July 28, 2021

LulzBot TAZ SideKick Personal Desktop 3D Printer Available Now

LulzBot Releases Highly Anticipated Affordable Addition to its Award-Winning Line

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, USA, July 28, 2021 – LulzBot® recently announced a new addition to its classic Award-Winning TAZ lineup. The LulzBot TAZ SideKick™ is now available in two build volumes and is the most affordable LulzBot to date. This highly configurable machine allows customers to build a personal desktop 3D printer comprised of all the features they want and need in their very own 3D printer.

LulzBot TAZ SideKick

The TAZ SideKick is faster, simpler, and ready to print out of the box with free software. This new printer allows users to select machine color and build volume along with adding other options now or later like build surface, electronics, and any of the LulzBot Universal Mount System Tool Heads.

This all-new 3D printer is available in two build volume sizes to meet your printing needs. The 289 model and larger 747 give you the space you need to be productive. Choose from a PEI coated borosilicate glass print surface or the LulzBot OctoGrab™ removable magnetic flex bed for frustration free print removal.

John Olhoft, President of LulzBot, says this about the new machine, "We believe that the TAZ SideKick is perfectly positioned for the 3D printing market today. Our new machine gives new users a great out of the box experience and more veteran 3D printer users the freedom to configure their machine for purpose-built applications.

The TAZ SideKick 289 delivers a build volume of 162mm x 162mm x 181mm (6 3/8" x 6 3/8" x 7 1/8"), slightly larger than the venerable LulzBot Mini 2.

The TAZ SideKick 747 boasts a 231mm x 231mm x 248mm (9" x 9" x 9 1/4") build volume, approaching the almost cubic foot size of the LulzBot TAZ Workhorse and TAZ Pro line of professional 3D printers. With prices dependent on configuration, the TAZ SideKick line of 3D printers are available to fit every budget.

LulzBot TAZ SideKick 747

Every TAZ SideKick features a genuine ANTCLABS BL Touch® which provides trouble free mesh bed leveling.

With high precision belt drive in all axes, the TAZ SideKick is able to print freely at a variety of layer height resolutions eliminating Z banding or Z wobble issues that can arise in lead screw equipped machines.

Choose from any of the nine LulzBot Universal Mount System Tool Heads — or choose none — if you already have a library of LulzBot Tool Heads on site. Tool Heads change easily by hand thanks to a unique design that uses large thumbscrews, a wiring connector, and quick Tool Head selection on the graphical LCD controller.

Universal Mount Tool Head Family

Thoughtful design features, like a folding control box and Y axis travel mounts, make the TAZ SideKick highly portable. It’s never been easier to bring a 3D printer along on weekend trips or move it from classroom-to-classroom.

“Don't let the name fool you.  The SideKick packs plenty of punch and is a hero in its own right! There are many of quality-of-life features to enjoy on this printer, including auto bed leveling, easy belt tensioning, folding for transport and compatibility with LulzBot Tool Heads. This printer has a very premium feel and will make for a great companion to any maker space or print farm!" — Greg Huber, Greg's Maker Corner

This 3D printer is self-replicating (or RepRap) machine made up of over 50% 3D printed parts, all printed in the constantly expanding LulzBot printer farm located in Fargo, North Dakota. The LulzBot dedication to open-source continues, meaning users can easily and affordably replace any worn components by downloading the files from the LulzBot GitLab.

All LulzBot 3D printers are built to last with quality components in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Each machine comes with a one-year factory warranty and full-time customer support. The company also has an active user community, with thousands of members sharing new tips, tricks, and hacks on the LulzBot Forum. Learn more today at LulzBot.com

TAZ SideKick Ordering Information The LulzBot TAZ SideKick is available for order immediately. To view the TAZ SideKick configurator, go to LulzBot.com/SideKick.

Praise for LulzBot 3D Printers LulzBot desktop 3D printers are acclaimed by critics and customers alike for reliability, robustness, respect of user freedom, ease of use, excellent customer support, and extensive documentation.

About LulzBot Your Imagination Built by LulzBot®. LulzBot was founded in January 2011 in Loveland, Colorado. In 2019, LulzBot became part of FAME 3D and is located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, where all development, manufacturing, and support for the award-winning line of LulzBot 3D Printers used in rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, education, industry, military, and by consumers everywhere.

TAZ SideKick assets available for media use at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jmLTujrrjP7LAdVC2P95ya16FLcWVfzR?usp=sharing

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