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Enclosure for your LulzBot Mini

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.

 

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Custom Pink LulzBot Mini 3D Printer

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Jodi wanted a pink LulzBot Mini 3D printer for (last ūüėČ ) 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!

 

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New 3D printing filament: colorFabb HT!

Step up your 3D printing with new co-polyesters.

If you’ve tried the new co-polyester 3D printing filaments like Chromastrand Inova 1800 and colorFabb nGen¬†you know how they combine the warp and split resistance and strong bed adhesion of PLA with the strength and heat resistance of ABS, while maintaining lower fume and particulate emissions.

How do you choose? There are three Eastman Amphora series co-polyester bases:

  • “Good” is Amphora 3300 is, which we carry as colorFabb nGen. nGen is a big step up from PLA in strength and temp resistance. nGen’s low price makes it a great intro to co-polyesters
  • “Better” is Amphora 1800, which increases strength and heat resistance over 3300- similar to ABS. ¬†We carry it as Chromastrand Labs Inova-1800, which is a “super premium” filament with ultra low consistent dye percentage, and the most stringent dimensional and cooling managament during production. ¬†If you’ve tried other Amphora 1800s, give Inova-1800 a try and see the difference
  • “Best” is Amphora 5300, which increases strength and heat resistance over 1800. ¬†We carry it as the new colorFabb HT. Amphora 5300 is nearly polycarbonate levels of temperature handling and strength, but with low fumes and easy printability!

If you’ve not tried them yet, you’re in for a treat, try some today!

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3D Print your own Pokémon Pikachu today!

Pokémon Pikachu

This 10 inch tall 3D print of a “low poly” Pok√©mon Pikachu ¬†was printed for a silent auction, but I thought it would be fun to post! ¬†For all of you Pok√©mon Go fans, this is for you! ¬†It is a¬†low poly Pikachu printed in yellow PLA on a Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printer.¬†¬†PLA ¬†is one of the most commonly used filaments in 3D printing because it is so easy to use. PLA has minimal warping and shrinking compared to other materials, which means it thrives when making objects featuring flat surfaces and hard angles, or requiring tight tolerances for fit.¬†The Lulzbot TAZ 6 is also available refurbished here. ¬†You could also scale this print down and print it on a Lulzbot Mini 3D printer!

Just look at all the fun you can have with a 3D printer!  Whether you are a Pokémon fan or a hobbyist of some other kind, you can print one of a kind 3D prints to suite your needs!  From figurines to replacement parts, a 3D printer is a useful tool to have around!  We recently 3D printed something even more useful than this Pokemon, chair feet for a kitchen table.

 

Pokémon Pikachu

Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

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Pikachu Pokémon
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Big sale on refurbished LulzBot 3D printers!

Refurbished LulzBot¬†TAZ 5s as low as $1199, refurbished LulzBot¬†Mini’s on sale for $899!¬†http://itworks3d.com/product-category/3dprinters/

These printers are in good condition, tested, fully operational, and guaranteed by IT-Works for 30 days!

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