Hi guys. I own a cheap 3d printer (Wanhao 4x dual) which was decent to get me started with 3D printing and learning the ropes. Went from downloading designs and printing them to creating my own objects in the various open source CAD programs.
I’m ready to buy a better 3D printer, looking for dual extruders, variety of materials (ABS, PLA, etc.), larger build capability, etc.
I like the published features of the new TAZ5. Some questions:
- Most reviews favor and praise the TAZ4, with hardly nothing yet on the 5. Of all the criticisms, a review on 3D Hubs said this about the TAZ4: “As mentioned before, the Taz 4 is more suitable for printing large objects and does not cope well with small intricate prints.” Is this true? I do want to print both large and small prints, and I want accuracy just as much as large volume.
- I’m used to an enclosed chamber for shielding ABS during the print. How well does the TAZ do with an open frame for ABS printing?
- If I get the dual extruder, does the weight of the dual extruder assemply sag and cause problems between the center of the print bed versus the corners are the guide rods sturdy enough to handle the dual extruder assembly?
Think that’s it, I’ve enjoyed reading the Lulzbot forums, some talented people contributing to the posts !