BCN3D Sigma with Simplify3D
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Hands down, this is the best dual-extrusion, Professional Grade, Desktop 3D Printer on the market today.
While dual extrusion has been around for several years at the consumer level, this is the first consumer level dual extrusion system of this type. Typically dual extrusion involves two hot ends mounted on a single carriage. It is difficult to get calibrated properly and one nozzle will typically be a hair lower than the other and drag strings of the material in the 'off' nozzle through whatever you are printing with the 'on' nozzle.
The Sigma has two hot ends each on their own carriage which eliminates most of these challenges. Calibration becomes much easier and the opportunity to ooze material from the inactive nozzle is completely eliminated. This is referred to as the IDEX system (Independent Dual Extruders).
Large touchpad control screenThe BCN3D Sigma is outfitted with a large built in touchpad and an SD card reader. This allows for easy printing without being connected to a computer and also allows for some nice visual cues for the calibration process.
Your creations with dimension
The BCN3D Sigma is a 3D printer with two fully independent extruders.
It also comes with the third generation BCNozzle, a fully metallic hot end capable of reaching temperatures up to 315ºC.
With its large printing surface (DIN A4) reaching up to 110ºC, a 50 µm minimum layer height and its aluminium chassis, the BCN3D Sigma is able to print every object you might set your mind on with very high detail.
The independent extruder system allows for multimaterial or multicolor 3D printing. Thanks to this feature, the user can combine the characteristics of different materials and obtain highly detailed prints.
Bigger and more complex pieces
The printing volume is 210x297x210mm (~8.25x11.7x8.25in) will allow you to print some pretty sizable objects in a single print.
In addition, the flat glass printing bed is magnetically attached in a no-interference mounting scheme that allows for the bed to be removed when you change prints and replaced without requiring recalibration.
BCN3D Sigma works with BCN3DNozzle v3, , a fully metallic Hotend capable of temperatures (up to 280ºC) during hours, thanks to its hardness. Its standard nozzle is of 0,4 mm and it can work at a minimum layer high of 50 µm.
Guarantee of quality and constant improvements
Both BCN3D Technologies and Fundació CIM are organizations linked to Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), placing them at the forefront of technological advancement. The BCN3D Sigma printer meets the technical and safety CE mark requirements and it includes a full one year warranty. The Sigma improves on previous 3D printer designs that operate based on the principle of extruding consecutive layers of fused material. It includes the Bowden Quick Release extruder, an innovative system with improved outlines and surface finish accuracy.
Customized Software: BCN3D Cura
BCN3D Technologies has developed and customized one of the best slicers for 3D Printers in the market: Cura, which has been created by Ultimaker. BCN3D Cura is optimized for the use of their dual extruder, as well as for the generation of support structures and multi material or multicolor prints, including several specific configurations for the BCN3D Sigma. In addition, BCN3D Cura allows to update the firmware of your BCN3D Sigma just connecting the USB cable included in the machine.
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- System of manufacture: FFF (Fused Filament Dual Fabrication Independent Extruder) / IDEX
- Surface of manufacture: CASH A4 Axis x: 210 mm / Axis Y: 297 mm / Axis z: 210 mm
- Power consumption max.: 300 w
- Extrusion System: Bowden quick release
- Screen: TouchPAD Resistive Full Color
- Compatible materials: PLA, ABS, Filaflex, PVA, HIPS, Composites (PLA+wood, Bronze, copper, fibers, ceramic)
- Electronics: BCN3DElectronics V1. Drivers of engines are independent from the motherboard. FFC cables (Flat Flexible Cable).
- Filament diameter: 3mm
- Lowest layer height: 50 µm
- Dimensions ext.: 460x446x680 mm
- Connection: USB / Firmware Marlin1.01 BCN3D
- Compatible software: Open Source Slicing Software - Cura, Slic3r