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Going to the extreme to make 3D printers open source

Lulzbot 3D printer cluster

The best way to explain 3D printing to someone is to show them. But since Jeff Moe can’t carry around one of his Lulzbot 3D printers, he has taken to packing 3D-printed parts in his pocket so that he can show them off when he runs into people who aren't familiar with the concept.

"A lot of time when you're explaining it, people are thinking of a 3D movie or something like that," said Moe, CEO of Aleph Objects, the largest manufacturer of open source 3D printers. "I literally carry around parts with me and show people the different things that 3D printers can do because that explains it a lot better," Moe said. » Read more

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LulzBot's 3D printer and open biz model

LulzBot 3D Printer

Not all businesses can stand behind their products, and even fewer can stand on top of them. At LulzBot, it’s not uncommon to find the multi-talented and seriously committed team mounting their 3D printers upside down or bumping along Colorado mountain roads with a functioning 3D printer in tow—all in the interest of testing the durability and strength of their product under the most extreme conditions. And that’s only part of what makes LulzBot different.

Based in Loveland, Colorado, LulzBot designs, builds, and sells desktop 3D printers, plus parts and plastics, for entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers, and experimenters.

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Do you have access to a 3D printer?

3D printing the open source way

3D printing is changing the game. The way we strategize, plan, create, and do business is different now that objects can be materialized by adding layer upon layer. » Read more

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