Switching from a pair of hotends on the X carriage to the cyclops 2-in-1-out hotend vs chimera/Kranken hotends

  • 										<p>I have bought a prusa i3 printer with Bowden dual 

    extruder, which the 3D-printed X carriage holds two independent hot
    ends. Unfortunately 3D-printed part that grips the hot ends come loose
    no matter how tight I tighten the screws, and often slips out during a
    print. Therefore I am looking for a more reliable replacement.

    am considering the cyclops 2-in-1-out hotend, which saves me from
    calibrating displacement between two nozzles and things loosening.

    Is it better for me to go for the 2-in-1-out hotend, or other 2-in-2-out packages such as Chimera and Kranken?

    goal is to use the dual hotend to print ASA / polycarbonate object
    material, and soluble PLA/HIPS/PVA support material. If the required
    hot end temperature of both materials are different, (say 240C for ASA
    and 190C for PVA), then does this preclude me from using cyclops?
    Otherwise I will have to wait for an excessively long time for
    temperature to drop / raise in each layer when switching materials, am I

  • You are correct. The Cyclops can only print materials that extrude at the same temperature. If you need to be printing materials at two different temperatures, the Chimera is the way to go.

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