LulzBot Expands into High-Strength 3D Printing

LOVELAND, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#3Dprinting–Aleph Objects, Inc., manufacturers of award-winning LulzBot 3D Printers,
announced the availability of the LulzBot HS-Series Tool Heads today.
There are increasing demands for engineered polymers with exceptional
mechanical and thermal properties. The new HS (hardened steel) tool
heads enable 3D printing of industrial-grade composites, such as
polyamide (nylon) infused with carbon fiber or glass for high-strength
3D prints.


The LulzBot HS-Series Tool Heads are capable of printing industrial
composites with a tensile strength yield comparable to PEEK (tensile
strength of 15,200 psi – ASTM638). These polymers are used in a wide
range of high-demand applications, from structural components to the
automotive industry. Parts printed with these composites have higher
impact resistance, resist deformation, while retaining strength in harsh
and demanding environments. Industrial materials like PA-CF Low Warp
combine strength and dimensional stability (less than 2% elongation at
break – ASTM638) with the ability to perform in higher operating
temperatures up to approximately 120° C (248° F). The ability to create
high-strength functional jigs, fixtures, and prototypes on-site in a
matter of hours significantly reduces lead time and cost.

Featuring hardened steel components for maximum durability, these tool
heads are purpose-built for high-strength 3D printing applications with
abrasive and industrial composites. The hardened steel extruder hobb is
optimally designed to minimize wear from abrasive composite filaments,
and the larger heating block enables high-volume throughput of
larger-diameter filaments. Even with abrasive composite filament, the
hardened-steel nozzle maintains dimensional accuracy. Objects printed
with the HS-Series tool heads will be stronger due to better layer
adhesion and thicker walls.

The LulzBot
HS Tool Head
features a 0.8 mm nozzle for more precise high-strength
3D printing, and the LulzBot
HS+ Tool Head
comes with a 1.25 mm nozzle for high-strength,
high-speed 3D printing. From the 0.25 mm SL (small layer) tool head to
the new HS-Series tool heads, the LulzBot ecosystem offers a broader
range of layer heights and filament capabilities than ever before. These
new tool heads further expand the vast supported material palette and
capabilities of LulzBot 3D Printers, enabling exceptional out-of-the-box
3D printing performance for new and existing users.

Graphic Assets (Links)

Praise for LulzBot Desktop 3D Printers

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

Praise for the LulzBot TAZ

All3DP 2017/2018 “Best Large Format Printer”         Tom’s Guide “Editors’ Choice”
Make: 2016 Guide “Best Overall” 3D Hubs 2017 Buyers Guide “Best of Work Horse”
Make: 2016 Guide “Outstanding Open Source” Aniwaa 2016 Best 3D Printers (No. 1 out of 980)
3D Printing Industry “Top 3D Printer Under $2,500” 3DForged “Best Printer Under $3,000”
 
Praise for the LulzBot Mini
All3DP 2017/2018 “Editor’s Choice”         PCMag “Editors’ Choice”
Make: 2018 Guide “Best for Education” 3D Hubs 2017 Buyers Guide “Best of Plug ‘N’ Play”
3D Printing Industry “Top 3D Printer Under $2,500” Aniwaa 2016 Best 3D Printers (No. 4 out of 980)
Tom’s Guide “Best Intermediate 3D Printer 2018” 3DForged “Best 3D Printers 2016”
 
Praise for Aleph Objects
Inc. 500 Computer Hardware Company

(#2 2017, #1 2016)

        Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company

(#371 2017, #122 2016)

Top 250 Private Companies (CoBizMag) Top 250 Colorado Manufacturers (CoBizMag)
Colorado Companies to Watch – Winner (CCTW) Fastest-Growing Co. in Northern Colorado (BizWest)
Colorado Company of the Year – Runner-Up (CTA) Small Business of the Year – Finalist (FCACC)
 

LulzBot is a registered trademark of Aleph Objects, Inc.

Contacts

Aleph Objects, Inc. Press Contact
Eric Beardslee
press@lulzbot.com
USA:
+1-970-377-1111 Ext. 617

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