Meet the New Ultimaker 3 Dual Extruder #3DPrinting
Here it is! We’ve been testing it for a while now and are really impressed with how easy it is to operate. Wifi just works on the first go through the new Cura app with live camera view. Swappable print cores make it super simple to use different materials.
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The whole system can download and update it’s self right through the on board menu!
Dual Extrusion works by lifting nozzles as the other nozzle prints, preventing oozing. NFC can detect and adjust material settings while still allowing you to override settings.
We of course tested 1.75mm filament and it works great, we even mixed 2.85mm and 1.75mm together and it printed excellent!
Overall we are very impressed and can’t wait to stock it!
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These dual extruders sound nice but why isn’t anyone promoting a machine like this to be used with a soluble/rinsable support material? Are these support materials so hard to work with? We use a Dimension Printer (high end) that uses an amber support material that dissolves in an (unknown, to me) solution. This seems to be the biggest barrier to getting great prints on small, affordable machines printing things that need support. I have had only mixed results with support that needs to be broken/clipped away.
The last video “Bridge Manufacturing” shows them printing with one reel being a water soluble PVA filament for support and the build material was PLA.