|Make/Model||Aleph Objects Taz3|
|Arrival Date||January 2014|
|Contact||CNC Area Host|
|Where||CNC 2nd Floor|
- 1 Status
- 2 Past Status
- 3 Authorization
- 4 Operation
- 5 Troubleshooting
- 6 Mods
- 7 Suggested Settings
- 8 Other Resources
- 9 List of Currently Certified Users
7/15/2019 Unable to load filament. Hot end is heating, but filament would not push through. csandra 16:32 15 July 2019
7/13/2019 Taz3 is printing via Octoprint. csandra 00:42 15 July 2019
4/29/2-17 - Taz 3 OctoPrint Server is hooked up. Future authorizations will cover the Octoprint server and its web interface operation. Still no Octoprint as of 4/4/2017 :(
As of 1/29/2017, things for the Taz3 are looking pretty good. It is operating as expected and a nice new printed spool holder is being installed on the top. Skynaya (talk) 09:48, 29 January 2017 (CST)
As of 1/17/2017 there appears to be an issue with Repetier where the server has to be stopped after boot or the COM port will be blocked. It can be disabled by going to the start menu and finding "Stop Server" for Repetier, but you may need admin credentials to override it. I'm looking into disabling this behavior. However, we will be switching to Octoprint servers to operate the printers soon. Skynaya (talk) 14:06, 18 January 2017 (CST)
As of 12/20/2015 Someone has put a note saying "no work" on the print bed, no further information known.
As of 12/10/2015 Undergoing testing. Functional. New LCD installed, SD card reader should be working but has not been tested in use. Fiberglass flexible print bed add-on installed. Firmware updated for new Hexagon extruder heads, no longer compatible with Flexistruder, for now. Hexagon heads need to be set higher than old heads (temperatures will need to be higher.) Additional testing required to advise what temperatures are best. --Rdoeksen (talk) 16:17, 10 December 2015 (CST)
As of 11/13/2015 the main PLA/ABS extruder is not working, replacement extruders and parts are ordered or awaiting installation by CNC Area Host.
As of 7/20/2015 nozzle clogged with PLA, resistor wire is broken (needs replacement), bottom wood disk is broken (needs replacement) --Andrew Camardella 7/20/2015 5:35pm
As of 6/1/2015 clogged with PLA through the length of the hot end and nozzle. Needs to be disassembled, burned out, nozzle cleaned. Probably needs replacement nozzle. Needs replacement parts for the hot end (wood discs, maybe aluminum disk) --Rdoeksen (talk) 18:53, 1 June 2015 (CDT)
As of 5/20/2015 not clogged, running normally.
Seems to be extruding fine as of 4/30/2015. [Extruder nozzle clogged. Needs unclogging or nozzle replacement. (As of 4/28/2015, clogged )]
Under construction. Ask CNC Area Host. No regularly scheduled authorizations. Authorization sessions can be arranged for 3 or more members as required. If you want to schedule an authorization session, find 2 or more other people (by asking on the Google Group) and email the CNC Area Host for referral to an authorizer.
The Taz 3 now uses OctoPrint as its host device. You can now send jobs to the printer via any computer in the space, even your personal device. It's a web service, load the URL in a web browser; you don't need to download or install anything.
The OctoPrint server for the Taz 3 can be reached at http://10.100.1.200/
- When connecting to the OctoPrint server, you may first need to select "Connect" under the left side Connection tab if the printer has been turned off.
- All settings to connect are retained and should not be modified. *Since someone CAN modify them, and then nobody else will be able to use it, why don't we put the proper settings here in the wiki so people can fix what's wrong?
- Once the printer is connected, you can begin warming it up with the Temperature tab.
- Enter a temperature in Celsius and click "Set"
- You can control the printer's movements and extrusion using the "Control" tab.
- To get started printing, upload an STL using the left side "Files" tab.
- Find the STL you uploaded and click the "Slice" button, it looks like a magic wand.
- From here, you can select what slicer engine you'd like to use and what settings you'd like to print with.
- Cura is the default slicing engine.
- Select one of the preset slicing profiles, and then manually set your preferred temperatures and speeds using the Basic and Advanced tabs.
- Now locate the newly generated GCO file (G-Code) in the left side Files tab. You can now click "Load and Print" to print your object.
- It is preferred if you delete your files from the OctoPrint server when you are done. You can download your GCO file for future printing if you would like to retain the specific sliced project.
This is only a high level overview of how to use OctoPrint. If you are already authorized but have not used OctoPrint, feel free to attend future authorization sessions. OctoPrint will accept g-code from the most popular slicers such as Cura, Slic3r, Repetier-Host, and Simplify3D.
