MatterHackers and BCN3D Technologies will unveil the reengineered BCN3D Sigma R17 3D printer at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, February 8th in MatterHackers’ Partner Pavilion booth #1013. MatterHackers will also be hosting a public Meetup event at their headquarters in Orange County on February 9th, from 7:00-10:00 pm to showcase the Sigma R17. MatterHackers and BCN3D representatives will be available at both events to answer questions.

The Sigma R17 is the improved version of the highly successful Sigma, which received extremely positive reviews for its high-quality build and accessible controls. Like the previous Sigma, this new version is characterized by its IDEX (Independent Dual Extruder) system, which simply and effectively works with both multi-material support structures and multicolor prints. The Sigma R17 is a much quieter machine thanks to reengineered cooling strategies and its new stepper drivers, which also increases the accuracy and surface quality of the printed parts. Its refined capacitive touchscreen provides smoother user operation. BCN3D Technologies is also introducing a versatile Sigma “Hotend Family” (sold separately) which includes up to six swappable nozzles (0.3mm - 1.0mm) to be used on either of the two IDEX extruders. The appropriate combination of sizes can increase accuracy and speed on large models and infills, without sacrificing precision and quality for detailed or multi-material parts.

“With this new version we expect to empower the users with an even more versatile tool. The Sigma R17 allows them to combine different hotends to materialize their ideas faster, with a fine quality and beyond any geometric or material constraint, while ensuring a flawless user experience,” said Roger Uceda, CEO of BCN3D Technologies.

MatterHackers continues to lead the 3D printing retail industry in partnering with world-class manufacturers to bring the latest 3D printing technologies to their customers. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to host BCN3D’s Sigma R17 at our headquarters in Orange County. We’ve done similar events like this in the past, and we hope to continue to bring industry-leading machines up close and personal to the 3D printing community,” said Lars Brubaker, CEO of MatterHackers.

MatterHackers will be accepting pre-orders for the Sigma R17 beginning February 8th, 2017 at and in their Orange County showroom. Printers are expected to ship by March 8th, 2017.

About MatterHackers

MatterHackers is one of the largest 3D printing retailers in the world. Our showroom in Orange County is home to 50+ 3D printer models and 500+ materials, also available at Our mission is to make 3D printing easier and more accessible for everyone by providing unbiased guidance and recommendations to help schools, businesses, and individuals get started (or stay current) with 3D printing. We also provide free phone and email support for everything we sell, and free shipping in the US.

About BCN3D

BCN3D Technologies started off as a project of FundacióCIM, which has more than 20 years of experience in Rapid Prototyping and knowledge transfer, leading a technological revolution in the national and international outlook. As a result, we do not only design 3D printers, but approach and provide the users with the right knowledge and technologies in order for them to develop and realize their own ideas. This procedural change allows people to make their own tools and projects. By merging different kinds of digital manufacturing technologies we are able to obtain products that, otherwise would have not been materialize. We aim to always keep our philosophy of involving everyone to be an active part of the participative technologies.