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LulzBot Mini

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The open-source hardware of Lulzbot Mini comes packed with useful features and makes it easier for users to print with minimum effort. This is an FDM 3D printer, with affordable price tags, outshines most of the printers available today. Because it is highly advanced, the machine lets the user enjoy the freedom to explore and test. The 3D printer offers its users the high-quality prints coupled with easy operation; the 3D printer has been able to stay on the top list since release.

Printing with LulzBot Mini is an amazing experience. One does not have to worry about the first layer adhesion as the printer as it is pretty reliable in that front. The other things that come along are: the 0.05 mm layer height achievable allows for smoother surface finish. Also, the printer can produce finer details with ease. In addition, the corners are also well-formed when printed using Mini. All in all, the printer does a great job with minimum errors, not no errors at all.

Lulzbot Mini is compatible with many 3D designing applications. The company Adelph Objects, however, has bundled the machine with Cura LulzBot Edition. But users can also use OctoPrint, Printrun, BotQueue, Slic3r, and many others. Talking about the Cura LulzBot Edition, it can be termed as the upgraded version of Cura with a difference in terms of interface, slicing speed, etc. For home users and beginners, this 3D printer may look a bit out of reach. However, one can expect amazing results when compared to the other budget desktop 3D printers that are available for just a few hundred dollars.

Specification: LulzBot Mini

Model Mini
Manufacturer LulzBot
Price Range $ 1250
Release date 2015
Country United States
Availability Available
Classification Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF- FDM...)
Material ABS, PLA
Filament diameter 2.85 mm 0.11 in
OS compatibility Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows
Generic material Yes
XY accuracy 0.1 mm 0.004 in
Max. build size 152 × 152 × 158 mm 5.98 × 5.98 × 6.22 in
Max. build volume 3.65 L
Max. print speed 275 mm 10.83 in /s
Min. layer thickness 0.05 mm 0.002 in
Dimensions 435 × 340 × 385 mm 17.13 × 13.39 × 15.16 in
Weight 8.55 kg 18.85 lb
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.5 mm 0.02 in
Power input 100 - 240 VAC
Heated print bed Yes
Heated build chamber No
Automatic calibration Yes
Closed frame No
Dual extruder No
Independent Dual Extruder No
Full color No
LCD screen No
Touchscreen No
On-board camera No
Mobile app No
3D scanners No
CNC mill No
Electronics 3D printing No
Laser engraving No
Conveyor belt No
Air filter No
Pellet extruder No
USB Yes
Wifi No
Bluetooth No
SD card No
Ethernet No

Videos: LulzBot Mini

Expert Score 7
Affordability
7
Quality
7
Speed
8
Capability
7
Practicality
6
User Expectations
7
PROS:
  • PEI print surface
  • Beginner’s friendly
  • Sturdy Design
  • Automatic calibration
  • Auto-cleaning of nozzle
  • Comprehensive documentation
  • Reliable
  • Open-source hardware, hence expandable
CONS:
  • Missing LCD control
  • Very Small build volume
  • Requires a connection to the PC for operation
  • Noisy
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