Overview

What is Dual Extrusion?

Dual extrusion is the process of 3D printing with multiple filaments. You can mix colors or different materials with a print head that has two extruders and nozzles. With two spools loaded, the printer alternates between them by printing one at a time. It's not actually faster at printing because its still using only one extruder at a time. With this process, we designed these experimental projects that utilize different materials and colors.

Dual Extrusion Projects

We've created these projects below as a way to test and calibrate our dual extruder. Check out these projects below for more details.

Dual Extrusion 3D Printers

These projects were tested on a Flashforge Creator Pro. This 3D printer features a MK8 spring-loaded dual extrusion direct drive system. It can print materials like Ninjaflex, ABS, PLA, Nylon and many more. Most dual extrusion 3D printers will need a printer profile to for a slicing application to process the models to dual print. In most cases, you'll need to assign a parts in two separate STL files to the two nozzles and configure settings depending the model features and materials.

This guide was first published on Sep 10, 2015. It was last updated on Sep 10, 2015. This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 21, 2019.