After several month of testing through their community, Aleph Objects now launches the highly anticipated LulzBot Mini at the International CES this week.
The desktop 3D printer is probably one of the most open consumer electronic products ever introduced. Its design was shared with the open source community from prototype to production.
“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 at Aleph Objects.
The LulzBot Mini features a heated self-levelling bed and with a maximum hot end temperature of 300°C (572°F) it can process a wide variety of materials. The desktop device can print with a speed of 275 mm per second at its top, reaching a layer thickness for 0.18 mm. The minimal layer thickness however is 0.05 mm.
- 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 many more.
- Print Area: 152mm x 152mm x 158mm (6in x 6in x 6.2in)
- Print Volume: 3,650 cm3 (223 in3) of usable space
- Top Print Speed: 275mm/sec (10.8in/sec) at 0.18 layer height
- Print Surface: Heated borosilicate glass bed covered with PEI film
- Layer Thickness: From 0.05mm to 0.50mm (0.002in – 0.020in)
- Maximum Hot End Temperature: 300°C (572°F)
- Maximum Print Bed Temperature: 120°C (248°F)
The LulzBot Mini will be available for $ 1,350 through the company’s website, Amazon and other resellers at the end of January 2015.