This Pack includes everything you need to add a second Toolhead to your Thing o Matic and enable support for Dualstrusion. This exciting new technology was introduced with the release of the Stesptruder MK7 and enables printing using two materials simultaneously.
Create a two-colour design or use Water Soluble PVA - a support material that washes off! - for the best print quality ever!
The Kit includes a Stepstruder MK7 Complete Kit + Gen 4 Stepper
Motor Driver v3.3
+ Extruder Controller.
Please note this is a Special Kit created by RoboSavvy to Encourage adoption of Dualsturion.
There is no equivalent product on Makerbot US Store.
Dualstrusion in Action. Check out the finisihed build on Makerbot's blog
Designed from scratch, the StepStruder MK7 contains a number of newly created custom manufactured parts. The MK7 redesign rolls in all the innovations and user experience from the MakerBot Plastruder MK5, StepStruder MK6, and StepStruder MK6 Plus into one cutting edge, pint size device!
For the first time in Makerbot's History, this new Extruder enables a new, exciting technology called Dualstrusion: you can add a second MK7 Stepstruder Pack (for Dualstrusion) to your Thing o Matic and print with two materials simultaneously.
If you like living on the cutting edge and experimenting with the latest technology grab this machine an MK7 Extruder Pack (for Dualstrusion), fire up ReplicatorG with Dualstrusion support and give it a go! Thingiverse has already got loads of designs ready to take advantage of Dualstrusion!
If the extruder currently installed in your Thing o Matic is not an MK7 (ie if your machine has an MK5, MK6 or MK6 Plus) you will also need to upgrade the main extruder to Stepstruder MK7. Dualstrusion requires a pair of Stepstruders MK7 to work (a main MK7 Extruder and a second MK7 included in this Dualstrusion pack)
In this user assembled kit you will receive:
For full documentation and assembly instructions: