Dual Extruder 3D Printer Overview for Additive Manufacturing
Our interchangeable extruder line offers throughput of up to 16 times the industry standard. From fine, fast, finish to fast print speeds, we offer an array of Dual Extruder 3D Printer options for your additive manufacturing needs.
3DP Platform expert Mark Huebner takes a deeper dive into large format 3D printing with an overview of our Dual Extruder 3D Printer family. Beginning with the Volcano, this common type of extruder can found standard on our 100 and 200 series, but can be used on any of our 3D printers. The volcano extruder offers a wide range of nozzle sizes, from 0.2mm up to 1.2mm, along with some really good surface finishes.
Next up are the HFA, or High Flow Air-cooled extruders. These come standard on the 300 series and they are a very good extruder for higher flow, higher volume throughput. They come with a .4 to 2.5mm nozzle, and can do up to about 7.7 inches cubed per hour.
“To put that in perspective, you can double your throughput to 2 of the 5 lb. rolls per day.”
Moving onto the HFE family of extruders, these start with the HFE 300. With this extruder, users can use 1.0 up to 2.5mm nozzles, but the key is really the throughput. Users are getting about 15.4 cubic inches per hour, or about 4 filament rolls per 24-hour period. These extruders require special electronics and water-cooled system, and they’re ideal on the 200, 300, and 400 series.
Now let’s jump up to the big boy — the HFE 900. This extruder utilizes a 6mm diameter filament, fed through nozzle sizes ranging from 1 mm up to 5mm diameter. But, with a throughput rate up to 60 cubic inches per hour, the HFE 900 can extrude up to 16 of these filament rolls per day.
“That’s huge impact on your bottom line when you’re trying to build large parts very quickly.”
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