LulzBot TAZ 5 Desktop 3D Printer with 0.5 mm Nozzle
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- TAZ 5 is Open Source Hardware utilizing Free Software, giving you the freedom to use, adapt, modify, and learn from your printer without restriction
- TAZ 5 boasts a spacious 298 mm x 275 mm x 250 mm (11.7 in x 10.8 in x 9.8 in) print volume for printing larger items or multiple parts at once
- The LulzBot Hexagon all metal hot end can heat to 300°C (572°F) and the print bed can heat to 120°C (248°F), and it's all software configurable. Your LulzBot TAZ has material versatility built-in
- Modular tool head carriage design allows plug-and-play with different print heads for growing selection of 3D printing filament materials
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All LulzBot products use Free Software and are Open Source Hardware. This means your LulzBot TAZ uses proven technology developed collaboratively. It also means you are free to adopt the latest and greatest technology being developed across the 3D printing industry, from new software programs to experimental materials.
The TAZ 5 utilizes an open spool filament system and can print with numerous 3mm filament materials including, but not limited to: PLA, ABS, HIPS, PET (T-glaze), Polycarbonate, Nylon, Wood-filled PLA, Metal-filled PLA, Tritan Co-Polyester, and NinjaFlex/SemiFlex TPU (with optional Flexystruder tool head).
In the box: TAZ 5 Desktop 3D Printer, USB and power cables, SD card with source files, Quick Start Guide, Comprehensive User Manual, 9-Piece toolkit with storage bag, and a sample 1-Meter piece of 3mm ABS filament.
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From the manufacturer
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The LulzBot TAZ 5 is an industrial-grade desktop 3D printer that respects your freedom to create. Order yours today.
LULZBOT TAZ 5: Built for professionals
Advanced Features for advanced users
The LulzBot TAZ 5 builds on the award-winning TAZ 4, with the LulzBot Hexagon all-metal hot end capable of printing at 300-degrees-Celcius, an advanced heated PEI print surface, and Cura LulzBot Edition printing software.
Backed by Acclaimed Customer Support
Every LulzBot 3D printer includes 1-year of free phone and email technical support, award-winning documentation, and a 1-year Limited Warranty. Help is here if you need it!
Made in Colorado
LulzBot 3D printers are proudly hand-crafted in Loveland, Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
More reasons to choose TAZ 5:
- Graphical LCD Control Panel with SD card for tetherless printing.
- Large Print Area: 298mm x 275mm x 250mm (11.7in x 10.8in x 9.8in).
- Modular toolhead design for easy upgrading.
- igus polymer bearings for quiet, smooth, low-maintenance operation.
- .50mm nozzle for fast and reliable printing
You deserve a robot that works as hard as you do
LulzBot Hexagon Hot End
Paired with an ultra-reliable, proven extruder, the all-metal LulzBot Hexagon hot end delivers fast heat-up and stable print temperatures. With active cooling on the heatsinks, the heat stays where you need it.
Heated PEI Print Surface
Anyone who knows 3D printing and will tell you that bed adhesion is a common problem. Not anymore. The PEI surface on TAZ's heated glass bed keeps prints in place and releases them easily without the need for solvents or glues.
Cura LulzBot Edition makes it easy to load, scale, orient, slice, and print your model. Want more options? Cura's expert settings allow you to take advantage of new materials and tool heads for maximum versatility.
Freedom. No exceptions.
All LulzBot 3D printers use Free Software and are Open Source Hardware meaning there are no restrictions on how you use and operate the equipment you own.
HIPS, ABS, & PLA
The LulzBot TAZ 5 can print in standard thermoplastics like HIPS, ABS, and PLA. They all adhere beautifully to the heated PEI print surface, and release easily once cooled. HIPS is a very easy-to-print and versatile plastic perfect for beginners. ABS is great for functional prototypes and production parts. PLA is excellent for larger prints, and fit-up prototyping.
HIPS, ABS, & PLA
Top customer reviews
*Once you figure it out, the printer is pretty simple and many of the parts are actually printed on a 3d printer
*Very open, you can see all the parts and reach everything easily
*Support for tons of filaments which keep expanding
*Overall you get the feeling that the printer can evolve and grow with you (software, filaments, extruder, etc..)
