LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 Tool Head dual color

Has anyone had any experience/success printing dual color on their LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 Tool Head?

I am thinking of buying one but just using it for soluble supports doesn’t seem to justify getting it.


I’ve had significantly more success with dual color prints than I have had with soluble filament prints.

Yep, it does dual color of the same filament type.

It is not limited to two of the same filament type. You can do rigid and flexible, two flexibles, PLA and PVA, etc. See the features on

Sorry, I should have clarified that I was commenting on my own first-hand experience with only ABS.

I bought the dual extruder head and returned it. In spite of numerous emails to tech support, I could not get it to work with ABS. The knurled drive would grind half way through the ABS but the filament would not move. I don’t know how it works for other materials.

BTW I am a mechanical designer so after returning it I designed a dual extruder head.

The Dual V3 is one of the better extruders out there for the TAZ. Both extruders produce objects that look like a single extruder. I print ABS exclusively and objects from either extruder look like it came from a single extruder toolhead.

Its probably not the best for beginners… there’s a learning curve with the filament path and the combined cold side. I find that printing a bit hotter helps with this toolhead.

Loading, just let the extruder do the work… cut the filament to a chisel feed into the extruder point side down, and use the gears to feed the filament. Don’t try to push it all the way through the extruder to the hot-side.