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TAZ 6 3D Printer

The LulzBot® TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multimaterial upgrades. This 3D printer is able to facilitate more consistent, higher-quality prints than ever.

The TAZ 6 features tetherless printing through an SD card with a versatile, multifunctional graphic LCD controller and an internal power supply. It boasts a spacious 11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 in print area with a controllable heat bed that can print large items, or many small items.

What can you print with? LulzBot users have many filament options beyond common plastics like PLA, ABS and HIPS. The TAZ 6 features the all-metal LulzBot Hexagon Hot End, which can heat up to 300°C (572°F). Advanced filament options like the polycarbonite, INOVA-1800 and PET materials can also be used with this 3D printer. Perfect for both large and small objects, the heated PEI build surface keeps your 3D printed objects in place when hot and releases when cool.

All LulzBot products are Libre/Open Source Hardware, meaning you can adopt the latest and greatest technology being developed across the 3D printing market. From experimental filament materials and the modeling software of your choice, to new accessories like hot ends and print surfaces, experience the joy of user freedom! LulzBot's Libre/Open philosophy empowers you to download/print upgrades and replacement parts for your 3D printer, and make whatever modifications you want!

Note: 3D printing with carbon fiber filaments is not recommended at this time because carbon fiber filaments can degrade both the nozzle and hot end of the LulzBot TAZ 6 tool head.

  • LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer with integrated 24V power supply
  • LulzBot Hexagon v2 Hot End Tool Head with 0.50 mm nozzle
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • 4GB SD card
  • Filament feed tube
  • Toolkit bag
  • 15-piece metric hex key set
  • Pliers, needle nose
  • Tweezers
  • Standard precision knife
  • Dental pick
  • Flathead bristle brush
  • Part removal knife (clam knife)
  • Metric ruler
  • Complete documentation including a detailed manual with information for setup, downloading and using software, and starting your first print. Also includes an in-depth manual on using Cura LulzBot Edition, the recommended software for controlling your 3D printer.
  • Power Requirements: 100 -- 240 VAC
  • Print Surface: Heated borosilicate glass bed covered with PEI print surface.
  • Print Area: 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm (11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 in)
  • Print Volume: 19,600 cm2 (1,185 in2) of usable space
  • Top Print Speed: 200 mm/sec (7.9 in/sec)
  • Average Print Speed: 30 -- 50 mm/sec (1.18 -- 1.97 in) using default nGen profile
  • Layer Thickness: 0.05 mm -- 0.5 mm (0.002 in -- 0.0196 in)
  • Supported Materials: ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, wood-filled filaments, Polyester (Tritan), PETT, bronze, copper, stainless steel-filled filaments, Polycarbonate, Nylon, PETG, conductive PLA and ABS, UV luminescent filaments, PCTPE, PC-ABS, Alloy 910, and more every day.
  • Usable Filament Sizes: standard 3 mm (0.1 in)
  • Maximum Operating Temperature:
    • Extruder: 300°C (572° F)
    • Heated Bed: 120°C (248° F)* Overall Dimensions: 82 cm x 63 cm x 52 cm (32.28 in x 24.8 in x 20.47 in)
  • Weight: 19.5 kg (43 lbs)

TAZ 6 3D Printer Product Help and Resources

Light Up Your 3D Printer's Bed

June 27, 2018

Having issues viewing your print in a dark lit room? In this tutorial, we will be using LED strips to light up a print bed's area on a LulzBot 3D printer!

Getting Started with 3D Printing Using Tinkercad

April 30, 2018

Tinkercad is a great, easy-to-use online modeling software that can have you 3D printing quickly. This tutorial will walk you through designing a simple project enclosure.

3D Printed Illuminated Wand Prop

November 29, 2018

In this tutorial, we will learn about how to create a theatrical prop for a performance by 3D printing a wand and adding an LED.

Core Skill: DIY

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Skill Level: Rookie - Basic hand tools are required and instructions will allow more freedom. You may need to make your own decisions on design. If sewing is required, it will be free-form.
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Core Skill: Programming

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3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • MonsterBot / about 8 years ago / 2

    Just got mine direct from LulzBot. If I had known SFE was getting it, I would've gotten it from here. : /

  • BerenV / about 5 years ago * / 1

    Hmm, the product description says it includes a 4GB SD card, but the pictures show an 8GB micro SD card with adapter...

  • Ross36 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun is awesome - this is no reflection on them. I was happy with the Taz 6 until I bought the Aerostruder. Aleph sent me a brand new faulty one 2 months AFTER they acknowledged the fault in a service bulletin for devices with certain serial numbers. I wasted days and heaps of plastic before I realised the issue. As per a previous commenter their solution was for me to send it back and they'll fix it and send it back to me. Why not send me a new one that's not a known faulty one? Really poor customer service.

