This is the Dual Extruder v3 from LulzBot. This tool head was designed to utilise soluble PVA filament as the secondary filament type. The benefit of using soluble filament is for support material generation, this way you can print any geometries required without worrying about support removal. Simply throw your print into a tub of water, and out it comes free of support. It's as simple as that.
This tool head has 2 extruders, that are engineered to be side by side and set in place. This means that absolutely no nozzle levelling is required (or offset calibration for users of the old tool heads). It's also about 1/2 the weight of the v2 Dual Extruder and has tonnes of added features. If you'd like to learn more about those, take a look here.
With hassle-free hardware, integrated software, and water-soluble support material, who knew geometric freedom could be this easy?
Question 1: Can the LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 Tool Head print in two colors of the same material?
Answer: Yes, absolutely, however the print profiles built into Cura LulzBot Edition have not been optimized for multicolor printing. If multicolor printing is your goal, you may need to make modifications to the included profiles for optimal results. We have included all LulzBot supported material base profiles under the Experimental classification in Materials as a good starting point. As we continue to develop Cura LulzBot Edition, we hope to have more supported material combinations in the future.
Question 2: Can the LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 Tool Head print flexible materials?
Answer: Yes, the Dual Extruder v3 is capable of printing flexible materials. Through our internal testing, we have found that PolyDissolve S1 and PVA stick very will to TPU’s (flexible filaments), but the profiles have not yet been fine-tuned for optimal cosmetic results. Because of this, all of our flexible material profiles have been included in the Experimental section of Cura LulzBot Edition as a starting point for making your own modifications. Printing with flexible materials is recommended for advanced users on the Dual Extruder v3. As we continue to work on Cura LulzBot Edition, we hope to have more supported materials in the future.
Question 3: Can the LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 Tool Head print solid and flexible materials together?
Answer: Yes, the hardware of the Dual Extruder v3 is capable of printing solid and flexible material together, but the profiles have not been optimized for reliability or cosmetic results. Because of this, all of our flexible and solid material profiles are included in the Experimental section of Cura LulzBot Edition Materials, and can be used as a good starting point for making your own modifications. Printing with flexible and solid materials is recommended for advanced users on the Dual Extruder v3.
Question 4: Where can the individual components for the LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder v3 be purchased?
Answer: We are currently ramping up production on the v3 Dual Extruder Tool Head, and at the moment we are using all components for production units. Once our inventory levels stabilize, we will likely be carrying the harder-to-find components, such as the hot ends, machined parts, and motors. Sign up for our New Product newsletter in order to get the latest information on new product releases.
Parts Included in this Pack
(1) LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder Tool Head v3 (Fully Assembled)
(1) 3D Printed Z-axis endstop extension mount
(1) Machined Z-axis Endstop Extension
(1) Dual v3 wiper mount
(1) Additional spool arm
(1) Feed tube spinner
(1) T-nut holder jig
(1) Idler jig
(4) Wire tie
(4) 3D printed low profile bed corners (For TAZ 5)
(2) Extension harnesses
(1) M5 washer (Black)
(1) M5 x 14 socket head cap screw
(1) Filament Feed tube
(1) Sample length of Polylite PLA
(1) Sample length of PolyDissolve S1
Required filament diameter: 2.85mm diameter
Filament Types: All LulzBot Supported Filaments work in this tool head
Hot end temperature range: 120°C - 300°C
Nozzle diameters: 0.5mm
Required power system: 24 Volts
Fans: Two 24v 40mm axial fans for extrusion cooling, one 5v 40mm axial fan for heat-sink cooling
Weight: 0.96 kg
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Documentation and Resources:
- Unleash your creativity: 3D Printing with Soluble Supports
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- Unconstrained 3D Printing with LulzBot's Dual Extruder v3
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