Lulzbot – 3D Printer Chat https://3dprinterchat.com 3D Printing News Directly From The Industry Sat, 09 Feb 2019 20:53:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 104903361 What about the Spools? Empty Spools and MasterSpool Standards https://3dprinterchat.com/what-about-the-spools-empty-spools-and-masterspool-standards/ https://3dprinterchat.com/what-about-the-spools-empty-spools-and-masterspool-standards/#comments Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:51:48 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=22489 Originally this post What about the Spools? Empty Spools and MasterSpool Standards appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

MasterSpool refill

With the popularity of FDM printing, 3D printers are left with a pile of empty filament spools. In this blog I explore how printers deal can deal with them. In the end I also propose some industry standards for the MasterSpool refills proposed by Richard Horne.

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MOAR struder Review : Luzbot high volume printing tool head https://3dprinterchat.com/moarstruder-review-luzbot-high-volume-printing-tool-head/ https://3dprinterchat.com/moarstruder-review-luzbot-high-volume-printing-tool-head/#comments Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:16:56 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=22121 Originally this post MOAR struder Review : Luzbot high volume printing tool head appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

MOAR test print

How can you quickly print large 3D prints? The MOAR struder takes the factory standard tool head and cranks it up to 11.

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3D Printed Mallet Project : Printed in PLA https://3dprinterchat.com/3d-printed-mallet-project/ https://3dprinterchat.com/3d-printed-mallet-project/#comments Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:25:13 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=21698 Originally this post 3D Printed Mallet Project : Printed in PLA appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

3D printed Mallet

In this blog I show the results of 3D printing a working joiners mallet in PLA / PHA plastic. Included are the instructions and results of testing.

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Experiment in the Outdoors: 3D filaments Pt. 2 https://3dprinterchat.com/tiny-home-outdoor-filament-experiment/ https://3dprinterchat.com/tiny-home-outdoor-filament-experiment/#comments Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:41:46 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=21537 Originally this post Experiment in the Outdoors: 3D filaments Pt. 2 appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

experiment in filaments outdoors

A year ago I started an experiment to see how 3D printed samples last in the harsh Colorado sun.

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Honest Joy Filament Review: Solid Economy PLA, HIPS and Nylon Filament https://3dprinterchat.com/honest-joy-filament-review/ https://3dprinterchat.com/honest-joy-filament-review/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:24:25 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=19522 Originally this post Honest Joy Filament Review: Solid Economy PLA, HIPS and Nylon Filament appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

color changing PLA

Feiyang Group (Honest Joy) contacted 3D-PT recently to review their production line of 3D printing filaments. Honest Joy sent me a generous sample of 14 different colors and types of filament to test. This sample had a mix of colorful PLA’s, HIPS, and Nylons. Color Change PLA’s Honest Joy currently sells filaments in 1.75 mm […]

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Ultrafine Particles and Fumes From 3D Printers: How Dangerous are They? https://3dprinterchat.com/ultrafine-particles-from-3d-printers/ https://3dprinterchat.com/ultrafine-particles-from-3d-printers/#comments Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:16:57 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=19289 Originally this post Ultrafine Particles and Fumes From 3D Printers: How Dangerous are They? appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

What You May Have Heard Anyone that’s been active in the 3D printing community for very long has heard the stories. Children having trouble breathing or an asthma attack occurring after prolonged exposure to “toxic fumes” from a 3D printer. There are always alarmists surrounding new technology and 3D printers are not exempt. But how […]

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3D Printing Fidgets https://3dprinterchat.com/3d-printing-fidgets/ https://3dprinterchat.com/3d-printing-fidgets/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:46:31 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=11959 Originally this post 3D Printing Fidgets appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

Recently fidgets have become popular for adults as well as children. Fidgets on the surface may seem like toys, but they are actually adaptive devices to help people focus and calm down in their everyday life. 3D printing is full of printable fidgets. Others designers have published plenty of fidget files, including the recent explosion […]

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Build Plate Supported 3D Printing https://3dprinterchat.com/build-plate-supported-3d-printing/ https://3dprinterchat.com/build-plate-supported-3d-printing/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:38:03 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=11732 Originally this post Build Plate Supported 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

3D printing unique objects with large overhangs and bridging surface prints often requires the printing of support materials, Supports break away (hopefully) from your print when it is finished. However, supports add time and material to the print, and can leave the surface of your print rough where it connected with the supports. People who print […]

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ColorFabb Composite Filament Review https://3dprinterchat.com/colorfabb-composite-filament-review/ https://3dprinterchat.com/colorfabb-composite-filament-review/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:29:55 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=11576 Originally this post ColorFabb Composite Filament Review appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

Months ago ColorFabb  Company sent me a sample box of some of their exotic composite filaments to test. These Colofilaments have been the world leader in composite filaments, combining the properties of the wood, metal and carbon, with the printing properties of PLA. Just like Proto Pasta these composite filaments add a new dimension to a […]

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Unboxing the Lulzbot Dual Extruder Tool Head https://3dprinterchat.com/unboxing-the-lulzbot-dual-extruder-tool-head/ https://3dprinterchat.com/unboxing-the-lulzbot-dual-extruder-tool-head/#comments Sun, 03 Jul 2016 04:53:59 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=9592 Originally this post Unboxing the Lulzbot Dual Extruder Tool Head appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

Dual extruder

In a previous blog I wrote about my trip to the Lulzbot factory in Loveland, CO. While I was there I decided to upgrade my Taz 5 to print dual materials. To do this will require the Lulzbot Dual Extruder tool head .  With this tool head I want to print more complex prints with dual colors […]

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A Tour of the LulzBot Factory https://3dprinterchat.com/a-tour-of-the-lulzbot-factory/ https://3dprinterchat.com/a-tour-of-the-lulzbot-factory/#comments Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:49:57 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=9275 Originally this post A Tour of the LulzBot Factory appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

LulzBot Factory

Drive about 2 hours north of Denver, Colorado and you will find yourself in the beautiful ranch lands and farms of the state. At the edge of the town of Loveland and this ranch land is the headquarters of Aleph Objects, Inc. Aleph is the company that produces the LulzBot line of 3D printers. Recently […]

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INprinting Hemp Based HIPS Filament https://3dprinterchat.com/inprinting-hemp-based-hips-filament/ https://3dprinterchat.com/inprinting-hemp-based-hips-filament/#comments Mon, 09 May 2016 00:57:48 +0000 https://3dprinterchat.com/?p=5923 Originally this post INprinting Hemp Based HIPS Filament appeared first on 3D Printer Chat.

INprinting A California 3D printing firm sent 3D – PT a sample of their blend of hemp & HIPS to review. Hemp composite filament have long been a goal of 3D printers. Many 3D printers hope to make hemp composite items. This composite can be made with environmentally sustainable hemp, and would be appealing in […]

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