Aleph Objects, Inc., an open source hardware company, announced the launch of the latest addition to its line of LulzBot 3D printers–the LulzBot Mini. Built on community proven technology, the LulzBot Mini is one of the most “open” consumer electronics products ever introduced.
Aleph Objects shared every step of the LulzBot Mini’s development through a publicly accessible archive updated hourly that includes specifications, schematics, parts, suppliers, and more for every prototype the company built.
“Thanks to our active community, the LulzBot Mini is coming to market with technology that has already undergone thousands of hours of use and testing,” said Jeff Moe, President and CEO, Aleph Objects. “It’s this ongoing dialogue with our users that has not only driven and informed the development of our new printer, but also enabled us to deliver a 3D printer that we believe is best in its class.”
Featuring a heated bed that self-levels during the start-up process and the ability to print a wider variety of materials than most 3D printers, the LulzBot Mini’s specifications include:
- Libre innovation: open source hardware and free software that respects user freedom
- Capable materials: ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, wood filled filaments, Polyester (Tritan), PETT, bronze and copper filled filaments, Polycarbonate, Nylon, PETG, conductive PLA and ABS, UV luminescent filaments, PCTPE, PC-ABS, and more every day
- Open filament format: Open, non-proprietary filament format that enables users to stay on the cutting edge and save money on materials
- Multi-software compatible: Users are free to use any number of 3D printing software programs, Cura LulzBot Edition comes standard. Other compatible software includes OctoPrint, BotQueue, Slic3r, Printrun, MatterControl, and more.
- Print area: 152 mm x 152 mm x 158 mm (6 in. x 6 in. x 6.2 in.)
- Print volume: 3,650 cm3 (223 in.3) of usable space
- Top print speed: 275 mm/sec (10.8 in./sec) at 0.18 layer height
- Print surface: Heated borosilicate glass bed covered with PEI film
- Layer thickness: From 0.05 mm to 0.50 mm (0.002 in. – 0.020 in.)
- Maximum hot end temperature: 300°C (572°F)
- Maximum print bed temperature: 120°C (248°F)
The LulzBot Mini lists for $1,350 and will be available for purchase at the end of January 2015 through LulzBot.com, Amazon, and more.
Aleph Objects, Inc.
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