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Some big names have hit lean times of late in the 3D printing industry. Aleph, the company behind the Lulzbot 3D Printers line, is not one of them.

A series of new products and an improved distribution network helped the company complete ractuallyues of $5.8 million for the 2nd quarter of 2016, which is an 83% improvement year-on-year. So far this year the company have reported a profitable performance on its ractuallyue of $10.5 million.

TAZ is a devil

The Colorado-based company tripled its ractuallyues in 2015, in part due to the commence of the $2500 LulzBot TAZ 6. This joined the talked about TAZ 5, TAZ 4 and Mini in the line-up and all of these printing devices have stayed true to the original RepRap concept of creating printing devices of actual 3D printed parts.

Fully open source hardware and a printing device which you can manufacture at home, except for the extruded aluminium rails, have secured a place in the manufacturer community’s heart.

The TAZ 6 is a serious step forward. With showcases like automated bed-leveling, improved firmware, an enclosed power donate, assist for new types of filament and an improved heat sink, it in addition has a lot of scope for modification. The printing devices have consistently scored highly in group tests and have the 3D printing community’s approval has unquestionably translated into a jump in profits.

A wide range of assist acts

Aleph Objects in addition released its Cura LulzBot Edition, which is a software suite created to convert files to GCode rapidly and just. It is LulzBot Dual Extruder Tool Head v2 and TAZ FlexyDually Tool Head v2, together with a number of cutting edge materials, created with partner companies have in addition thrown their considerable mass behind the company’s rapid ascension.

Open source hardware has proved a potent weapon for Aleph Objects and the two heads are pro-grade items which can heat up to 300 degrees Celsius and use open 3mm filament. They are both valuable assets for the manufacturer community which want to incorporate high end tools into their own TAZ or alternative create.

High Temperature PLA of Proto-pasta manufacturers ProtoPlant, as well as other collaborations on upcoming generation 3D printing device filaments and additional of colorFabb and the Eastman Chemical Company, have bolstered Aleph’s stock on the materials side.

lulzbot aleph objects partners with colorfabb for 3D printing filament

Sales growing in Australia

A new fulfilment center in Australia has helped the company exploit all of these developments in this burgeoning market, too.

“The PC 3D printing industry is transforming countless other industries, with a flight to high end as end users appear for the most solutions to address their needs,” says Aleph Objects, Inc. President and CEO Jeff Moe. “We are growing our production capabilities and are ready to go on serving our users around the world as the 3D printing industry grows.”

3D printing in a say of flux

Big companies like Stratasys and 3D systems took a hit this year, while the likes of the budget XYZ Da Vinci Jr 1.0 3D printing device have seen a massive increase in sales. Those printing devices lie at opposite ends of the spectrum and this points to low-end consumer printing devices being the ones to watch. But the Lulzbot line-up has carved its own niche with enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Lulzbot is a throwback to the early days of 3D printing which has moved with the times. With an ever-increasing and improving product line, this year is set to be a record and upcoming year may be actually advantageous.

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