Aleph Objects Announces New LulzBot AO-101 3D Printer

Like moveable type transformed communication, 3D printing is transforming innovation and industry. Welcome to a world where quieter, faster and higher resolution are a reality, introducing the LulzBot™ AO-101 3D printer from Aleph Objects, Inc.

A few years ago, short-run manufacturing and three-dimensional prototypes required tens of thousands of dollars and months of time, making innovation difficult and prohibitively expensive. With the AO-101, LulzBot is advancing business and the 3D printer industry.

Incorporating user feedback from the AO-100, the AO-101 offers quieter printing, a better power supply and updated RAMBo electronics. Improvements to the solid plate for the heat bed allow for printing with a wide variety of material and additional enhancements to the pulley and spooling systems produce more reliable, higher-quality prints than others on the market.

“The driving force behind our company is to do everything free and open so together we can innovate. We are the opposite of companies who patent every little thing—in our eyes patents are devised to lock others out. They don’t allow others to think on ideas, change, or improve them. We believe that being free and open is good for innovation, and it’s good business,” Jeff Moe, President of Aleph Objects, explains.

Fully assembled, robust and ready to ship next day, the AO-101 arrives complete with a toolkit, plastic for printing and a step-by-step manual. Taking a community approach to business, the technology is designed to be customizable to meet the needs of the project at hand. The philosophy of “Libre Hardware” is built into everything LulzBot creates, giving users the freedom to continually learn from, share and improve hardware and software for the betterment of all.

LulzBot’s unique approach was recently recognized with a Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification from the Free Software Foundation’s (FSF) – a first-of-its-kind certification for a hardware product for both the AO-100 and recent AO-101.

“A huge focus for us is to streamline our business and manufacturing process so that we are continually adding value. Recently, we reduced build time from 5.5 hours to 2 hours, meaning we can pass savings on to our customers. Other companies build machines after you buy, or are backordered for weeks. We have printers across the globe, ready to ship,” explains Moe.

Aleph Objects not only stands behind their product, but also on it. Standing on it, strapping it in the back of a truck or testing it upside down, are just part of the routine.

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