Under construction. Please add information to this section if you discover some useful tips and tricks.
- Usually is COM5
- If you can't connect on COM5, you may need to reboot the PC, because another user is still logged in after they connected on COM5. If a reboot doesn't resolve the "Connect" problem, then shut the PC down, unplug the unit's power cord, and restarting the machine. This has has fixed the problem as of 3/19/17 - first time I've had the COM5 problem for a while.
- Make sure baud rate is set to 115200
- Make sure protocol is set to Autodetect
- In Repetier Host, home the machine to get full motion on the axes
- In Simplify3D, if you are asking for login information just close the box with the X button and the program will launch.
Factory standard settings, accessories and equipment. Alternate Flexistruder available at PS1 but not installed.
Windows users driving the printer tethered (over a USB cable) will need to install drivers.
Usable Print Area
298mm x 275mm x 250mm (11.7in x 10.8in x 9.8in)
Users of Linux, Windows, OSX will need to install the following software:
- Pronterface - or Repeteir-Host for manual operation of the printer as well as for starting print jobs
- Slic3r - for creating gcode (print jobs) from 3D models
- Additionally, Lulzbot provides a slic3r config file for the Taz3
- Alternately, you can use Cura by Ultimaker
Both of these files have appropriate settings for the 'printer settings' and 'filament settings' tabs. To use them, go to File > Load Config in Slic3r and select the downloaded file. You must then go to each tab and hit the 'save' icon next to the settings selection dropdown box, or else Slic3r will forget the settings when you close it.
For settings in Simplify3D, you need to 'import FFF profile'. This can be found under File/Import FFF Profile, then browse your computer to find it.
ABS for Simplify3D
ABS profile for the Taz3 at %15 infill, supports enabled, .3mm layer height, extruder at 230C and bed at 90C, with appropriate cooling (none).
PLA for Simplify3D
PLA profile for the Taz3 at %15 infill, supports enabled, .3mm layer height, extruder at 190C and bed at 65C, with appropriate cooling (increasing speed with layer height).
Ninjaflex for Simplify3D
Ninjaflex profile for the Taz3 at %15 infill, supports enabled, .3mm layer height, extruder at 220C and bed nonheated.
- Ninjaflex can only be run with the flexistruder extruder type, which requires the firmware "Marlin 2014" or older.
ABS Print Settings Without Support - Fast
This file is for the 'print settings' tab of Slic3r. This is a 'fast' profile, geared towards finishing prints relatively quickly. It still provides excellent surface quality. This profile does not include support, so for large overhangs you'll need the next configuration file.
ABS Print Settings With Support - Fast
This file is for 'print settings' tab of Slic3r. This is a 'fast' profile, geared towards finishing prints relatively quickly. It still provides excellent surface quality. This profile includes support, appropriate for large overhangs.
Sky's Config Bundle
The manual is available online. A printed form of it can be found near the printer. The manual explains how to operate the printer.
This PDF contains the screenshots for each tab and setting. When you first use Repetier on your windows login, you have to adjust some settings for first time use.
The extruders available accept 3 mm filament, and can print either ABS or PLA. There is an alternate extruder for use with Ninjaflex, called 'Flexistruder' but the Flexistruder is not supported with the current firmware installation.
Find Something to Print
Thingiverse is a great place to find printable 3D models that other people have designed, and to publish your own.
Designing 3D Models
Page in progress to describe 3D modeling.
Refer to our 3D Print Troubleshooting page.
