The LulzBot Mini is a high performance open-source desktop 3D machine. It is a personal FDM 3D printer popular among engineers, educators and enthusiasts. The printer is used to build a wide variety of products, including models for Stop-Motion Animation and many others.
This model is famous for being perfect for beginners since it’s easy to set up and use. Many features of the printer are automatic and all the documentation is absolutely clear.
Unlike many other 3D printers, this device creates almost no problems for the user. It’s robust design will prevent you from encountering problems that most 3D enthusiasts face on a regular basis.
With just four LulzBot Mini 3D Printers and a passion for creating art, animation veterans Dale Hayward and Sylvie Trouvé of Montreal-based See Creature Animation incorporated 3D printing and art into a centuries-old storytelling format.
Here you can see the printing pattern of the 3D printed face
Hayward and Trouvé developed a script in a 3D computer graphics application to expedite the animation process, creating uniquely-stamped, frame-by-frame STL files and an exposure sheet to follow during the stop-motion animation shoot.
The LulzBot Mini is an FDM 3D printer that can print at 50 microns. This helps to achieve quality like in the picture below:
The LulzBot Mini has a 0.5 mm nozzle.
The print head runs on rods with linear bearings. Many quality enhancing functions are now automated. The printer features automated-bed leveling and automated nozzle cleaning.
LulzBot Mini prints with PLA, Natural and Metal PLA Blends, TPU, ABS, PETG, nGen, INOVA-1800, HIPS, HT, T-glase, Alloy 910, Polyamide, Nylon 645, Polycarbonate, PC-Max, PC+PBT, PC-ABS Alloy, PCTPE, and other materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials.
The LulzBot Mini has a heated bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials.
As usual, installation of an enclosed print chamber is highly recommended to ensure reliability.
Depending on the material you may not have to use glue-stick, thanks to the PEI print surface that makes the first layer adhesion pretty reliable.
The LulzBot Mini prints with 3 mm filament, which lets you choose from a wide range of materials.
The printer has the build area of 6 x 6 x 6.2 inches (152 x 152 x 158 mm).
The printer is controlled via PC.
3D models can be printed from computer with a USB port.
The printer is compatible with Cura software and works with 3D models in .STL, .OBJ formats. The software is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
For some items package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.
LulzBot Mini is available in black color.
The printer dimensions are 17.1 x 13.4 x 15.2 inches (435 mm x 340 mm x 385 mm). It weighs 25 lb (11.33 kg). The spool holder is mounted on top of the printer.
The price of the LulzBot Mini is $1,485.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.