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Potential 1.75mm Multi Filament and Multi Color Printing for LulzBot Taz and Mini.

Will combining the Palette+ Muti Filament and Material System with an IT-Works 1.75mm E3D toolhead for LulzBot TAZ and (coming soon!) 1.75mm E3D toolhead for LulzBot Mini result in the ability to make multi color and multi material (solid, flexible, dissolvable support!) 3D printing with your current LulzBot? We’re going to find out!

Want to print 1.75mm 3d printer filament in your current Hexagon hotend? We have the 1.75mm hexagon hotend parts you need. You can send in your existing toolhead for use to modify too!

Join our 3D Printing Newsletter to be sure you get the latest updates on the Palette+ for use with the LuzBot Taz and LulzBot Mini!

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KillaJoule Electric Motorcycle Breaks Landspeed Records with help of 3D printers!

Setting land speed records with help from IT-Works 3D printers.

Our friend Eva Håkansson is the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider at 270 mph (434 km/h). She is a mechanical engineer and the main builder of her electric streamliner motorcycle aptly named “KillaJoule”, which also happens to be the world’s fastest electric motorcycle!

Dr. Håkansson designs and prints parts using a Lulzbot 3D printer for IT-Works, and Colorado made INOVA-1800 filament!

Get the full story from LulzBot: KillaJoule: Record-Setting Electric Motorcycle Speeds Ahead With 3D Printing

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Super cool refurbished TAZ 6 3D Printer!!

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)

Software:

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

Physical Dimensions

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)

Temperature

Max operating temperature (hot end): 300°C (464°F)
Max bed temperature: 120°C (248°F)

Support

30-day money-back guarantee from IT-Works.

30-day guarantee from IT-Works.

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Camping, 3D Print style!!!

I’m often trying to find practical uses for 3D printing, but it wasn’t until I started planning our summer camping trip that I found how useful having a 3D printer could be!

Starting with my favorite print: This is an extension for a kayak paddle.  It is a handle for the paddle, giving something larger to hang on to while out on the water!  Just slip the kayak paddle in and bolt the two parts together around it!

Kayak handle for a kayak paddle!
Kayak handle for a kayak paddle! Just slip the kayak paddle in and bolt the two parts together around it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up is a chair foot replacement!  You know those folding camping chairs and how sometimes the stupid feet break on them.  I used to just cope with sitting in an unbalanced chair and make jokes about being unbalanced! Now you can just print a replacement foot.  Remove the old hardware from the broken foot, replace with this handy 3D printed foot, and you’re good to go!  They make them for the front feet as well as the back!

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Folding camping chair replacement foot! Just remove the old hardware from your broken chair foot and replace with the new 3D printed one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next one is a cool little rope tightener. I apologize for everything being in black, I didn’t really feel like swapping out filament for each print. 😉 ‘nGen” filament is made by ColorFabb!

Camping Rope Tightener
Camping Rope Tightener
Camping Rope Tightener
Camping Rope Tightener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last up is a tent pole cap! Sometimes the peak of the tent needs a little reinforcement or support! This cool little print while made of black nGen could be made of a more flexible filament like NinjaFlex , SemiFlex, or even PCTPE.  NinjaFlex is a flexible filament and a favorite of mine.  The SemiFlex is also flexible like the NinjaFlex, but has some extra firmness. The PCTPE is a flexible and dyeable nylon so you could customize that to your liking.  For what it is worth, nGen comes in a variety of colors as do most of our filaments.  I’ll spare everyone my need to print in pink ABS.. this time! 🙂

Tent Pole Cap
Tent Pole Cap
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Tent Pole Cap