List of Currently Certified Users
|qualified member||trained by||date|
|Derek Bever||Hours of shouting at 3D printers|
|Elizabeth Koprucki||Derek Bever|
|Andrew Kos||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Ray Doeksen||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Everett Wilson||Derek Bever|
|David Earley||Derek Bever|
|Lyn Cole||Derek Bever|
|Greg Teiber||Derek Bever|
|Nick Castillo||Derek Bever|
|Tom Forajter||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|David Ditzler||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|David Fell||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Rob Riggs (Colorado Rob)||Elizabeth|
|Mark Stevens||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Arturo Duarte||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Justin T. Conroy||Derek Bever|
|James Porter||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Ryan Kelly||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Janet Dornhoff||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Genevieve Aphrodite||Justin Conroy|
|Sloan Lavery||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Adam Glick||Ray Doeksen|
|Tyler Natoli||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Chris Marchwick||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Marty Dubin||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Tom Judge||Justin Conroy|
|Brian Dunn||Derek Bever|
|Tim Lofgren||Derek Bever|
|Jeff McBride||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Thomas Wright||Justin Conroy|
|David Siegfried||Derek Bever|
|Donald Jacobson||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Clarence Risher||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Will Garza||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Nick Halderman||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Michael Maloney||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Brennan Koziarz||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Roger Moore||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Aaron Mintz||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Matt Makris||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Matt Meshulam||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Ron Olson||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Darold Higa||Ray Doeksen|
|Nora Sluzas||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Matt Triano||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Curtiss Cooke||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Andrew Sowa||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Eric Yu||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Lucas Goossen||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Jessica Wiedner||Derek Bever|
|Scott Little||Derek Bever|
|Kevin Pulver||Ray Doeksen|
|Jenny Tong||Ray Doeksen|
|Mike Mandrea||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|John Farmer||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Andy Richardson||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Alex Trimm||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Rick Alm||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Davis Mazariegos||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Knute Martell||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Hugh Sato||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Ryan Neuman||Will Garza|
|Tina C||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Scott Drane||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Michael Patton||Ray Doeksen|
|Chris Leeson||Ray Doeksen|
|Matt Pollina||Ray Doeksen|
|Scott Anamizu||Ray Doeksen|
|Doorman Dave||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Simon Pyle||Ray Doeksen|
|Brad Jiminez||Ray Doeksen|
|Nate Scheidler||Ray Doeksen|
|Alan Insley||Ray Doeksen|
|Casey Coley||Andrew Camardella|
|Deanna Williams||Brad Jimenez|
|Jim Hartmann||Ray Doeksen --Rdoeksen (talk) 14:44, 20 September 2015 (CDT)|
|Hunter Koerner||Ray Doeksen|
|Temnulen Erdenekhun||Ray Doeksen|
|Greg Teiber||Ray Doeksen|
|Bob Williams||Ray Doeksen|
|Elizabeth Arundel||Brad Jimenez|
|Alex Al-Hamdan||Brad Jimenez|
|Nem Simeunovic||Brad Jimenez|
|Dafe Hughes||Brad Jimenez|
|Gary Silver||Brad Jimenez|
|Daniel Maziarz||Brad Jimenez|
|Greg Kudlacz||Brad Jimenez|
|Adam Moffatt||Brad Jimenez|
|Kevin Schwartzenberg||Andrew Camardella|
|Michael Slingerland||Andrew Camardella|
|Andrew Dalesandro||Andrew Camardella|
|Erik Funkhouser||Brad Jimenez|
|Elizabeth Carter||Brad Jimenez|
|Idris Raja||Brad Jimenez|
|Shelly Loke-Gayares||Brad Jimenez|
|Craig Koszewski||Brad Jimenez|
|Brandon Love||Brad Jimenez|
|Todd Allen||Andrew Camardella|
|Parker Rueve||Brad Jimenez|
|Mike Czubak||Brad Jimenez|
|Paula Brinkman Lowe||Brad Jimenez|
|Xander Czubak||Brad Jimenez|
|Angus Brinkman Lowe||Brad Jimenez|
|Chris Smith||Brad Jimenez|
|James Villalpando||Brad Jimenez|
|Zachariah Reed||Brad Jimenez|
|Calvin Moravec||Brad Jimenez|
|Joshua Havenga||Brad Jimenez|
|Sky Nova||Andrew Camardella|
|Brian Carstensen||Andrew Camardella|
|Aaron Carlock||Andrew Camardella|
|Rob Dumas||Andrew Camardella|
|Mike Kirda||Sky Nova|
|Ashley Borg||Sky Nova|
|Ed Breuer||Sky Nova|
|Mark Haughey||Sky Nova|
|Jeremy Shaw||Sky Nova|
|Paul McClay||Sky Nova|
|Sam Chen||Sky Nova|
|James Jacobs||Sky Nova|
|Martina Josimovska||Sky Nova|
|Brian Adamson||Sky Nova|
|Ian Stubbs||Sky Nova|
|Grant Wagner||Ashish Jasani|
|John Zappa||Ashish Jasani|
|Marta Guerrero||Ashish Jasani|
|Sam Dreyer||Sky Nova|
|Anastasiia Holubova||Sky Nova|
|Timothy A Rogers||Sky Nova|
|Travis Bee||Sky Nova|
|Zack Sasnow||Sky Nova|
|Nathan Witt||Sky Nova|
|Marsalis Smith||Sky Nova|
|Daniel Martinez Olivas||Sky Nova|
|Chris Versteeg||Sky Nova|
|Paul Rapoport||Sky Nova|
|Matt Maggio||Andrew Carmardella|
|Nick Prorok||Andrew Sowa||6/09/18|