We are glad that Joel Telling(3D Printing Nerd) is using his Titan Aero PRO toolhead for TAZ. If you need to upgrade your TAZ or Mini 1/2 printers, these toolheads are a great addition to your printers, and will produce excellent results. Contact us for more info, or visit our toolhead page to get yours today!!!
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+!
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!
Preview our upcoming E3D Titan Aero + Volcano toolhead for the Taz 3D Printer.
The Volcano hotend has nozzle diameters of up to 1.2mm which makes for very fast, very strong prints.
Available in 3mm and 1.75mm filament diameters, and with optional wear resistant and hardened nozzles and hobs for printing abrasive filaments.
Priced attractively, coming soon from itworks3d.com
Keith wanted to print 1.75mm filament on his LulzBot TAZ 6, so he picked up one of our 1.75mm hexagon hotend kits
He thought black ABS would be too plain for the printed parts, so when he saw the fabulous new deep purple “grape” colored High Performance ABS from Chroma Strand Labs, he knew it was just the ticket for his cool new custom toolhead! You can find the models for the toolhead parts on Thingiverse and LulzBot’s website.
What would you like to print in this great new Purple color?