BCN3D Technologies, the renowned Open Source 3D printer manufacturer, followed its commitment to the Open Source philosophy and released the design files for its two 3D printers, launched in September 2018, the Sigma R19 and the Sigmax R19.
BCN3D desktop 3D printers are crafted after a long process of design and investigation to ensure that the end result is optimal.
Both the dual extruder desktop FFF 3D printers feature a new extrusion system with an unmatched performance, composed by extruders powered by Bondtech™ and hotends optimized by e3D™, a new filament runout sensor to detect material presence, Mirror and Duplication print modes, refined GUI and UX and a new slicing software, BCN3D Cura.
The Sigma R19 is an easy-to-use desktop FFF 3D printer with Independent Dual Extruder System (IDEX) to deliver high performance. The printer has a build volume of 210mm x 297mm x 210mm with a heated bed. It works with 2.85 mm filament diameter and accepts a wide range of filaments from other manufacturers as well.
The Sigmax R19 is a larger printer compared to Sigma R19. With its huge build volume of 420mm x 297mm x 210mm, it targets the professionals who want to manufacture industrial-grade parts.
BCN3D had previously released the Sigma Original Source files in 2015 and this time again it followed suit to release the source files for its 2018 models. With this release the goal is to spread knowledge all over the world, showing that an innovative technological company can share its know-how and keep leading its sector. According to an official press release, the company spokesperson says, “We are very proud of our daily work and we are delighted to be able to share it with everyone. We were born thanks to the Open Source community and we want to keep contributing to it.”
To announce such a great step for the Open Source 3D printing community, BCN3D contacted Richard Horne, better known as RichRap. Richard has been one of the company’s referents since its inception in 2011 and is a pioneer of the RepRap project, so his inputs are extremely valuable. To the entire community and to BCN3D.
According to Richard Horne, “This release of the Sigma R19 and the Sigmax R19 source files also comes an even greater gift to the open source hardware community, this being the inclusion of the designs and information that BCN3D use to manufacture, test and assemble all aspects of the machine during production. This is a step beyond just releasing the CAD design and source files. With this level of commitment to the open source hardware movement, it allows others to learn and further benefit from the R19 project and its journey from design to stable production 3D Printers.”
The Open Source files can be accessed from the below shared links:
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