Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Cygnwulf

Dual Extrusion

Recommended Posts

Has anyone here experimented with dual extruder setups or multimaterial setups?  I've done the 'swap color at layer height' thing a few times but I would love to do more.  


It seems like adding on a second extruder and a dual input print head wouldn't be too hard (looking at the e3d cyclops as a front runner) would be the simplest way to do it, though that feeds both filaments into the same hotend, That means prints using two colors will require a wipe tower (which uses a lot of extra plastic) and isn't super friendly for using different materials, especially when those they have different extrusion temperatures.

 

To use a support material, I'd really need to look at a dual printhead printer, but most of those are expensive.  I've found a few that aren't too bad, but I'm having trouble finding a lot of available information on the frontrunner on the great river, the Tenlog Hands 2, which seems positively reviewed but always with the caveat 'you'll have to spend a lot of time tuning it'.  I know how long I've spent tuning my ender is  a lot more than what many spend, but it's possible to spend a lot more, and I'm not sure how that translates.

 

Mosaic Palette is also an interesting choice, but it's more expensive than the ender I have and not really worth it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...