The BCN3D Sigma R17 is BCN3D's latest reinvention of desktop 3D printers, characterized by it's IDEX (Independent Dual Extruder) system which allows the BCN R17 to work in a simple yet effective way. Print with soluble support structures, make multi-material and multi-color models and even cut down print times combining different nozzle sizes from the new hotend family.
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The BCN3D Sigma R17 is a professional-grade desktop-sized 3D printer especially characterized by its innovative approach to dual extrusion. The new version of the Sigma features quieter fans, upgraded stepper motor drivers and access to the new Sigma Hotend Family nozzles.
Thanks to the unique IDEX (Independent Dual Extruder) system, the Sigma R17 is a versatile tool able to print multicolor or multimaterial, with special emphasis to the printing of water-soluble supports, while minimizing the habitual downsides of dual extrusion. The IDEX system is defined by two extruder heads that are not joined together but instead operate independently, one head at a time.
Mix and match nozzles sizes with IDEX
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.
Produce highly detailed dual extruded parts
The re-engineered Sigma R17 features new cooling strategies and improved stepper drivers which result in better surface quality, more reliability and quieter operation. Existing Sigma owners can purchase upgrade component kits for home installation to enjoy the benefits of the R17 package with their existing machine.
Upgraded fans and motor drivers
The brand new capacitive touchscreen allows for easier user interaction and an overall smoother user experience. Perform calibration tests and manage prints right at the machine without the need of a connected computer. Load projects via an SD card and start printing immediately.
Every part has its particularities and needs, so it’s wise to choose the proper hotend for each print job. The new hotend family (sold separately) covers a wide range of nozzle sizes allowing you to print from tiny and detailed objects to massive and solid parts in less time. It also includes a special hotend with a 0.5mm nozzle made of hardened stainless steel, ideal to print with abrasive materials.
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 BCN3D Sigma R17? 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 PLA, ABS, and Specialty Filament that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.