How do you level dual extruder?
Calibrating Nozzle Levels in Dual Head Extruder
- Home all axis to center. Make sure that the glass printing surface is flat and clean.
- Try to loosen 2 screws shown below. Usually 1-2 turns should suffice.
- With the nozzles loose, perform Z-regulation.
- Tighten the screws back to their original positions.
Are dual extruder printers faster?
A dual extruder printer is faster because it eliminates the lengthy process of swapping out one filament for another. Changing filaments, whether for a different colour or material, can be a labour-intensive process when done in the middle of a job.
How many types of extruder are there?
There are two major types of extruders; single and twin screw (co-rotating and counter rotating).
What do you need to know about levelling heads?
Make sure that the bed is level. As the saying goes, a level bed is next to godliness or something like that. Pay extra attention to the direction the nozzles are offset by (if one nozzle is offset on the X-axis, pay extra attention to the bed leveling along the X-axis).
How do you level a thermal barrier extruder?
For straight-shaft thermal barrier type extruders: Carefully level the bed to whichever nozzle is lower, using your preferred piece of paper / business card / feeler gauge. Then stick the same paper / leveling tool under the higher nozzle, release the set screw or clamp on the tube, and drop it down to rest on the leveling tool.
What does a dual extruder 3D printer do?
Dual extruder 3D printers have two print heads or nozzles, rather than a single print head on standard FDM 3D printers. Dual printing releases you from the limitations of just one type of 3D printer filament, and lets you create colorful parts with ease.
Why do I need a dual MK9 extruder?
I upgraded to a dual Mk9 extruder, and quickly discovered how critical it is to get the ends of both nozzles exactly level with each other — that is, equally distant from the build plate at all times. Otherwise the lower one will crash against the plastic just extruded by the higher one.