A limited edition run of 20 LulzBot 3D printers will be made live on the exhibition floor at CES next week. Far from simply “a proof of concept” the exhibit demonstrates how LulzBot manufacturer Aleph Objects has been using 3D printers for production since 2011.
Aleph Objects President Harris Kenny says, “Evolved makers around the world are transforming manufacturing with LulzBot 3D Printers. We encourage you to join us and make everything.”
Working day and night
LulzBot 3D printers are part of the RepRap (self replicating 3D printers) project founded by the award winning Dr Adrian Bowyer in 2005.
An open source community, Aleph Objects advocates the contribution of its customers to help improve its products, and cater for its market’s needs.
At the company’s HQ in Colorado, a round-the-clock facility called “The Cluster” employs over 150 LulzBot 3D printers to self-replicate spare parts for customers. In an average day The Cluster turns around 50 kg of filament into extruder gears and bodies, fan ducts, frame supports and more, that can also be downloaded and printed as replacements at home.
At CES, a micro-cluster of 9 LulzBot 3D printers will be used to live-print parts for up to 20 machines.
Adding to the spectacle of Lulzbot’s demonstration, the Loveland-based company will also be giving away grand prize bundles of the 3D printers made at the show, even to those who can’t make it this year.
See more at CES
From the 9th – 12th January 2018, a handful of other 3D printing industry insiders will be exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas. As one of the first dedicated technology shows of the calendar, some companies will be taking the opportunity to introduce new hardware to the market.
Others will also be demoing the product of their development projects. The Tundra-M drone from CRP will make its American debut at the show.
French ink chemistry and printing technologies company Armor 3D will be showing how 3D printing has been used in the DOT project to make a Bluetooth speaker. And Local Motors will be showcasing accessibility improvements to the 3D printed Olli bus.
LulzBot will also be taking the opportunity to announce 3 new 3D printer accessories at the show.
Featured image shows the LulzBot Mini 3D printer in action. Clip via LulzBot on YouTube