Dual extrusion insights?

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  1. Chris Toast

    Chris Toast Well-Known Member

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    I selected the dual extrusion configuration as I am personally interested in mixed material hybrid models (such a solid core skeletal structures encased in TPE plastics). At the same time, this is indeed my first printer and I've added to the learning curve. I've experimented with dual extrusion virtually and established workflow up to the print process in the meantime. That being said, the configuration for dual extrusion on the BB is still enigmatic and perhaps a bit WIP as indicated by the E3D guys.

    Few questions for the E3D guys:

    • Any photos or previews to how this extrusion system will look/operate?
    • Will there be manufacturing delays for those who selected the dual experimenters kit due to unfinished/unvalidated extruder design?
    • If there are delays, wouldn't it be better to get single extruder configs in backers hands instead of holding up the whole shipment?
     
  2. Falc.be

    Falc.be Well-Known Member

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    I asked them a few questions about this during the kickstarter, but they avoided with a sketchy answer.

    I did this mainly for dual extrusion because i want to print with support materials
     
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  3. Sanjay

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    About to clock off to bed, but quickly:

    Images of dual:
    http://imgur.com/a/F1VUe

    Shouldn't be any notable difference, the design for dual is all done and we will be printing them in parallel to the single extruder machines. The dual extrusion parts take a little longer to print, but this really shouldn't cause a dispatch delay.
     
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  4. Chris Toast

    Chris Toast Well-Known Member

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    That deserves a dubya-oh-oh-tee! Thanks Sanjay.
     
  5. Miasmictruth

    Miasmictruth Well-Known Member

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    Wow that color scheme looks awesome on a real machine, now I wish I would have went with that :/
     
  6. Jonas

    Jonas Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, me too.
     
  7. Brian Dowling

    Brian Dowling Active Member

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    Lol... they gave us too many choices... second guessing my color choices now too!

    But loved the pictures of the dual here, it is however massive looking!

    (Yes I'm late to see this post)

    ...brian
     

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