Equipment/Lulzbot a0 101

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Lulzbot A0-101
Sub-category CNC
Status Good working order
Last updated {{#show: Equipment/Lulzbot a0 101 | ?Modification date}}
Last updated by {{#show: Equipment/Lulzbot a0 101 | ?Last editor is}}
Consumables Printer filament
Training requirement Yes
Training link 3dprinter_training
Owner OSE
Origin Donation
Location Hablab rear, electronics work area

Samuel Carlisle

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It is a A0 101D printer.

Specification & documentation

Printer Specifications


  • Usable Print Area: 200mm x 190mm x 100mm (7.9in x 7.5in x 3.9in)
  • Top Print Speed: 200mm/sec (7.9in/sec)
  • Print Tolerance: 0.2mm (0.008in) in X and Y axes. Z axis is dependent on layer thickness
  • Layer Thickness: 0.075mm (0.0029in) to 0.75mm (0.029in), with included nozzles
  • Supported Materials: ABS and PLA plastic filaments
  • Usable Filament Sizes: standard 3mm (0.1in) and 1.75mm (0.007in) with included accessory and setup

Physical Dimensions

  • Overall Dimensions: 464mm x 483mm x 381mm (18.3in x 19in x 15in)
  • Weight: 8.18kg (18lbs)


  • Power Requirements: 110 - 220 VAC, with USA power cord
  • Temperature: Maximum operating temperature (Extruder), 240C
  • Temperature: Maximum operating temperature (Heated Bed), 120C


If using any consumables, link here to recommended providers or current pledges to purchase.

Filament options (3.0mm)

  • ABS (lego brick plastic - prints at 190-230 DegC, requires heated bed at 100-110 DegC)
  • PLA (biodegradable , based on food starch - prints at 185-190 DegC, optional heated bed, not hotter than 60 DegC)
  • There are other 'specialist' filament, like wood effect, stone effect, nylon (can be coloured by clothes dye), etc

Loading Filament Excerpt from the manual describing loading filament

3D printing process

3D Print process.png

Software (Free or Open Source)

  • Sketchup Design, go to the Warehouse for the Export STL add-in
  • Blender Design, quite complicated
  • OpenSCAD The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller. You'll love it or hate it.
  • Netfabb Basic Repairing and orienting STL for Slicing
  • Meshmixer A new mesh working tool, with support generation
  • Slic3r Slicing STL files into GCODE for printing
  • Pronteface Connecting the Computer to the printer and PRINTING!
  • Octoprint remote control of your printer

Training & instruction

Training IS REQUIRED and is being carried out voluntarily by the current maintainer, more info on the separate training page

Please do not use the printer if you have not been trained, even if you think you know how to use it.


AO-101-User_Manual local copy File:AO-101-User Manual.pdf

There are a number of files provided by Lulzbot with predefined settings. setting 1 is for 0.3mm layers with a 60% infill. setting 2 is for 0.4mm layers and 80% infill.

I would stick with the config in the training section until we complete calibration.

Cost for Printing

Data on the real cost of printing will go here


The config file for Slic3r provided during training is here


added a fan to improve printing for small areas. Note that using the fan will stop the print from sticking properly with ABS. Under Filament Settings in Slic3r, under Cooling, use the "Disable fan for the first:" to something over 20 layers (depending on number of print layers).

The original fan mount breaks very easily. Additionally, it doubles as the clamp for the X axis belt and has no teeth so the belt comes loose easily. The clamp/mount has been replaced: