnest over the last few months. XZ assembly, RAMBO and Y harnesses mounted to the chassis Many heat inserts were inserted with the heat insert soldering iron. We salvaged and built the wiring harness (the most difficult item to replicate) in bits and pieces over time until it was complete.
Electronics mocked up in the control box. It’s running!
Electronics after tidying and finish mounting of ferrites
The result is a beautiful, great printing Mini for (very patient) Jodi. Bonus points for those that can spot the final change shown in these last two pictures.

 

 

 

 

Jodi’s message for you all. Thanks for checking out our build. We hope you’ve enjoyed it!