Aleph Objects’ LulzBot has announced a new addition to it’s aerostruder line, a tool head for penny-scale printing. The Aerostruder V2 micro enables users to make, as the name suggests, prints the size of the average pence or penny. What’s more, the tool head also allows for the use of flexible and rigid filaments, providing both a wide range and precision to the print process. The Micro Tool Head also features technology from E3D, expanding their partnership with Aleph Objects.
“The Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head—paired with the LulzBot Mini 2 3D Printer—has changed my perception of what is possible with filament 3D printing,” Aleph Objects Product Specialist Adam Straight said. “In terms of resolution and surface finish, the prints from this new tool head are very impressive. The precision of E3D Titan Aero extruders and hot ends complements the premium quality built into every LulzBot 3D Printer.”
Aerostruder V2 Micro Tool Head
The Aerostruder v2 features the E3D Titan Aero Extruder/Hot End with a 0.25 mm nozzle. It also has 360-degree part cooling for high-precision prints, which allow for more accurate overhangs and bridges. The aerostruder v2 is another collaboration between E3D and Aleph Objects, bolstering both company’s shared commitment to open source technology.
“Free, Libre, and Open Source development respects user freedom drives better products, accelerates innovation, and strengthens user communities,” stated Harris Kenny, President of Aleph Objects.
With the new tool head, engineers can expect to add a new level of precision and surface quality to their prints. The tool head will be available for purchase somewhere around September 2018. Meanwhile, you can get a glimpse of the work it produces at their micro art gallery miniature art exhibits at SIGGRAPH 2018.
The companies have been on a roll lately with a whole line of software, hardware and materials released lately. The company also released the version 3 of the LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder recently. The dual extruder was their push towards enabling more geometric freedom for designers and engineers. Aleph Objects is looking to provide new levels of design freedom to their customers in both cases.
Featured image courtesy of Aleph Objects.