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Changing Filament with the E3D Titan Aero toolhead for LulzBot TAZ by IT-Works

Want to change the filament on your E3D Titan aero? We show how, including switching between flexible and solid filament!

Many of our early Titan Aero toolhead customers have had good things to say!
Justin Kelly of Proto House, 3D print supplier to Laser Gnomes has multiple E3D Titan Toolhead for LulzBot TAZ working hard printing 1.75mm flexible materials in his printer farm, and says:

“The Aero kit for the Taz5 was a breeze to install as it’s pre-assembled from IT-Works. We were up and printing gorgeous TPU prints in minutes! Love the new lighter design and more material options… great work IT-Works! ”
“When our clients demanded new materials, specifically TPU, we turned to IT-Works to accommodate our exclusively Taz5 farm. With their new adaptation of the E3D Titan Aero head they’ve unlocked not only entirely new material markets for us but also opened the doors to varying diameters. The 3mm vs 1.75mm debate has raged for years and the ability to quit arguing and get to work is the best choice for our service bureau. With these “upgrades” we’re looking to expand our farm further to accommodate these new robust material offerings.
As for the E3D hotend itself the print quality is amazingly high. New clients and experienced printers alike have all proclaimed it’s some of the best looking prints they’ve seen. Those that have dealt with TPU are amazed at the glass like properties and definition of the prints.”

Check out some of the prints Justin has been making:
“Dr. Teeth” – https://rotorbuilds.com/build/5036
“Giorgio T.” – https://rotorbuilds.com/build/5038

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Print Solid and Flexible filaments on your LulzBot TAZ!

Want one toolhead for your LulzBot TAZ for both solid and flexible filaments?

IT-Works has been working hard on developing a toolhead based on the E3D Titan Aero for the LulzBot TAZ 5 and 6 printers, and we’ll be releasing them soon!

The  E3D Titan Aero is a high quality, British made, light weight, compact integrated hotend and extruder that makes it easy to switch between flexible and solid filaments on your TAZ.

Available for both 3mm and 1.75mm filament!

The Titan Aero also is compatible with other E3D hotends and nozzles, giving you options for upgrading your toolhead.

The toolhead is in field beta testing now, and we expect to release them in June.  Visit the product page for more information and join the waitlist for updates and notification when they are available!

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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!