Dual extruder

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jimc
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Re: Dual extruder

Post by jimc » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:31 am

either 2 color prints or dissolvable support. the only waterbased support material is pva but it really doesnt work. i dont know of anyone who has ever gotten pva to work right. its really just a headache. everyone seems to use hips now and dissolve it away with limonene.

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Re: Dual extruder

Post by sprior » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:32 am

I would think that would be one possibility, but not the only one. Another is printing something with more than one color.

Can anyone give an overview of how you design/slice/print with a dual extruder setup for either support material or a second color?

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Re: Dual extruder

Post by exhyphen » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:13 am

Capt. John wrote:Will the main advantage to this being able to use water based filament for supports that can be washed off the models?
I would get the dual extruder to be able to print flexible material like Ninjaflex into a mainly ABS part and vise-versa.. Not sure what exactly I would use it for, but maybe built-in hinges and such.

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Re: Dual extruder

Post by Badrabbit » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:49 pm

There hasn't been an update on the availability of a dual extruder for the M2. Any status on when it might be ready for market?

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Re: Dual extruder

Post by Rocketdog » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:10 am

If you are using S3D, they have a tutorial on a two color part on their support page

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Re: Dual extruder

Post by jimc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:22 am

badr....i dont even think all the beta testers have even received theirs yet so it will probably be awhile

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