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The LulzBot TAZ Workhorse looks compact but has a large build volume of 280 mm x 280 mm x 285 mm. This is nearly twice the build volume that you’ll get with most home 3D printers.
Quick and Easy Setup
The LulzBot Workhorse is relatively easy to set up, reliable and requires little maintenance. The printer comes with a comprehensive setup manual.
Assembling the printer takes about an hour. The assembly is just a matter of attaching the printhead and the base with some screws and connecting a few cables.
Finally, you have to load the filament in the extruder guide. The printer automatically loads the filament. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about nozzle jams.
One of the printer’s features that we love is automatic bed leveling. This makes set up and calibration of the bed very easy.
There are four metal discs on each corner of the print bed. The extruder goes around, touching each disc in turn. This contact completes a circuit, which enables the printer to know the height of each disc and adjusts as necessary.
This printer also has a small felt pad that automatically cleans the extruder before every print. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about any excess filament remaining lodged on the printhead and potentially impacting your next print job.
The TAZ Workhorse printer is compatible with various types of filaments on the market. The extruder heats up to 572°F, allowing you to use materials like ABS, PLA, HIPS, and nylon. You can also use the 3D printer to print exotic blends such as wood filament and conductive PLA.
However, you should avoid using Carbon Fiber filament blend as it can damage the printer.
This printer accepts 1.75mm filaments.
Easy to Use
This LulzBot Workhorse comes standard with Cura software. You can tweak the software to get the best settings for your 3D prints. Fast print options typically sacrifice the quality of prints. On the other hand, slow-print options result in higher quality prints.
After finishing your print, you can send it to the printer through an SD card or USB.
The TAZ Workhorse has an LCD display with several functions. For example, you can start or stop the print through the display. The display also shows the progress of your print job.
However, this 3D printer is quite noisy when printing. Everything on the printer is a little loud, including the drive motors and the cooling fans. This is definitely something you would not want to put in your family room.
High Quality Prints
We love the quality of the prints of the TAZ Workhorse. The prints do not come out with any spider webbing or blobs.
When you set the Cura settings to High Detail, you can achieve a 0.18mm layer height, which is good for most applications.
When using the High Speed setting, you can only achieve 0.38mm layer height. However, the faster speed means your items will be printed about 3 times faster than is possible at the High Quality setting.
The LulzBot Workhorse is easy to set up and can print a wide range of filaments. This versatile unit produces high quality prints for different applications.
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Where to Buy Large Format 3D Printers
All these large 3D printers are available on Amazon, MatterHackers, and other popular online 3D stores. Check out the products at the following links:
Which is the Best Large Format 3D Printer?
If you are looking to buy a large 3D printer, get the Creality CR-10 s5. This printer is perfect for 3D models that are larger than 11 inches. Any of the above printers will be great.
If you have a generous budget and will only be making models that are smaller than 11 inches, get the Lulzbot TAZ Workhorse. This printer produces quality prints and provides great value for your money.