Extruders

3D printers can be modified with different types of extruders to achieve larger prints, prints with different materials, and other specialty types of prints.

LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder

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The LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder allows for the 3D printer to extrude plastic using thicker layers (greater layer height) and print large prints that would otherwise would take several days to print.

While we recommend keeping prints to under 8 hours to be supported in the Makers Lab, if your print estimate surpasses 8 hours even at the lowest resolution and highest speed settings in Cura, then the MOARstruder may be an option for you. Please email makerslab@ucsf.edu to schedule time.

The MOARstruder is used with the LulzBot TAZ 6.

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LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3

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The LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder (v3) is a toolhead modification compatible with LulzBot TAZ branded 3D printers. This modification allows for the 3D printer to print using two nozzles instead of one. The Dual Extruder can print with a majority of PLA plastics and with water-soluble filament, like PVA, that dissolves and separates in water. Printing with water-soluble support structures is a great solution for 3D printing complex models, such as protein structures, that would otherwise require a lot of support material to remove.

The Dual Extruder is used with the LulzBot TAZ 6.

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