With a build volume 14% larger than the TAZ 6 and a new belt-driven Z-axis, the TAZ Workhorse promises to deliver bigger, faster, and higher quality 3D prints. Steven Abadie, CTO of Aleph Objects comments, “People have been using TAZ 3D printers as tools in the most demanding environments.”
Eric Beardslee, Product Marketing Manager at Aleph Objects, adds:
“Tens of thousands of users and industry analysts worldwide nicknamed TAZ the ‘Workhorse.’ Since it earned the name, we decided to own it.”
The LulzBot TAZ Workhorse Edition
The machine includes new developments based on feedback from the TAZ’s military user base, as explained by Abadie, “With the TAZ Workhorse Edition, we gathered feedback from users in these conditions and added upgrades such as a reinforced frame and sturdier electrical connectors for unparalleled durability, while improving upon the already impressive print quality.”
Separating itself from its previous models, the TAZ Workhorse features a lightweight Hardened Steel E3D Titan Aero hotend and extruder. This includes a Hobb-Goblin 5mm ID Drive Gear made from stainless steel which is said to deliver superior overhang and bridge performance.
Additionally, the TAZ Workhorse has been equipped with an automatic X/Y/Z backlash compensation feature for improved print accuracy.
Lulzbot Workhorse full technical specifications and pricing
The TAZ Workhorse has a build volume of 280mm x 280mm x 285mm, the same size as the TAZ Pro. In comparison to the TAZ 6, which has a build volume of 280mm x 280mm x 250mm, the build has been extended only across the Z axis.
Layer resolution achievable of the Workhorse is between 50 and 400 μm, withpositional resolution of 10 μm, 10 μm, and less than 1 μm (XYZ). A material extrusion system, with a heated bed, the Workhorse is compatible with more than 20 materials, including PLA, ABS, PETT, TPU, polycarbonate, and HIPS.
Shipping in June, Aleph Object retails the Lulzbot Workhorse Edition for $2,950.
See more technical specification below.
|Build Volume||280mm x 280mm x 285mm|
|Operating Footprint||83.2cm x 66.2cm|
|Maximum Movement Speed||300mm/s|
|Print Surfacing Leveling||Automatic Compensation|
|Extruder/Hotend||E3D Titan Aero with hardened steel nozzle and hobb|
|Layer Resolution||50 – 400 micron|
|Connectivity||USB serial/SD card|
|Print bed||Heated Borosilicate Glass with PEI Surface|
|Maximum Print Bed Temperature||120°C|
|Calculated XYZ Positional Resolution||10,10,<1 micron|
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Featured image shows The Lulzbot TAZ Workhouse 3D printer. Photo via Aleph Objects.