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Revision as of 14:34, 20 March 2016

Lulzbot Taz3
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number KT-PR0013-5509
Make/Model Aleph Objects Taz3
Arrival Date January 2014
Usability yes
Contact CNC Area Host
Where CNC 2nd Floor
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $2395
Host Area CNC

Lulzbot Taz3 Area: CNC https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Lulzbot_Taz3


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 9/28/2015 not clogged, working normally, DO NOT RUN PLA for longer than 1hr --Rtystgeeke (talk) 15:26, 28 September 2015 (CDT)

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 6/3/2015 nozzle unclogged, tested with ABS. --Rdoeksen (talk) 19:22, 3 June 2015 (CDT)

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 and email the CNC Area Host for referral to an authorizer.


  • Turn the printer off when you are no longer using it.


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.
  • 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


Factory standard settings, accessories and equipment. Alternate Flexistruder available at PS1 but not installed.

Windows Drivers

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)

Nozzle size

  • 0.50 mm nozzle --Rdoeksen (talk) 16:20, 10 December 2015 (CST)(please verify?)

Host Software

Users of Linux, Windows, OSX will need to install the following software:

Suggested Settings

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

File:ABS Fast2.0(.3mm).zip

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

File:PLA Simplify3D.zip

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

File:Ninjaflex Simplify3D.zip

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

File:Taz3 print settings NO SUPPORT.ini

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

File:Taz3 print settings SUPPORT.ini

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.

Other Resources

The manual is available online. A printed form of it can be found near the printer. The manual explains how to operate the printer.


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.

List of Currently Certified Users

qualified member trained by
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
Wessing 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