Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of LulzBot 3D Printers, announced the upcoming release of the LulzBot Mini 2 Desktop 3D Printer, available for a first look at RAPID + TCT in Forth Worth, Texas. The compact and powerful LulzBot Mini 2 features updates and upgrades for use in an office, shop, or classroom. The LulzBot Mini 2 is expected to start shipping to customers in June.
Major hardware improvements over the original LulzBot Mini include Einsy RAMBo electronics with Trinamic drivers for whisper-quiet operation and a build volume increase of approximately 20% over the previous model with no increase in footprint. The Mini 2 features a belt-driven Z-axis that allows rapid travel and accurate layer alignment, with no reduction in minimum resolution.
Also included as standard equipment are three accessories previously offered as add-ons to the original LulzBot Mini: A next generation Aerostruder Tool Head designed around the E3D Titan Aero hot end and extruder, the LulzBot modular bed system with reversible heated glass/PEI surface, and a Graphical LCD Controller for tetherless operation.
Said Aleph Objects’ Director of Marketing Ben Malouf, “With the Mini 2 we listened to our users’ feedback and added improvements like SD card printing and much quieter operation, but we kept what they love: the rugged, portable form factor; material versatility; and fantastic print quality.”
Along with the new machine, Cura LulzBot Edition version 3.2 software is now in a public beta phase and is anticipated for a final release in advance of the first shipments of Mini 2 units. The update to Cura LE features faster load times, an updated interface, and new slicing options. The software remains free and open source and includes hundreds of print profiles for LulzBot 3D Printers and accessory tool heads for more than 30 filaments.
Aleph Objects, Inc.
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