Aleph Objects, Inc. announced it has 3D printed the one-millionth part used in the production of its LulzBot line of desktop 3D printers. The LulzBot TAZ and LulzBot Mini were ranked the No. 1 and No. 4 best desktop 3D printers in the world, according to Aniwaa’s meta review of 980 different desktop 3D printers.
Each LulzBot 3D printer contains more than thirty (30) printed parts. The one-millionth part, a large herringbone gear licensed under the GNU GPLv3, was printed by the Cluster, which consists of 140 LulzBot 3D printers. This method of production was originally pioneered in desktop 3D printing by the RepRap Project.
According to Aleph Objects, it took more than 2 1/2 years to print the first 500,000 parts. The company now prints at a rate of 500,000 parts per year. This increased efficiency was made possible by upgrading to new models of LulzBot 3D printers, adding more machines, expanding operating hours, and adopting new technology to make operating and monitoring the machines more efficient.
Aleph Objects, Inc.