Cutting edge cancer radiation treatments are being developed using LulzBot 3D printers!
Alex Markovic is an oncologist at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley Colorado. Alex and his team came up with the idea of using scans of patients to create a 3D printed “bolus” mold that conforms precisely to each patient to optimize the distribution of radiation treatments. After purchasing a LulzBot TAZ 6 and Flexydually v2 toolhead to test their designs, Alex and his team have received 3D Printer training and consulting from IT-Works 3D to improve their skills and results. It’s been a pleasure to do a small part to move this new medical treatment forward!
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!
Have your 3d prints split or warped due to a cold draft, or you’d like to have your LulzBot Mini on display, but you can’t due to pets or curious fingers? This LulzBot Mini enclosure kit by Printed Solid is for you! Made of acrylic sheet with t-nut joints, this kit lets you print your own corners in the color of your choice, and is assembled with simple hand tools.
IT-Works can also print the corners and install the kits for folks within our Colorado service area! Contact us for details and pricing.
Micro Swiss nozzles for Lulzbot 3d printers for 3mm filament are available with with aperatures of .2mm .3mm .4mm .5mm .6mm .8mm and 1.2mm. Achieve higher print quality with more consistency over a longer period with these specially coated nozzles.
Try one today and see the difference a good nozzle makes!
LulzBot released several updates to the LulzBot Mini firmware that are included with the recent Cura LulzBot Edition version 20.
Among the updates is a check when the Mini runs auto calibration bed leveling to ensure that the calibration is within an acceptable range. If any of the corner checks are outside the range- typically caused by plastic on the nozzle preventing contact with the corner washer, the calibration start over with a re-wipe of the nozzle. If the calibration fails twice, the print is halted. This prevents damage to the bed from a bad calibration.
Here’s a guide to to perform this easy LulzBot Mini firmware update:
Have you seen these new Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D Printers?! It is like a combination of a Lulzbot TAZ 5 and a Lulzbot Mini 3D printer!! This new printer has it all! From self leveling bed to self cleaning. The bed is borosilicate glass covered in PEI! Makers, educators, designers, and engineers all agree this printer is the most reliable, easy to use, and has one of the largest print volumes in it’s class! Click and print, this is a printer that is just ready to use! Check out our refurbished options “here”
Schools, Libraries, and Makerspaces are important partners in 3D printing! Click “Schools” for a selection of education suitable products and services, including low emissions filaments.
The Nitty Gritty Details!
Printing Specifications (all specifications subject to change without notice)
Print Area: 280mm x 280mm x 250mm (11.02in x 11.02in x 9.8in) Print Surface: Heated Borosilicate glass bed with PEI surface TopPrint Speed: 200mm/sec (7.9in/sec) Average Print Speed: 30 – 50mm/sec(Using default nGen profile) Average Volumetric Output: 300 mm3/min(Using default nGen profile) Print Tolerance: 0.1mm (0.0039in) in X and Y axes; Z axis tolerance dependent on layer thickness Layer Thickness: 0.050mm – 0.50mm (0.002in – 0.02 in), Dependent on nozzle size Usable Filament Size: 3mm (0.1in)
Cura LulzBot Edition is standard. Other compatible Free Software options include OctoPrint, BotQueue, Slic3r, Printrun, MatterControl, and more Available Tool
Tool Head Upgrades
Flexystuder: Prints flexible filament materials (such as NinjaFlex®) Dual Extruder: Prints two different rigid filament materials at once FlexyDually: Prints rigid and flexible filament materials in a single print
Overall Dimensions (metric): 66cm x 52cm x 52cm Functioning Footprint: 82cm x 63cm x 52cm Packaged Dimensions: 88.3cm x 66.04cm x 29.85cm (34.75in x 26in x 11.75in) Packaged Product Weight: 19.5 Kg. (43 Lbs.)
Electrical Power Requirements:
100-240 VAC Power Supply: 24V Average Power Draw: 5.3 Amps(US), 2.65 Amps(EU)
Max operating temperature (hot end): 300°C (464°F) Max bed temperature: 120°C (248°F)