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BCN3D Sigma Independent Dual Extruder 3D Printer

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The BCN3D Sigma is the first and only independent dual extrusion (IDEX) 3D printer. This IDEX design allows the BCN Sigma to achieve the most accurate dual extrusion prints possible. The BCN Sigma can also print highly detailed parts with layers as small as 50 microns. Start printing massive dual extrusion parts today with an industry leading build area of 8x12x8 inches.

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Independent Dual Extrusion Printer (IDEX)

The most exciting part of the new BCN Sigma 3D printer is the revolutionary independent dual extrusion system. This IDEX system means that 2 extruder heads on the machine are not joined together but instead operate independently, one head at a time. This unique design allowed us to print and complete the most difficult dual extrusion 3D printed part we have ever encountered (see picture below). Every other machine that we tried this part on failed - the BCN Sigma was the only machine to deliver.

Print with EVERY Material

The BCN Sigma comes standard with 2 all-metal hotends which are capable of printing at up to 280C. That means you are able to print with every 3D printing material including PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nylon, Flexible filaments, metal hybrids, and so many more.

Game of Thrones chair printed in black ABS

Quick and Painless Setup

Once you open your new BCN Sigma printer you will be up and printing within 10 minutes. There is no assembly necessary with this printer. Additionally, each BCN3D printer is shipped in frustration free packaging to save you even more time.

Untethered Printing

Enjoy untethered printing every day with the BCN Sigma. Each Sigma comes with a built in touch screen LCD which allows you to print all your files using an included SD card.

1 Year Warranty

BCN3D is confident in the quality of their 3D printers which is why they provide an industry leading 1 year warranty.

Seeing is Believing

The BCN Sigma really speaks for itself when you see it in action. Take a look at the video below to learn a little more about the BCN Sigma and its IDEX system.

Why Buy a BCN 3D Printer

BCN 3D is a market leader in European 3D printing. While they are newer to the scene in America, they are one of the dominant 3D printing companies in Spain and all of Europe. The company started off in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain and now they have been developing and designing 3D printers for several years. Because BCN 3D started in an educational setting, the company is relentlessly committed to continuous improvement.

Why Buy From MatterHackers

At MatterHackers we pride ourselves on offering friendly service, advice and support. Our prices are always the lowest in the industry when you factor in our free shipping for every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been 3D printing for several years now and are happy to answer your 3D printing questions. Have a question about the amazing capabilities of your new Sigma? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.

In short, buying a 3D printer from MatterHackers is a holistic experience. We are here to partner with you through every step of your 3D printing journey. Additionally, we have all of the PLAABS, and Specialty Filament that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.

Tech Specs

Structural technology Independent Dual Extruder (IDEX)
Manufacturing technology Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
Print volume 210mm x 297mm x 210mm
Extruders 2
Filament Size 3.00mm
Nozzle diameter 0,4mm (Standard) / 0,6mm
Heated bed PCB
Screen
TouchPAD Resistive Full Color
Electronics BCN3D Electronics v1.0 & Independent Stepper Drivers
Firmware BCN3D Sigma – Marlin
Supported files gcode
Noise 58 dB(A)
Certifications CE / FCC
Connectivity SD Card (autonomous operation) & USB
Layer height 50 microns to 300 microns (IDEX) (Standard nozzle of 0.40mm)
Positioning resolution (X/Y) 0,0125mm (FFF)
Positioning resolution (Z) 0,001mm
Maximum extruder temperature 280°C
Maximum hot bed temperature 100°C
Support Structures PVA for PLA // HIPS for ABS
   

Please note - due to the size of this specific printer, a shipment charge may apply for orders outside of the continental 48 United States (orders inside the continental 48 will ship free). If you live outside of the continental United States, please email us for a shipment quote.

Questions
Is this open source?
- asked by Guest on November 3rd, 2016 at 6:21p.m.
I have the tax 5 . What filament will this print in each extruder ? Will it do Ninja flex in one pla in other and can it do like pla in each or is it like the taz set up?
- asked by Frank on November 1st, 2016 at 11:33p.m.
Will both extruders function simultaneously? Or do they operate one at a time like conventional duel extrusion printers
- asked by Matthew Ichiyasu on November 1st, 2016 at 12:50p.m.
Comparison between dual extrusion on this printer and UM3? Quality, ease of use, etc?
- asked by Burt on November 1st, 2016 at 10:54a.m.
in the description above under the subtitle 1 year warranty it states the there is in deed a warranty, how ever when I read the section under the terms and use labeled product warranty it states that there is not a 1 year warranty in fact it basically states that there is no warranty that is 1 years length, and no warranty for any non plastic parts. what is up with that?
- asked by Guest on October 11th, 2016 at 2:45p.m.
Any chance it's ever going to be offered in 1.75mm? We have an enormous investment in specialty 1.75mm filament (about $10K), and while I'd love to add one of these to our printer lineup, I can't justify replicating our filament supply in 3mm
- asked by W. Ray on September 15th, 2016 at 10:50a.m.
Can I add a 3d scanner Somhow? Defintte newbie..
- asked by Guest on September 12th, 2016 at 3:35p.m.
what filament can i use on this printer besides the one it comes with. other filaments 3.00mm that i have tried such as color fab seems too thick for extruder. even though there actual thickness is the same as original
- asked by Andre on September 12th, 2016 at 7:32a.m.
Two questions: When do expect to have more in stock? And, could you give me information on the 12X12 option - is this an increase in the build area?
- asked by Guest on September 2nd, 2016 at 10:45a.m.
Do the fans also cool the parts being printed or are they just for the extruder
- asked by Guest on August 22nd, 2016 at 6:39p.m.
I'm debating on getting this printer or the MakeIT Pro-M. I have a Form2 printer and would like to print using other materials for certain projects. Between the two, which would you recommend? Can't really find much on the Makeit Pro online.
- asked by sntinel on August 22nd, 2016 at 10:57a.m.
Could you make a shipment to Mexico City?
- asked by Diego Hernández on July 30th, 2016 at 7:01p.m.
Would this work well with nylon?
- asked by Bill knighton on July 23rd, 2016 at 12:05a.m.
I don't see a closed printing chamber on this, how is the ABS printing Quality?
- asked by Salem on July 21st, 2016 at 3:00p.m.
given the Bowden drives and the long distance of the filament from the extruder, how well does this printer cope with flex filaments? thanks
- asked by Guest on July 19th, 2016 at 11:52a.m.
1. What consumables are required ? (Example - ultimaker isolator) 2. Nozzle plugs are handled how? Real or goofy (example - ultimaker 'atomic method)
- asked by Frank on June 26th, 2016 at 4:30p.m.
Is the bcn3d direct drive or boden tube ?
- asked by Frank on June 26th, 2016 at 4:15p.m.
Compared to other ready to print offerings on the market, is this machine better, worse, or about the same in terms of initial setup, ease of maintenance, and machine specific "quirks"?
- asked by Nate Schnase on June 13th, 2016 at 10:03p.m.
Who is providing warranty for n US?
- asked by Guest on June 8th, 2016 at 4:35p.m.
Does it only run 3.0mm???
- asked by Guest on May 12th, 2016 at 3:21p.m.
What are appropriate nozzles from your site to pair with this printer? What are the differences?
- asked by Alex on April 27th, 2016 at 9:00a.m.
One other question, since the company is in Spain, who will be providing support for the printer.
- asked by Dorian Ferrari on March 20th, 2016 at 2:26p.m.
Have you guys had any time with this printer? The dual independant extruders look like a huge improvement to existing designs.
- asked by Dorian Ferrari on March 20th, 2016 at 2:23p.m.
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