LulzBot Mini 2 Review

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The LulzBot Mini 2 is an improved version of the original Mini from Aleph Objects, an American company operating from Colorado. It has a removable print bed with dual print surfaces: one side is coated in PEI and one side is bare glass. Some materials are best printed on a PEI-coated surface while others are best printed on Borosilicate glass. It was officially revealed in late April 2018, with the first batch of units shipping out a month later.

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If the point of origin matters to you, both products are from American companies: MakerGear is Ohio-based while Aleph Objects, the company behind the LulzBot brand, is Colorado-based. In addition, the glass print bed takes care of warping issues, which an aluminum print bed is susceptible to.