Marvin Dual Color model in the process of printing on out Taz 6 in PLA using our E3D Titan Aero Toolhead for Taz on a LulzBot Taz 6.
This video gives you an inside look at the Palette+ in operation, and our LulzBot Taz 6 with E3D Titan Aero toolhead for Taz in 1.75mm printing a multi filament print. Our toolhead lets you print both solid and flexible filaments. Available for either 3mm filament (stock LulzBot size) or 1.75mm filament, which makes your LulzBot compatible with the Palette+!
Own a Mini and want multi color printing? Stay tuned, we’ll soon be testing out E3D Titan Aero Toolhead for LulzBot Mini for 1.75mm filament with the Palette+!
To keep your LulzBot Mini and Taz performing at their best, it’s important to check for wear and loose parts periodically.
A few items you can check quickly and easily:
Loose bed mount screws
If you can spin any of the washers that hold down the corners of the bed on the TAZ 6 and Mini, they are too loose. Snug them up with a 2mm hex wrench
No “hulk hands” here though, be careful not to strip out the hole.
Play in the bed plate
Try to wiggle the bed in all directions checking for excessive play that may be caused by loose screws or worn bearings.
If you find more play than you’d expect, it may just be loose screws that secure the bed plate to the double bearing holders. Using a 2mm hex wrench, remove the screws that secure the heat bed washers. Being careful not to lose the screws washers, or spacers below the washers, remove the screws and washers, lift up the heat bed and set it off to the side, and check that the screws underneath the heat bed that secure the bed plate are all snug.
Check play again. If you’ve taken out the play, great! If not, it’s probably time to replace the bearings under the bed plate in the double bearing holders
Play in the X carriage
Wiggle the tool head in all directions to check for excessive play that may be caused by loose screws or worn bearings.
Culprits for play include looseness in the screw/s that secure the toolhead to the X carriage
Loose screws that secure the extruder and hotend to the toolhead mount, cracks in the extruder body and toolhead mount, and worn bearings in the X carriage and x carriage upper bearing holder.
Squeaky smooth rods
Wipe down the smooth rods with a lint free cloth to remove dust and residue. This will often remedy squeaks when the carriages are moving.
If you need to replace worn bearings, the old bearings need to be pressed out, and new bearings pressed in, which can be a bit of a challenge without the right tools.
We have factory made parts for the 1.03 “Foxglove” Mini that include the bearings and heat inserts already installed, so you can conveniently replace the entire bearings housing assembly instead!
Here are the parts that contain the bearings that you may want to replace:
- 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.
Sketchup hosted a live stream on 3D printing today that showed off several different printers and technologies, and featured IT-Works’ E3D Titan Aero Toolhead for LulzBot Taz, along with Colorado Made Chroma Strand Labs ABS and Inova-2008 PETG 3mm filament. There’s an IT-Works coupon code too.
Video starts around 8:40, enjoy!