LulzBot Mini

by LulzBot
100% Recommended

Description

The LulzBot mini packs the power and performance on the LulzBot Taz series into a smaller and more affordable form factor. It is capable of printing with a wide variety of materials including Polycarbonate.

Product Details

Improve Printer Specifications
Printer Type
FDM
Print Bed Size (mm)
152 x 152 x 158
Layer Resolution
50-500 microns
Material Types
ABS, PLA, PET, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Flexible, (Polyester (or Copolyester), HIPS, PETG, PVA, Metallic and Wooden blends)
Maximum Temperature
300° C
Open Source
Yes

Rating Summary

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Where to Buy

$1,250.00

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20 Reviews

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Avatar small By jeyoung_2 on Dec 20 2016
A very good choice for the novice user. as well as the experienced one.

My Lulzbot  Mini arrived in good condition. Soon after, I had it out of the box and running my first print. It performed flawlessly then, and has ever since, except once when it had a problem with one of the end stop switches. I contacted Lulzbot and they were very helpful; after several tests with instructions from them, they had me send it back. a short while later, it came back repaired with a new print bed (I had managed to gouge the old one),  It has worked great ever since.

Avatar small By SilentFrog on Jan 28 2017
Really a good start!

This is my first printer, and I have no regret. It's a very good point to start printing and experimenting. The bed leveling is awesome. There are a lot of available materials and you can experiment not only with plastics but also with wood, metal and so on... A really really good choice! 

Thanks to LulzBot team to have make this wonderful machine! ;)

Avatar small By Mobster on Feb 01 2017
A good start....great support...a few design flaws

A good printer.  A few problems.  Had to send the very first one back for a replacement (DOA).  I have been using the second one now for over a year.  Pretty good prints.  I have an Engineering background and IMHO there are a few design problems.  One has disabled my bed heater.  Running wires through a moving track (much like the tracks on a military tank) which moves the bed caused wires to protrude out through a bottom track crevice and over time they were squeezed enough to cut power to the bed heater.  I just use adhesive now but not a fan of using "tracks" also as wire conduit.  In any case I would recommend this printer as a good starter.

Avatar small By Emerald_ on May 04 2017
Best I could find

It was pretty cheap and easy to set up. came constructed. Super easy to use. Got it for my school and it has been successful every print. Its self explanatory and includes all the programs and printable replacements.

Small img 4246 By Tim Postma on Jun 18 2017
a everlasting top classic

i have been using my lulzbot mini, since Christmas 2015, so its been 2 years & a litte more than 6 additional months,& to be honest i could have asked for better,i can safely bet on going over 4-6 months or even more without any maintenance or problems,that you can rely on & can trust on its a high quality workhorse it can print finer resolution than most as small as 5% of a milimeter , this printer easy to use reguardless of what level of 3dprinting you are at

the lulzbots are built to last & be very durable when used properly

& their customer service is beyond phenomenal & they helped me with any problems i had even when my warranty expired, plus they offer 3D-Printable blueprints if any of the over a hundred 3dprinter parts i  ever break so i can then print as many as i want.

they include all the tools needed, its packaged amazingly, it comes with a check list to ensure you got quality

they even shipped free resources for me to do a presentation so i had been able to educate a small group about 3dprinting it included things like sample prints, guides, fact sheets,reference materials , etc, & they do it because they care & love to educate people about 3d printing, so everyone can have a equal opportunity at 3d printing

i would not be surprised for this printer to last over a whole childhood, if you want a printer with minimal compromises i would recommend this printer

& lulzbot also has lots of tutorials,& i could not have been in a better situation when it comes to lulzbot

i would however recommend a retainer for the front plug but that's my only complaint , there is little to nothing to complain about.

Avatar small By [email protected] on Jul 05 2017
Fantastic

I love this printer.   It's pretty much automatic. 

Avatar small By Ryan Seifert on Aug 22 2017
LultBot mini

I actually went through 3 printers to get to the LutzBot Mini and although it is pricy I am very happy with the results. There is defintily some appeal to setting up printers manually which I usually like but for whatever reason this time around I just wanted it to work most of the time. This is only printer I found at Micro Center that self-levels.

The only downside I found so far with this printer is the bed size. A lot of models found are just slightly too big for 200 x 200 (I think) so I have to scale the model which is now one of my flags for looking out for when I print something.

I will also be glad when these printers can print something faster.

Besides the minor items I have mentioned, if you are looking for a good printer that just prints this might be the one for you. Only time will tell if it lasts or not but I plan on putting it through a daily test just for the fun of it.

Avatar small By Zen Chaw on Jan 02 2018
Great printer for those who want a printer that just works.

A great printer with a high temperature extruder that is well calibrated well out of the box. Downsides are the build volume is small and not enclosed.

Avatar small By Stephen ZC on Jan 11 2018
Great printer all around

This printer is great for people who just want to print cool stuff, and not professionally. Very easy to use and understand. It also had one of the best out of box directions I’ve ever seen. 

Avatar small By NELDA GARCIA on Jan 26 2018
LulzBot Mini

It works great! Since we use it around the students, here are the downsides:  1) I just wish the printing time was not as long... Almost all projects have been 2 hrs. or more.  2) The LulzBot is not enclosed and we have to be careful that the students don't get burned.

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