Thursday, February 28, 2015
Dual Extruder Setup
I haven't really posted any pictures of my 3D printer or any of the items I've printed with it. Here is one of my first attempts at printing with 2 colors. I added the second extruder (the red thing in the background on the left-hand side) this past week and have been getting it set up. It basically works like a hot glue gun that is being moved up-and-down and in-and-out while the bed moves side-to-side. The reason the die looks "hairy" is because of something called "oozing". Basically while the green extruder is printing, the black extruder has filament oozing from it. You can actually see this in the right-most extruder, there is a little piece of filament looped out of it. Basically, when the black extruder head goes over the print, that oozing piece of filament gets attached onto the part.