LulzBot 3D printer cluster.
Aleph Objects Inc.,the team behind LulzBot 3D printers are celebrating the 500,000th 3D printer part printed today on Lulzbot machine.
The milestone was reached when an x-end motor mount was printed at the company's headquarters in Loveland, Colorado which will now be used in the final production of one of the company’s award-winning open source LulzBot Mini desktop 3D printers.
The company operates a cluster of 144 LulzBot 3D printers that run 24 hours a day, five days week, creating parts for their very own printers.
The x-end motor mount is a geometrically complex, multi-functional part that holds a mounted stepper motor and enables the print head to move both horizontally along the x-axis and vertically along the z-axis. Supporting the company’s mission to support user freedom, the gear is freely licensed under GPLv3, and is publicly available in various file formats online.
X-end motor mount printed for a LulzBot Mini.
"To our knowledge, no other company in 3D printing uses their own printers for the production of parts on this scale," explained Jeff Moe, President and CEO, Aleph Objects, Inc. "We are particularly proud of our achievement in reaching our 500,000th part milestone, as it illustrates the speed and reliability of our LulzBot line of 3D printers."
Aleph Objects also revealed that the company's LulzBot printers will be featured in this week's episode of The Science Channel's "How It's Made" television series in the US. The episode will offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings at Aleph Objects, the process of 3D printing, as well as the assembly, calibration, quality control, and final testing of a LulzBot TAZ printer.
The LulzBot episode of "How It's Made" will premiere this Thursday, April 30th, at 9 pm EST on The Science Channel.