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Deals NOW from IT-Works 3D

IT-Works 3D has released our Black Friday Deals now!

Special limited quantity E3D Titan Aero Toolhead for LulBot Taz $229
E3D Titan Aero Ultralight Toolhead for Taz $249
E3D Titan Aero Toolhead for LulzBot Mini $249
Closeout- Refurbished Toolhead for LulzBot Mini $75
Chroma Strand Labs Inova-1800 co-polyester as low as $39!
Chroma Strand Labs Inova-2008 PETg $34.99
Chroma Strand Labs Premium ABS $34.99
Genuine E3D V6 Extra Nozzles, 3mm and 1.75mm, .4mm size $6.99
40mm x 40mm x 10mm 24V fans only $3.99

Free shipping on all Chroma Strand Labs Filament
Free shipping on orders over $150

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Better 3D Printer Filament Cooling Duct Improves Print Quality

While printing filament cooling ducts for our E3D Titan Aero toolheads, I noticed that some ducts had consistently poorer print quality on the overhangs of some corners, while others had even performance on all corner overhangs, even when printing with the same printer and filament roll.  Keith pointed out that I had switched toolheads between stock and one of our upgraded E3D Titan Aero toolheads with the surround filament cooling ducts.  I hadn’t expected the more even cooling to make that much of a difference, but it indeed does.

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Turquoise Vase 3D Print

This beautiful vase was 3D printed in Translucent Turquoise 3mm Chroma Strand Labs Inova-1800 co-polyester filament from Benito Sanducci’s Gosper Fractal Vase design.
Sale? Yes! Turquoise and Turquoise 2 (a darker “emerald” color) Inova-1800 3mm 3D printer filament are a special limited edition on sale for only $39/kg!

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E3D Titan Aero Toolhead for LulzBot® Mini Now Available!

Print solid AND flexible filaments on your LulzBot® Mini 3D printer, without changing toolheads!
Available in your choice of either 3mm or 1.75mm filament.

Check out the E3D Titan Aero at work

IT-Works 3D’s new toolhead based on the E3D Titan Aero extruder is compatible with all LulzBot® Minis and joins our successful and well regarded E3D Titan Aero tool head for TAZ 5 and 6 offering you convenience, performance, and greater filament options.

Prevent burned fingers!

A custom molded silicone boot surrounds the heater block, preventing accidental burns, and keeps stray filament from melting to the heater block, making cleanup of stray filament easy.

Abrasive filaments? Sure!

We can customize our E3D Titan Aero toolheads for you to better withstand the wear from abrasive filled PLA filaments like stainless steel PLA, carbon fiber PLA, and iron PLA.

Hob:
E3D Hardened Steel HOB GEAR
Heat Break:
E3D Titanium Heat Break tube (currently only available in 1.75mm)
Micro Swiss Wear resistant Coated Stainless heat break for E3D V6
Nozzle: 
Micro Swiss Wear resistant Coated Brass Nozzle for E3D V6 is a great balance of performance, price, and upgraded abrasion resistance
Micro Swiss Hardened A2 Steel Nozzle E3D V6 for maximum durability
E3D V6 Extra Hardened Steel Nozzle for maximum durability
Nozzle sizes vary by option, be sure to check them all for the size you’re looking for! Brass and copper nozzles tend to perform better than steel due to their better conductivity.

How do toolhead upgrades work?

– Purchase the optional parts you want
– In order notes, request that the upgraded parts be installed.
– We install the upgraded parts (we keep the stock parts) and ship you the toolhead tested and ready to print!
Upgrades usually take 1-2 working days

IT-Works 3D began building all E3D toolheads with upgraded BOCA sealed bearings starting Oct 2017 to improve bearing durability

Step up to the versatility and flexibility of an IT-Works E3D Titan Aero toolhead for your LulzBot®!

 

 

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Custom Deep Purple 1.75mm tool head for a LulzBot Taz 3D Printer

1.75mm tool head for the LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printed in Chroma Strand Labs Purple High Performance ABS

Keith wanted to print 1.75mm filament on his LulzBot TAZ 6, so he picked up one of our 1.75mm hexagon hotend kits
He thought black ABS would be too plain for the printed parts, so when he saw the fabulous new deep purple “grape” colored High Performance ABS from Chroma Strand Labs, he knew it was just the ticket for his cool new custom toolhead! You can find the models for the toolhead parts on Thingiverse and LulzBot’s website.
What would you like to print in this great new Purple color?

Benchy 3D Printed in Chroma Strand Labs Purple High Performance ABS
Marvin 3D Printed in Chroma Strand Labs Purple High Performance ABS

 

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How to Build your own 3D printed “plastic ant” Combat Robot

We’ve had a great time working with Shawn and Cassy of Sparkfun Electronics on their video series about how to build your own 1lb 3D printed “Plastic Ant” class combat robot for the upcoming Sparkfun AVC Oct 14th and 15th at the Denver Maker Faire!

The complete series is below. Here’s the Plastic Ant Combat Robot Class Rules, and our shared doc with helpful links to shop for plastic ant parts. We hope to see you at AVC!

Part 1: Adventures in Science: Combat Bot Weapon Types

Part 2: Adventures in Science: Using an RC Hobby Controller with Arduino

Part 3: Adventures in Science: Mixing RC Controller Inputs for Arcade Drive

Part 4: Adventures in Science: Plastic Ant Combat Bot Chassis Design Tips