|Make/Model||Aleph Objects Taz3|
|Arrival Date||January 2014|
|Where||CNC 2nd Floor|
- 1 Status
- 2 Operation
- 3 Mods
- 4 Suggested Settings
- 5 Other Resources
- 6 List of Currently Certified Users
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 )]
SD card reader DOES NOT WORK. Works only in tethered mode, driven by USB from a computer.
Spool hanging bolt on enclosure sure could use an upgrade. It is long enough but there is no positive catch to keep the spool in place.
- Turn the printer off when you are no longer using it.
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)
- 0.35 mm nozzle (please verify?)
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.
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.
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 extruder usually mounted accepts 3 mm filament, and can print either ABS or PLA. There is an alternate extruder for use with Ninjaflex.
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|