Let’s talk resolution! All jokes aside, the capabilities of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) are continually reaching newer heights in terms of print quality. The culmination of numerous improvements introduced into the LulzBot ecosystem over nearly a decade brings FFF print resolution on par—and often surpassing—other 3D printing technologies. Every technology has its strengths, and collaboration is ushering in a convergence where engineers, designers, and educators have more and better choices than ever.
Let’s chime in about the hardware upgrades: the LulzBot Mini 2 3D Printer boasts a number of them! With the addition of the upcoming Aerostruder v2 Micro, featuring a genuine E3D Titan Aero Extruder/Hot End with a 0.25 millimeter nozzle, users can now print at resolutions as low as 0.05mm layers, or 50 microns, and beyond. TAZ users will also be able to enjoy high-detail printing with an adapter that is also in development.
What about the software? Collaborative Free Software development in an Open Source platform has allowed for continuous improvement in material profiles in Cura LulzBot Edition and ongoing firmware upgrades to constantly improve printer performance. We put a lot of time and meticulous attention into developing slicing profiles for unparalleled out-of-the-box printing quality. Want to learn more about Cura LE? Visit the Cura LE webpage for the free download and instructions.
Finally, let’s get into ease of use. 3D printing enthusiasts have been swapping out nozzles since the technology was in its earliest stages, but with the LulzBot Tool Head System, high-resolution prints are possible straight out of the box! Switch between rapid prototyping and fine-detailed prints in minutes, without any hardware tweaks. Each tool head comes with individually developed print profiles for plug-and-play performance. If you want to just print, you need something that just works.
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