LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer
|Make/Model||Aleph Objects AO-100|
|Arrival Date||January 2013|
|Where||CNC 2nd Floor|
Do not leave the printer unattended while printing Also, don't forget to turn the printer off when you are no longer using it.
Windows users will need to install drivers. For everyone else, It Just Works™. Where everyone = Linux and OSX users.
Usable Print Area
200mm x 190mm x 100mm (7.9in x 7.5in x 3.9in)
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 AO-100 LulzBot.
Lulzbot's slic3r config has the infill density set at 0.75. Resulting prints are very sturdy as a result, but the filament consumption and print time go up because of this. It is recommended to turn it down to 0.15 or 0.25, and to increase the number of infill shells. Doing so should have a similar surface quality, but produce a print with significantly less mass.
The manual is available online. A printed form of it can be found near the printer. The manual explains how to operate the printer. Read it =)
The printer is currently configured for 3mm ABS plastic. Only use this kind of plastic. Until Aeva has a chance to upgrade the extruder, PLA can damage the hot end. Additionally, the Makerbot is not configured for 3mm ABS, and so the filament for these respective printers is currently not interchangeable.
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.
List of Currently Certified Users
|qualified member||trained by|
|Lyn Cole||Colin Parsons|
|Arkadiusz Czubak||Colin Parsons|
|Michael Skilton||Steve Finkelman|
|Eric Maxon||Steve Finkelman|
|David Fell||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Ray Doeksen||Steve Finkelman|
|Derek Bever||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Ricardo Cagnetta||Derek Bever|
|Jeffrey Camealy||Derek Bever|
|Solomon Hursey||Derek Bever|
|Nick Castillo||Derek Bever|
|Ralph Weidenbach||Derek Bever|
|David Earley||Steve Finkelman|
|Tom Forajter||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Rob Riggs (Colorado Rob)||Elizabeth|
|Adam Glick||Ray Doeksen|
|Arturo Duarte||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|James Porter||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Ryan Kelly||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Laurie Rich||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Jay Strybis||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Janet Dornhoff||Elizabeth Koprucki|
|Genevieve Aphrodite||Justin Conroy|