Close



Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Engineer-in-Training iDig3Dprinting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    273
    Follow iDig3Dprinting On Twitter Add iDig3Dprinting on Facebook Add iDig3Dprinting on Google+ Add iDig3Dprinting on Thingiverse

    Question Experiences of dual extruder 3D printers

    We have been putting together a guide on using Dual Extruder 3D printers. We would be very grateful for some input. i.e. what advice would you give to others thinking of buying a dual extruder printer, what tips and tricks can you suggest, what is the great advantage for you in your experience? what is the best way to go about modelling for a dual extruder machine?

    so if any body has any view on the subject. For one is it worth it.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    5,210
    I would say it depends entirely on what the printer actually is.
    Machines like the bnc3d sigma and leapfrog bolt - with dual independant heads, definitely a good idea. If I could afford one I'd buy one asap.
    Or the machines with the 2 feeds into one nozzle setups. Not quite as versatile, but still pretty good.

    Things like my replicator clones - not so much.
    With a conventional extruder you need a serious dribble wall, or the filaments get mixed quite a lot.

    Software is very important. I have never managed to get simplify3d to do effective dual extrusion, still end up using an old version of makerware.

    I'm not planning on any new dual extruders in the future.

    on another note - you guys going to be at tct this year ?

  3. #3
    Engineer-in-Training iDig3Dprinting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    273
    Follow iDig3Dprinting On Twitter Add iDig3Dprinting on Facebook Add iDig3Dprinting on Google+ Add iDig3Dprinting on Thingiverse
    Thanks for the response. Added experience is always good. I think the types of head and also dribbling are the bits missing from the write up. What issue did you have with simplyfy3D, why does it not work?

    As to TCT, I will be going. Last year I managed about 1hr before I got called away so hopefully it will be more successful this year. We never run a stand though, it's a fact finding mission to see what people are doing. I especially like the start-up section. Always good to see new designs coming through, new ideas that's what we go for.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •