Open source 3D printing means freedom to improve technology


Aleph Objects believes in open source 3D printing. In fact, the company was born to build open source and its philosophy of "Libre Hardware" is built into everything the company creates. "We exist for the freedom of our users and the benefits that brings," said Harris Kenny, communications manager for Aleph Objects, a Loveland, CO-based maker of the LulzBot 3D desktop printer.

The company promises in its information that "when you buy a LulzBot, your hardware and software will never be locked down and become obsolete or require licensed upgrades as the industry advances." Kenny told PlasticsToday that the open source community developed around LulzBot provides a forum for new ideas and improvements - something that Aleph Objects encourages
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