Lulzbot's Taz 6 printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which creates 3 Dimensional objects though the successive accumulation of thin layers.
With its open frame and highly configurable software, the Taz 6 is the Maker Hub's most tweakable printer. This is great if you are trying out a new type of filament, or are applying more advanced 3D printing techniques.
If you look closely, you'll also notice that many of its parts are themselves 3D printed!
To generate input files from your 3D models, use the free software Cura, available here. The Taz 6 accepts files on an SD Card. The Maker Hub has computer stations loaded with Cura, and can provide an SD card.
Note: The Ultimaker and Taz 6 use DIFFERENT versions of Cura. You'll need to use the appropriate version for the printer you're using.
Also Note: When using Cura for the Taz 6, make sure to change the filament diameter settings to 1.75. We've modified this Taz 6 to be compatible with Makerbot filament.
Build Volume (how big your prints can be): 11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 inches