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Best Printer for Dual Extrusion

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:54 am
by belezeebub
I want to add a fifth printer to my farm I was thinking Raise3d Pro 2, Lulzbot Taz Pro, Ultimaker 3 or maybe Ultimaker S5 , I really wanted to get the best dual extruder model for very high precision, dependability and repeatability.
I have been researching for over a month and I am on the verge of adding a few models to my list of possible but the reviews are just not there, The MakerGear M3 ID, the Sigma R19 or Sigmax, I can find a few videos of them printing but not real reviews other then the two to three minute feature reviews Matterhackers did on them.
I had a Real non-kit Prusa I3 Mk3 I HATED IT, I sent it back for a refund my mono price clone was better and way more reliable, and so is my Tevo Tarantula.
I have a Taz 6 with all the hot ends I love it the only down sides is with the dual extruder one nozzle drags in the print and the .5 nozzle is huge
My V2 and select plus are so modded their mother wouldn’t recognize them anymore and what I want from the new one is Unbox, plug in cut zip ties and print I don’t want to have to spend hours, days or months futzing with them. If I want to print a nine day print I want to toss the printer in my shop and not come down and check on it 14 times a night, so in other words I want reliable and I am willing to pay for it.
I have a few commercial contacts for bit and bobs not a huge profit but it keeps me in filament.
Ultimaker 3 or S5
Can drop down to a .25 Nozzle
25% Ultimaker Tax on parts
Not 100% sure on the “switch” to lift and lower nozzle
Not a fan of Boden tube
Raise3d Pro 2
Power lifting nozzle
Most of the reviews online are on older versions no “trusted” reviews of this model
Lulzbot Pro
Power lifting nozzles’
.5 Nozzle
No reviews I can find
Sigma R19
Dual nozzles’ no lifting to wear out or switches to break
No reviews to be found
MakerGear M3 ID
Dual nozzles’ no lifting to wear out or switches to break
No reviews

Re: Best Printer for Dual Extrusion

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:59 am
by B-Hep-Spring
I would stay away from the Sigmax, personally after having one of there printers.