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Lulzbot AO-101 3D Printer Ready to Use out of the Box

Lulzbot AO-101 3D printer in action, pulling plastic off a reel.   (Source: Aleph Objects)
Lulzbot AO-101 3D printer in action, pulling plastic off a reel.
(Source: Aleph Objects)

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Material Costs?
Cabe Atwell   2/26/2013 4:31:20 PM
I am sure it is by weight. Typically, plastic spools go for around $18-35/kg. Every company seems to shy away from guaranteeing length. But, if you know the volume of the part you want to build, it is almost a 1:1 transfer of material.


Jack Rupert, PE
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Re: Material Costs?
Jack Rupert, PE   2/28/2013 2:04:28 PM
So, are you saying that this device can use basically any "compatible" materical or are they tied to specific proprietary blends?

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Material Costs?
Cabe Atwell   3/5/2013 3:13:47 PM
Lulzbot says, "The LulzBot AO-101 is one of the few desktop 3D printers on the market that can print with ABS and PLA plastics. With some simple adjustments, you can print with a wide array of experimental materials like wood filament, nylon, polycarbonate, polystyrene, and glow-in-the-dark materials. "

I am sure they will have to verify the type of materials first. So, I don't think this will be printing stainless steel from spools any time soon.


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