US-based manufacturer of the LulzBot line of desktop 3D printers, Aleph Objects, reported the company tripled the year-over-year revenue for their devices up to $ 15 million, growing to 100 employees with plans to continue to scale up in 2016.
At the International CES last week, new 3D printer hardware, filament materials and updated software have been launched. The upgraded line of multi-material tool heads for the LulzBot TAZ 3D printers includes the new Dual Extruder Tool Head v2 and the FlexyDually Tool Head v2. Both extruders use open 3 mm filament and heat up to 300°C.
The company’s latest Cura LulzBot Edition software update boasts new features like pause during printing (for mid-print filament swaps) and tested print profiles for six new materials.
At their booth, LulzBot was joined by colorFabb, showcasing their new nGen filament, based on Eastman’s Amphora AM 3300 material. “The use of nGen runs the gamut of 3D-printed applications, ranging from prototyping to experimenting, and from designing to making serious money,” colorFabb Managing Director Ruud Rouleaux explained. “Aleph Objects’ well-known and renowned brand of LulzBot 3D printers and colorFabb’s new special filament are a perfect match.”
Proto-pasta’s engineering-grade PLA is also a perfect pair for LulzBot 3D printers, explained ProtoPlant co-founder Alex Dick. Another filament available through LulzBot’s website is Chroma Strand Labs’ new INOVA-1800 co-polyester, based on Eastman’s Amphora AM 1800 material.
“In 2015, we validated for the public the Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware business model,” said Aleph Objects, Inc. Vice President of Marketing Harris Kenny. “Our announcements at CES 2016 show that Aleph Objects’ collaborative approach respects user freedom, creates better products, and fuels rapid growth.”