*One thing to consider is that you need to be fairly technical. It is not totally plug and play. Once you figure it out and go back and read the instructions, it all seems obvious, but the first couple times through can be a little bumpy
*I called them at least 3 times and talked to actual employees, in Colorado, picked up on the first or second ring. They were super friendly, very smart and well informed on the products and troubleshooting and were very, very helpful. I just sent them a small question on email and they responded in less than 15 minutes. Good company. Feel very satisfied with my purchase. Thank you!
Packing and shipment was good. IMHO, excellent packing material and assembly/setup instructions (PDF online). Bed calibration was a bit fiddly, but I was able to do it and get a nice quality 20mm test cube using the included filament. I've printed a number of smaller objects; Benchy, octopus, chip clips using Hatchbox blue ABS with very little trouble. I'm now testing out eSun White PETG.
2* because I will be returning this printer
TL/DR: Z-axis binds. Causes tall prints to fail. Workaround available but too cumbersome to perform prior to every print.
THE BAD: The biggest issue I've had is with the z-axis as someone else mentioned here. There are two stepper motors that control the Z-axis - likely because of the large build volume. While small parts always printed out great, taller prints (over 3" tall) would always cause the X-axis to go out of alignment and bind the Z-axis motors. In speaking to support (LulzBot support is incredible - 5 stars here) I received instructions that resolved the issue and as a result my tall prints did print successfully there after but not to my satisfaction.
The fix that was suggested was to loosen 8 allen head screws that fix the X carriage assembly to the Z-axis mounts and re-tighten. Doing this improved my print success rate by a big margin but I still experienced issues with the Z-axis. What worked even better was to only every so slightly re-tighten the allen head screws. Doing so reduced the binding in the Z-axis and the motors were very easy to turn which leads me to believe this is the root cause of the problem. Especially since the success rate of my prints significantly impoved by leaving the bolts slightly tightened
The biggest issue with this printer is the constant adjustments needed. There are very few things you can "dial in" and leave. Before every print I re-level the bed , re-level the z-axis (even with the loose allen head screws I still find it off by 1-2 mm after a print), and loosen/tighten the allen head bolts (during prints the bolts sometimes get a bit looser or tighter). All of this is really a big time waster as doing these pre print adjustments can take a good 15 - 30 minutes. This is 'the' reason I opted to return the printer.
THE GREAT: The LCD screen and controls. I will MISS THIS SO MUCH. It is so nice to be able to monitor progress, configure, and print from the LCD UI. This is defiantly one of the best features of the Taz5 and one I immediately missed when starting to use my makergear m2.
Build volume. I use my printer daily - on average 15 hours a day for a small business I run. Within a few days of ownership I'm already reaching the limits of many other printer's build volume but the Taz5 just gives you so much more room.
ABS prints beautifully. The Taz5 is by far the best printer when printing ABS. The heated bed with the film applied holds onto the ABS print flawlessly.
Even with my bad experiences I am still interested in what LulzBot has to offer. The z-axis issues and other inconveniences I experiences with bed leveling are all very minor annoyances that can easily be fixed in the next revision/model. The world of consumer 3d printing is still in its infancy but not for long.
Mine came with a broken pin on the tool head, which rendered the whole thing inoperable. All the other connectors on the machine have casings and protectors to make sure pins can't be bent, but the toolhead was bare pins, and they're pretty weak. I got on the phone with support randomly in the evening, dude picked up on the second ring. Had me set up with a replacement head in no time. There were some mixups with shipping, but ultimately what you hear about their support is true - freaking great.
The printer itself takes a bit of calibration on the Z axis - i spent a couple hours tuning the Z stop (13.5mm works well for me). The extruder seems to need to be a bit hotter than other printers - people talk about printing PLA at 190, but the sweet spot for me was 205C / 70C bed. ABS was similarly higher. But ultimately if you spend an afternoon getting to know the machine, it pretty much handles itself afterwards. I don't even go into the same room as a print when I start one - i trust it that much.
The default tazbot edition of cura is also pretty great - it results in excellent slices and good information about how long it'll take. I ended up using a pi+octoprint and slicing my models on a workstation before uploading wirelessly, but the cura that ships with it really will get you good prints out of the box. Works on Linux, probably does as well on Windows or OSX too.
Anyway this thing is unbeatable. Size, quality, support, it's got it all.
-Workflow with Cura is easy
-printing from SD
-heated bed with PEI
-large build volume
-upgrade-ability (active forum)
I'm loving printing HIPS and PETG on this.
Alloy 910 nylon is no issue.
It will need an enclosure for ABS in case you go that route. The Hotbox 3d enclosure on grabcad.com is the best.
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