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

The LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder is a toolhead compatible with LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer. This modification allows the 3D printer to extrude filament using thicker layers (greater layer height) and print large prints that would otherwise would take several days to 3D print.

If your print time estimate exceeds 8 hours, then the MOARstruder may be an option for you. Contact the Makers Lab to schedule time.

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LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3

The LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder (v3) is a toolhead compatible with LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer. The modification allows for the 3D printer to print using two filaments 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. 3D 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. Contact the Makers Lab to schedule time.

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