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Latest from LulzBot: The New and Improved FlexyDually Tool Head V2

by • April 12, 2016 • No Comments

Lulzbot_LogoTM_CMYKOn the other hand there are many facts that go into the selection of a 3D printing device, one showcase that appeals to many folks is versatility. Printer high end yet trumps all things else – it does not matter how many materials a machine can print with if it’s churning out dreadful prints – but multiple capabilities are obviously beautiful, and many manufacturers have been scaling up the variety of what their printing devices can do. The many extreme example, obviously, is ZMorph with their all-materials 3D printing device/CNC machine/laser cutter factory in a box, but we’ve been seeing a lot of printing devices added not long ago that can do additional than only 3D print. (Laser engravers seem to be the tool of the moment.)

Even for those who have no interest in CNC milling or laser cutting, it’s complex not to be seduced by 3D printing devices that promise to print with a wide variety of materials – or, actually advantageous, multiple materials at one time. The beloved LulzBot was bringing multi-material capabilities well preceding it became talked about to do so, and they now contribute sactually various swappable tool heads. The latest of these is the FlexyDually Tool Head v2, that empowers users to print with both flexible and rigid materials in a single print job.

unnamed (5)The FlexyDually v2 is an upgrade of the original FlexyDually, added in 2014. According to the LulzBot website:

“This expert-level tool head empowers you to make: Living hinges, 3D printed-in-place gaskets and sealing surfaces, tires bonded to wheel hubs, wearables, and additional.”

The all-metal v2 can heat up to a temperature of 300° Celsius (572° Fahrenheit), enabling for the printing of actually additional material combinations than the v1. One other upgrade comes with a precision machined aluminum extruder mounting plate for simpler setup and additional reliable prints. It is compatible with LulzBot TAZ 4 and TAZ 5 printing devices, uses open format 3mm filament, and, like LulzBot’s other complexware, is open source.

“LulzBot 3D printing devices showcase proven extruders with industry-leading robustness and millions of hours of testing and use,” said Harris Kenny, Vice President of Marketing for LulzBot’s parent company Aleph Objects, Inc. “By upgrading the LulzBot tool head line, our community has advantageous ways than at any time to reliably prototype and bring ideas to life.”

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The FlexyDually Tool Head v2 is on the market for $495, and is supported by the latest option of Cura LulzBot Edition. Aleph Objects, who not long ago expanded their operations into Australia, appears to be in no danger of losing talked about ity, and this latest contributeing should undoubtedly be well-received by LulzBot devotees. Thoughts on this latest innovation? Discuss additional in the FlexyDually Tool Head v2 forum over at 3DPB.com.