Successful software and hardware manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc., which was #122 in Inc. Magazine’s 35th annual “Inc. 5000” list this summer, and just recently named the #1 fastest growing privately held US computer hardware company by Inc. Magazine, has announced a new partnership with filament manufacturers Polymaker and twoBEars, which will enable them to add more printing materials to their roster. The company’s award-winning LulzBot 3D printing platform has now expanded to support over 30 materials! They are continuing their trend of adding new materials partners each winter, having announced partnerships with colorFabb and filabits, LLC last December.
The Colorado-based company now supports two new high demand filament materials, PolyLite PLA and PC-Max, both of which are manufactured by Polymaker, which is headquartered in Shanghai and has global offices in the Netherlands, US, and Japan.
Aleph Objects, Inc. Vice President of Marketing, Harris Kenny, said, “Polymaker’s premium materials are a perfect match for LulzBot 3D printers. We are excited for the community to use their filament when bringing prototypes, products, and educational experiences to life.”
The reliable and inexpensive PolyLite PLA can be purchased at an entry-level price of just $9.95 for 0.55 lbs, which will surely make it a favorite among desktop 3D printer users. Customers can also purchase 2.2 lb reels of the material for $25, and 6.6 lb reels for $70. It comes in a wide variety of colors and promises a minimal amount of warping and shrinking, which makes it a great fit for applications that require flat surfaces, hard angles, or tight tolerances.
If you’re looking for a material that is a little more heavy-duty, but still suitable for a desktop 3D printer, the industrial PC-Max is an advanced polycarbonate-based filament, combining a remarkable amount of mechanical strength, top-of-the-line heat resistance, and fine surface finishes. The affordable and high-strength material is just $46 per 1.65 lbs, and is a good choice for engineers, educators, and hackers alike. To see a really impressive PC-Max strength test, where a crane hook that was 3D printed out of PC-Max material lifts 1,819 lbs. of dead weight, check out the YouTube video below:
“We are very excited to partner with Aleph Objects. By integrating our portfolio of advanced 3D printing materials with LulzBot 3D printers reliable build quality and Open Source software program, we will surely bring the experience and functionality of desktop 3D printing to the next level,” said Polymaker CEO Dr. Ziaofan Luo.
Two new specialty filaments, manufactured by twoBEars, are also now supported by Aleph Objects. Both have smooth textures: bioFila Silk has a shiny surface finish, while bioFila Linen features a matte surface finish. The biodegradable filaments are made using tough bio-polymers that are sourced from renewable materials, such as wood and plants, and are great for prototyping, as well as semi-finished goods and end use applications. One spool costs $65; this price goes for both the bioFila Silk and the bioFila Linen.
All of the materials (over 30 now!) sold on LulzBot.com have custom-developed print profiles in Cura LulzBot Edition. Any materials questions can be answered nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by the company’s top-notch technical support team. To learn more information about all of the materials supported on the LulzBot platform, just visit the filament store on their website. Discuss in the Aleph Objects forum at 3DPB.com.