New to 3D printing? Already have a printer and want to build another one?
Use this model to learn about the mechanics of 3D printing or use the included files to build half of the printer itself! This is the Lulzbot Taz 4 3D printer from Lulzbot, a trademark of Aleph Objects inc.
The TAZ 4 is a really awesome 3D printer, it features one of the largest build volumes in its class (almost a cubic foot!), its built from over the counter hardware and 3D printed parts, it can print in a variety of materials, with flexible and dual extrusion capabilities. The best part is, it's based around an open source concept, so if something breaks, there are no expensive proprietary parts to buy, you can literally find all the hardware on-line or at a local hardware store or electronics supplier.
You can print the 3D printable parts yourself if you already have a 3D printer, you can buy them on ebay in a kit form, and then you would only need to buy the hardware, Lulzbot has a BOM for the rest of the parts on their website...
The 3D printable files are licensed under the CC-CC BY-SA 4.0 and GPLv3, which is a share alike license with commercial distribution allowed. That means you are allowed to distribute and even sell these 3D printed part files if you want!!! Just not the whole Printer CAD model, this printer model as a package.
It should be noted that the 3D printable files have NOT been 3D printed or tested so they could require minor tweaking to hole diameters etc. to allow the hardware to fit perfectly...no big deal.
The Zipped file package contains everything seen here and much more. All files are in native .sldprt formats and can easily be converted to other formats, even .obj. As mentioned also get a folder containing all the 3D printable parts for this printer. You also get all the HD renderings seen here.
Enjoy the model, keep checking back for more!