Want to create your own 3D print? No need to submit to a printing queue any longer! Do Space has a brand new 3D printer that is ready for members to use. We are proud to introduce the LulzBot Taz 5 to our location. The Taz 5 printer is now reservable and available for hands-on use.  In addition to allowing for independent hacking of 3D printing without staff, it is a unique printer to Do Space because it has an open design that allows the user to see the printing process in action.

While it is available for use on your own, a base knowledge of 3D printers and 3D design is helpful. In addition, users are encouraged to bring their own filament for experimentation on this printer. By using your own filament, the experience is free. Possible filaments include: ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, wood filled filaments, Polyester (Tritan), PETT, bronze and copper filled filaments, Polycarbonate, Nylon, PETG, conductive PLA and ABS, UV luminescent filaments, PCTPE, PC-ABS, Alloy 910, and more every day. To find the best filament, sources are supplied in the Taz 5 reference book. Do Space does have a limited amount of filament that can be used and will be charged by the amount used.

What can you make with a Taz 5?

  • Prototype a new design
  • Broken item? Come in to design and print it. Replace the broken piece.
  • Make a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone

What else do you need to know?:

  • LulzBot Taz 5 has a build volume of 11.4in x 10.8in x 9.8in.
  • It uses 3mm or 2.85mm filament.  
  • The Taz 5 reference guide is available in the 3D Lab to start your 3D printing experience.
  • For beginners wanting to explore 3D printing on their own, we recommend that you register for a 3D printing Crash Course or request a mentor before signing up for time alone.
  • Click here to reserve the Taz 5





About Author
Marc Petrykowski, Community Technologist

Marc Petrykowski is a Community Technologist for Do Space and is a Senior at Creighton University where he is studying Exercise Science. In his free time, he is involved with the "3D Printed Prosthetic Devices" research at Creighton University.