The Lulzbot TAZ 6: Everything you need to know

Aleph Objects is a 3D Printing company with a reputation for creating easy, awesome, and

reliable 3D Printers. Their latest printers, the TAZ 5 and Lulzbot Mini have each won

numerous awards. So when Lulzbot announced their TAZ 6, the bar was set extremely

high. Did the TAZ 6 live up to its expectations? Were people satisfied by the product? Read

more to find out!

First, lets talk a little about the specs. 

PRICE $2500
Compatible Materials 3.0mm ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, Wood, Polyester, and so much more!
TECHNOLOGY FDM — Fused Deposition Modeling
Fully Assembled? Partially, some assembly required (45 minutes of assembly and setup)
BUILD VOLUME Roughly 11″ x 11″ x 10″
MAX PRINT SPEED 200mm/s
LAYER HEIGHT (Minimum and Maximum) 50 Microns – 500 Microns
COMPATIBLE FILE TYPES .STL, .OBJ, .THING,
MACHINE SIZE Roughly 26.8″ x 20.5″ x 20.3″
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT Roughly 24.25lbs

As you can see in the table above, the TAZ 6 has some pretty impressive specs. With many

compatible filaments, and a build volume of (nearly) 11″ cubed, the TAZ 6 has a lot going

for it! However, most of these features were the same as the TAZ 5. This then poses the

question “What exactly has changed?” Well, because the TAZ 5 was such a great success,

Aleph Objects didn’t have to change much!  In fact, most of the new features on the TAZ 6

were stolen from the TAZ’s  younger counter part, the Lulzbot Mini. This includes the

critically acclaimed Auto-Bed leveling, and the highly popular PEI borosilicate glass build

plate. Lulzbot also (slightly) redesigned the extruder, and gave the power brick its own

enclosed case! All of these features were previously on the Lulzbot Mini, but not on the

TAZ. So in the TAZ 6, Aleph Objects just transferred all of these features over. This

proves that Lulzbot is listening to their customers (a huge plus!).

 

The TAZ 6 also has some features that make it a GREAT machine in general. For

example, it features easily swappable tool heads for different applications. (Dual

extrusion, flexible filaments etc…). And with its HUGE build volume, you can reliably

create some huge, awesome, high detailed, prints!

Overall, I highly recommend the Lulzbot TAZ 6. It has all the great features of the TAZ 5,

but it is now more reliable then ever! And with its  auto-leveling, huge build volume,

swappable tool heads, etc… the TAZ 6 may be one of the best, most reliable, desktop 3D

printers on the market!

 

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