Need to ship or travel with your LulzBot TAZ? Follow the instructions below to properly secure your TAZ 3D printer.
Want extra or replacement packaging material? Contact our sales team by sending an email to: Sales@LulzBot.com. Due to the custom nature of the shipping material, replacements are available for purchase only.
Note: Failure to use the original packaging material when returning a 3D printer for warranty service will cause delays and may require additional charges.
Printers that are received without the original packaging materials may be returned to sender.
Note: Pack your 3D printer on carpet or other soft surface to keep your 3D printer free from scratches
TAZ 6 3D Printer Box
Tool Head Box
Additional Items Recommended
Remove and set aside the Accessory and Tool Head boxes from the side of the TAZ 3D printer box.
With your TAZ 3D printer plugged into an AC power outlet, power on your TAZ 3D printer.
Home the Z-axis with the Graphical LCD controller (GLCD). Press in the knob and select: Movement > Auto home.
Using the GLCD, select: Movement > Move axis > Move 10mm > Move Z.
Rotate the knob to raise the Z-axis to 240mm.
Using the GLCD, select: Movement > Move axis > Move 1mm > Move Z.
Rotate the knob to raise the Z-axis to 245mm.
Once the Z-axis has finished moving to the shipping position turn the printer off.
Unplug the AC power cable from the wall outlet, then unplug from the rear of the printer.
Unplug the USB cable (if installed)
Coil the AC power cable and the USB cord and place inside the Accessory box
If filament is loaded into the tool head, cut it free now, leaving no more than an inch above the tool head surface, remove and store in a dry place.
Remove the white plastic filament guide tube by sliding it off of the bracket.
7A Lift and rotate the filament reel holder until it is stowed alongside the printer frame.
Lift and rotate the filament guide tube bracket into the stowed position.
Use tape to secure the brackets.
Unplug the tool head from the tool head harness, taking care to avoid bending or damaging any of the connector pins
Locate the small foam piece found in the Accessory box
Press the small foam piece straight down onto the exposed tool head pins, taking care not to bend or damage them.
Locate the tool kit and remove the 2.5 mm wrench.
Note: Support the tool head with your hand to prevent it from falling onto the print surface.
Unscrew the tool head mounting screw by turning counter-clockwise from the X-axis carriage with the included 2.5mm hex key.
Place the tool head upside down into the tool head box.
Make sure that the wiring is placed within the foam cutout.
Set the tool head box aside.
Screw in the tool head mounting screw back into the X-axis carriage
Using your hand, move the X-axis carriage over to the far right-hand side of the printer.
14A Slide the print surface towards you.
Press down on the print surface cable, freeing it from the black cable mount.
Push on the locking tab to release the connectors and unplug each one. The thicker connector does not have a locking tab.
Move the print surface all the way towards you, exposing the Y-axis stepper motor.
Unplug the Y-axis stepper motor wire bundle by gently pulling straight away from the stepper motor.
Remove the two (2) rear thumbscrews.
Gently slide the print surface away from you, towards the rear of the 3D printer.
Remove the two (2) front thumbscrews.
Tip: Need a place to temporarily hold the thumbscrews? Use the two small holes in each Z-axis stepper motor mounts!
Gently grab the Y-axis assembly by the two black metal endplates.
Lift the Y-axis assembly straight up, away from the printer frame and set aside.
Screw the four (4) thumbscrews back into the middle of the 3D printer frame.
Lift and rotate the Y-axis assembly so the print surface is facing down.
Gently place the Y-axis assembly down onto the print surface.
Locate the Y-axis cardboard fixture.
Slide the Y-axis frame until the print surface is near the middle of the Y-axis.
21C Fold and insert the cardboard fixture into the y-axis frame, aligning the cutouts.
Note: Look for the large stepper motor-sized cutout on one end of the cardboard fixture.
Secure the fixture to the y-axis frame with tape.
Move the main 3D printer frame onto a soft surface, leaving it standing up.
Rotate the 3D printer frame around to face the rear of the 3D printer.
Note: There are four (4) corner foam braces. Three (3) are identical while one is larger.
Locate the largest corner foam brace.
With the largest side up, place the large corner foam brace onto the control box corner.
Locate one corner foam brace
Place the corner foam brace onto the other top corner of the printer frame.
Lay the printer down, with the Graphical LCD controller and LulzBot TAZ logo up.
Reposition the top foam braces if needed.
Locate the bottom foam brace. Tip: The bottom foam brace is the longest of them all.
With the long, thin side pointed into the printer frame, slide the bottom foam brace alongside the Z axis stepper motor and into the printer frame, from the outside, in.
Place the TAZ 3D printer box on its side, behind the bottom of the printer frame.
Place the Y-axis assembly, stepper motor-side first, into the main part of the printer frame and into the matching cutouts on the bottom foam brace.
Lower the front of the Y-axis assembly into the printer frame.
Locate the oval-shaped top foam brace
With the arrow up, gently press the top foam brace into the printer frame, taking care to align the Y-axis end into the foam cutouts.
Locate the last two corner foam braces.
Place the last two corner foam braces onto the bottom of the 3D printer frame.
Slide the printer into the box.
Re-position any corner foam braces if needed.
Tip: The cardboard divider is removable if needed. Do not discard. Re-install the cardboard divider and spacer if removed.
Before continuing verify that the printer is seated within the box evenly.
The cardboard divider should be evenly positioned alongside the printer as well.
Lift and rotate the TAZ printer box upright.
Before continuing, verify the contents of the Tool Head and Accessory box.
Tool Head Box
Place the Tool Head Box into the TAZ 3D printer box. Slide the box all the way to the bottom.
Place the Accessory Box into the printer box. The box should sit flush or below the top of the packaging.
Use strong packing tape to secure the box flaps and edges.
Your TAZ 3D printer is now packed and ready to accompany you to your next creative outing!
It's a good idea to use a shipping service that offers tracking information and insurance.
Note: Are you shipping your printer in for service?
Aleph Objects cannot accept any item(s) back for repair, refund, or evaluation without an assigned RMA number provided by the Aleph Objects Technical Support Team. Any item(s) received without an RMA number will be returned to sender. Email Support@LulzBot.com for all return/repair inquiries.