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Sale on Demo model LulzBot TAZ 6 and LulzBot Mini 3D Printers.

Great deals on our display model LulzBot TAZ 6 and LulzBot Mini 3D Printers!

  • Current models
  • “Good” or better condition. They’re both REALLY nice with only minor scuff and signs of use.
  • Nearly all original accessories
  • Proper working order
  • Wear items checked and refreshed if needed.

Want to print both flexible and solid out of the box (with the choice to switch to 1.75mm!)? We’ll make you a package deal with our Our new E3D Titan Aero toolhead installed and tuned- Yes, you could get one of the first for the Mini Titan Aeros as well.

30 Day guarantee and support from IT-Works. LulzBot does not support or warranty these printers.

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Enclosure for LulzBot Mini 3D Printer coming soon!

Sneak preview of our upcoming enclosure for LulzBot Mini, click the photo for more details.

We’ve been working on designs for an enclosure to fit the LulzBot Mini, and are just about ready to release it!
Join the waitlist on the product page for updates, and to be one of the first to receive one when they are available.

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LulzBot PEI bed plastic REPLACEMENT SERVICE

IT-Works will replace your LulzBot PEI bed surface!

The PEI plastic bed surface sheet on LulzBot TAZ 5, TAZ 6, and Mini 3D printers is durable, low maintenance, and has great adhesion.
When it’s time to replace your PEI sheet, getting the adhesive removed is quite a bit of work, and installing the PEI sheet without big bubbles takes some practice.
IT-Works has been replacing PEI for our local clients, and we’re now ready to extend this service to everyone.

What’s your time worth? Have IT-Works replace your LulzBot 3D printer PEI so you can save time and bubbles!

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Reptile Snake Skin Pattern 3D Print

How do you get a reptile snake skin appearance in a 3D print? We stumbled onto a cool method!

I was printing a combat robot chassis and stumbled upon this happy accident of a snake / reptile skin effect. To get durability in a bot for the “plastic ant” class, with its 1lb weight limit, and requirement that chassis and weapons must be 3D printed using only PLA, ABS or PETg, I used Chroma Strand Labs INOVA-1800 translucent green 3D printer filament, mainly because it looks cool- Watch for translucent green in Chroma Strand Labs’ value priced INOVA-2008 PETg soon!

3d print of a combat robot chassis in translucent green INOVA-1800 filament and cubic infill.
3d print of a combat robot chassis in translucent green INOVA-1800 filament and cubic infill. I didn’t start out to have it look like a snake- the pupils in the engraved eyes were originally round, but when I saw another print of the wheel skirts and noticed the reptile pattern, I hopped back in Fusion 360 and quickly changed them to snake eyes!

The LulzBot Mini made a beautiful print, and the build volume was “just right” for a plastic ant. A good rule of thumb- If you need a LulzBot TAZ‘s build volume, your ant is going to be too heavy (ask me how I know..).

 

Angle view to show infill pattern
Angle view to show infill pattern

I created the model in Autodesk Fusion 360 (free for maker / student / non-commercial use!!) which has been an easy to use yet staggeringly powerful 3D modeling tool for quickly iterating through designs. The cloud sync makes it a snap to move between computers!

Side view- check out those nice unsupported overhangs!
Side view- check out those nice unsupported overhangs!

The key to is the infill pattern. I was experimenting with different infill patterns in the new CURA 2 LulzBot Edition Alpha and chose cubic for it’s strength. By happy accident, the combination of the translucent green INOVA-1800 and cubic infill yielded this cool pattern!  Pictured don’t really do it justice as the surface is shiny, and the pattern shifts as it catches the light.

 

Rear view. The engraved text came out pretty well!
Rear view. The engraved text came out pretty well!

We have free shipping on Chroma Strand Labs filement, buy some INOVA-1800 today and show us what kind of reptile prints you come up with!

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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.