TAZ 6 ??

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TAZ 6 ??

Post by wmgeorge64 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:08 pm

Is there a TAZ 6 in devolvement? I have a mini now and love the self cleaning and leveling features. Wondering if the 6 will have those and other bells and whistles and if I should wait for it.
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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by nopick » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:57 pm

You can see what they are working on here: http://devel.lulzbot.com/TAZ/Kauri/

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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by wmgeorge64 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:49 am

Looks like a dual print head model. Hmm, don't need that but I love my Mini and saving my coins for the larger model. The design and layout of the TAZ fits in with my industrial electrical and machine background.
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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by saramos » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:59 am

Reading the Change List, I didn't see anything about dual extruders, but it did mention dual extruder fans. This is something I had been thinking about when I had some distortion due to heat buildup on the left side of my HIPS prints.
It also looks like they are developing automatic leveling, stiffening the X axis, changing the filament tensioning setup and making the printer quieter. It also looks like they are looking into the possibility of making some of the parts using injection molding and making the packaging more retail friendly.


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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by wmgeorge64 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:42 am

I guess I did not spend enough time looking, but one picture shows two rolls of filament.
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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by saramos » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:13 pm

I think the images are a little misleading. They do show two spools, However the hotend and printhead looks like the regular Hexagon with two (3 counting the blower) fans. At the bottom of the Change List, it does mention a dual extruder head, but it looks like that option was rejected.

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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by 3dRiffs » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:58 am

Hopefully they'll bundle a retrofit/upgrade kit :-)

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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by saramos » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:16 pm

3dRiffs wrote:Hopefully they'll bundle a retrofit/upgrade kit :-)
The changes look pretty extensive. More like a new model than an upgraded Taz 5. Some of the changes would be nice to have as an upgrade, such as the dual fan printhead. But other changes would be hard to retrofit onto a 5 such as the new (presumably) injection molded sides that eliminate the vertical extrusions.
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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by nopick » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:58 pm

I am expecting the sides to be sheet metal like the Mini.

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Re: TAZ 6 ??

Post by saramos » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:48 am

Ah, makes more sense.

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