We have been stocking the über maker/hacker-friendly open source LulzBot TAZ printers from Aleph Objects since earlier this year — first offering the TAZ 3 and now offering the TAZ 4. We reached out to Aleph Objects to ask about their latest model, and questions about what is special about how they create and share hardware.
They sent us back this great video and gave us permission to post it online on their behalf! Thanks, Aleph Objects!
INVENT IT. CREATE IT. PRODUCE IT
If a picture tells a thousand words, a 3D printer can tell the whole story. Like moveable type transformed and democratized communication, 3D printing is inspiring innovation and industry. The LulzBot TAZ from Aleph Objects, Inc., continues to transform the desktop 3D printer industry. A few short years ago, creating a three-dimensional prototype or short-run production required tens of thousands of dollars and months of time, making efficient innovation difficult for most and prohibitively expensive for many. Our technology allows you to design and print with ease and speed. Designed for innovators, prototypers, manufacturers, hobbyists, engineers, universities, architects, and medical practices — as a community, we are advancing the world of 3D printing.
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LULZBOT TAZ 4 – Open Source 3D Printer: The evolution of desktop 3D printing continues with TAZ 4, LulzBot’s top-of-the-line, highest quality printer to date. Merging technical expertise with design sensibilities, TAZ is for inventors, entrepreneurs, design engineers and prototypers — bring your ideas to life with TAZ .
As of May 12th, 2014 we are shipping the LulzBot Taz 4! New features include a re-engineered drive rod system for better print quality and re-designed Y-axis mounts so setting up your printer will be easier than ever. The Taz 4 has also upgraded to a 400 watt power adapter and an assembled and enclosed electronics case. Finally, the extruder fan now comes standard with every Taz 4. All of these features add more versatility and quality to the Taz 4 and more about their function can be found in the product video above. (read more)