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Aleph Objects Triples Revenue in 2015
Colorado-based open source 3D printer and hardware manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc. saw record profits in 2015 as sales tripled. The record-breaking year of sales, driven primarily by their popular LulzBot TAZ 5 and LulzBot Mini 3D printers, pulled in nearly $15 million in year-over-year revenue. The company also grew to over 100 employees, and they are already planning to scale up their staff in 2016 even further. The company also announced several new hardware products and high profile partnerships with several material manufacturing companies at CES 2016.
The new hardware products that Aleph Objects is showing off at the CES 2016 includes upgrading its line of multi-material 3D printing tool heads. The LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder Tool Head v2 is currently available for purchase on LulzBot.com, and the new FlexyDually Tool Head v2 will be available in early 2016. As with their printers, both new tool heads are completely open source and use non-proprietary 3mm filament. They are capable of reading printing temperatures up to 300° Celsius (572° Fahrenheit) and are compatible with dozens of advanced 3D printing materials.
The LulzBot platform already supports a wide variety of different 3D printing materials, including the standards like PLA and ABS, but also exotic and advanced materials like HIPS, nylon, wood, bamboo, iron, steel, bronze, copper, stone, polycarbonates, PET, TPU and PVA. The LulzBot printers are also going to be compatible with some of the most advanced new 3D printing materials being introduced at CES 2016. colorFabb’s new nGen filament is an easy-to-print, next-gen material that has 3D printing applications ranging from rapid prototyping to end-use products and parts. Proto-pasta and their new engineering-grade PLA is an environmentally friendly material that is capable of offering engineering performance in excess of ABS and PET. And Chroma Strand Labs‘ new INOVA-1800 co-polyester filament is an exciting new product that they promise will be some of the best filaments that makers have ever used. All three of these great new materials are either now available on LulzBot.com or will be in early 2016.