The LulzBot AO-101 3D printer from Aleph Objects has been released. Incorporating user feedback from the AO-100, the AO-101 offers quieter printing, a better power supply and updated RAMBo electronics, the company says. Improvements to the solid plate for the heat bed allow for printing with a wide variety of material, and additional enhancements to the pulley and spooling systems produce more reliable, higher-quality prints.
"The driving force behind our company is to do everything free and open so together we can innovate. We are the opposite of companies who patent every little thing; in our eyes patents are devised to lock others out. They don't allow others to think on ideas, change, or improve them. We believe that being free and open is good for innovation, and it's good business," said Jeff Moe, president of Aleph Objects.
The AO-101 is complete with a toolkit, plastic for printing and a step-by-step manual. The technology is designed to be customizable to meet the needs of the project at hand.
"A huge focus for us is to streamline our business and manufacturing process so that we are continually adding value. Recently, we reduced build time from 5.5 hours to two hours, meaning we can pass savings on to our customers. Other companies build machines after you buy, or are backordered for weeks. We have printers across the globe, ready to ship," Moe said.
For more information, visit Aleph Objects.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.