  • Member #283031 / about 8 years ago * / 1

    Unfortunately I did not buy mine from SFE, but would like to make buyers aware of a problem I had. There is a service bulletin out that some of them have frames that are not square, but can be fixed. In my case, the extruder was able to move down the z axis but not up. This being my first ever 3D printer, I didn't realize that the super thin layer of material it was leaving was not the way it was supposed to work, and thus backed up material in the extruder. It backed up high enough that it reached a point where it could not be warmed and removed. I was working with Lulzbot support through this entire process, and their initial offer was for me to send back the extruder and they would repair it, which doesn't seem fair for a brand new machine. I was eventually able to reach a point where they agreed to send a replacement extruder, as soon as they could confirm that I shipped the clogged one.

    This is a warning to check the square of your frame BEFORE running it, or even assembling it.

    See the service bulletin here: https://ohai.lulzbot.com/workflow/squaring-taz-6-frame/service-bulletins/ Lulzbot website > Support > Open Hardware Assembly Instructions (Short way down on the right under "Quick links" * "Documentation") > New Window > Service Bulletins > Squaring TAZ 6 Frame

    The process they list didn't work for mine, but the idea of measuring from corner to corner and making sure the measurements are the same is the important part. Mine were 29.25" and 29.6" which is not close enough. When mine were square they were both 29.5".

    Another note, SFE has much better customer service than Aleph Objects, so if you are going to buy one, get it here.

    I'll leave a proper review once I get the, hopefully new, replacement print head.

  • j.tilghman / about 8 years ago * / 1

    Been reading and watching videos, seems like the TAZ 6 might not be ready for prime time.

    Seems like they have a problem with the way the belts feed, and that it binds and/or wears on them.

    As well as the selector knob/encoder for the LCD menu.

    Wondering if anyone at SFE knows about this ?

    Maybe get some comment from Aleph Objects?

    • There's nothing really wrong with the TAZ5 or TAZ6. TAZ6 seems to be primarily a marketing upgrade. Performance is on par with the TAZ5 and in their haste to get it out Lulzbot has missed several improvements that could have been made in the TAZ6. The LCD panel encoder issue has been a nuisance for a long time - it works lousy but it works (the problem is the knob turn doesn't match the cursor movement). Lulzbot is aware of the new belt rubbing issue in the TAZ6, and although it's really just a cosmetic issue it's being addressed with updated parts. But they still need to fix the TAZ6 front fan duct because it obstructs the view of the print head. And the TAZ6 still doesn't have a proper filament tube holder at the extruder. Still, TAZ is an excellent printer and Aleph is a great company to work with.

    • kirby g / about 8 years ago / 1

      They have always been that way. Neither one affects the performance of the machine.

      • j.tilghman / about 8 years ago / 1

        Well that is the problem, the video reviews I have seen seem to indicate that this would lead to a problem and one that Aleph Objects is aware of.

        • kirby g / about 8 years ago / 1

          except it doesnt lead to a problem. My taz has been running almost every day since I got it 1.5yrs ago from here. I even just added another taz and a mini to my fleet. Looking in to adding another Taz 5 soon also. The thing is rock solid for reliability.

          • j.tilghman / about 8 years ago / 1

            Except this is a problem that is TAZ 6 only, not a 5 or a 4.

            Nice that you have a 5 that works great, but before I plunk down 2k+ I want to know that it is built and tested and is going to work as needed.

            And it has nothing to do with your 5.

            I am all about getting this printer, and I was going to get a 5 then they released the 6 and I am waiting to see what the fallout is.

            But please tell me more about your 5, since they are going down in price maybe I will get one of those instead.

            • Member #718216 / about 8 years ago / 1

              I own 4 3d printers and you should look at this printer before you spend this amount of money.


              The dual x carriage is so much better than the typical dual extruder system. There will be a US distributor. http://designbox3d.com/blogs/news/115303492-bcn3d-chooses-designbox3d-as-their-us-distributor

              • j.tilghman / about 8 years ago / 1

                I thank everyone for the comments, I wound up buying this:

                Maker Select 3D Printer v2

                I know that it is nowhere near the same kind of printer, but to be honest this little printer I got prints everything prefect. It may not be as fast or have dual heads, but it seems to be very accurate and repeatable for the price which I got it $270.00. Thought I did well.

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Awesome printer!!

So far the printer has been superb. Actually started a company 3d printing with it so I'm interested in how long the oe parts will last since it's running about 20 hours a day. Cura is ok. Because its not the printer itself I didn't consider it in the raiting. As far as cura goes,I wish it would warn you on wall thickness. Overall it's awesome!