Top 15 Dual Extruder 3D Printers 2019 (For ALL Price Ranges!)

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3D printers that use fused deposition modeling technologies extrude plastic filament, layer-by-layer, to create the finished part. Because of this, most printers are limited to one material color and one type of material, such as PLA or ABS. However, some printers now incorporate dual extruders. This extra print head means multiple colors can be produced simultaneously, as well as having two different materials. This has a series of advantages including the ability to print supports in soluble materials such as HIPS, as well as more colorful parts.

Therefore, we created our ranking of the 12 best dual extruder 3D printers currently on the market. We ranked these printers based on their price-performance ratio, reliability, price quality, build volume, and more. We also divided these printers into three categories: cheap dual extruder 3D printers under $1,000, medium priced printers under $10,000, and industrial dual extruder 3D printer machines over $10,000.

Cheap Dual Extruder 3D Printer (Under $1000)

Flashforge Creator Pro

  • Company based: China
  • Price: $1,000
  • Build volume: 225 x 145 x 150 mm

Flashforge have been making waves in recent times for releasing some very highly-rated cheap 3D printers, including the Adventurer 3, the Dreamer, Hunter. Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Flashforge have now released their cheap dual extruder 3D printer, the Creator Pro, costing just under $1,000 and boasting a stylish aesthetic and aluminium build plate.

Printing fairly accurately with a minimum layer thickness of 0.1mm, the Creator Pro is pretty solid for the price. In addition, the Flashforge Creator Pro has a good 225 x 145 x 150 mm print volume, easily enough for everyday needs. Overall, the Creator Pro is a good choice for anyone that needs a cheap dual extruder 3D printer that will work day in, day out.

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XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo

  • Company based: China
  • Price: ~$500
  • Build volume: 150 x 200 x 200 mm

XYZprinting are a Chinese company that have grown to play a major part in the FDM 3D printer industry, releasing several successful printers. This time, they’ve released a dual extruder 3D printer, the Da Vinci 2.0 Duo, featuring a heated print bed for printing ABS, and costs just $350.

For the price, this is a decent printer, offering a minimum layer height of just 100 microns. Moreover, the Da Vinci 2.0 Duo dual extruder 3D printer has a nicely sized maximum print area, at 150 x 200 x 200 mm. This overall is a solid, low cost 3D printer for beginners and makers alike – though you are limited to XYZprinting filaments as it does not accept those from third parties.

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Monoprice Maker Select

  • Company based in: USA
  • Price: $389
  • Build volume: 200 x 200 x 180 mm

Monoprice are a very successful American startup who have created some of the best low-cost 3D printers of the last few years. Their current dual extruder 3D printer, the Monoprice Maker Select, is a cartesian printer offering a minimum layer thickness of 100 microns, and weighs just 20 pounds!

The Maker Select is a versatile printer, and can print ABS, HIPS, PET, PLA, PVA, and many other materials. It also offers a great build volume for the price, at 200 x 200 x 180 mm. The only downside however is the printer’s speed. At just 55mm/s, this is five times slower than printers such as the Lulzbot Mini, one of our favorite 3D printers.

dual extruder 3d printer monoprice maker select

Flashforge Dreamer

  • Company based: China
  • Price: $1,000
  • Build volume: 230 x 150 x 140 mm

There is a reason there are so many Flashforge 3D printers in our rankings – they’re excellent machines! The Dreamer is another fantastic, low-cost dual extruder 3D printer, weighing just 15kg and costing around $1,000.

Marketed as a low-cost workhorse, the Dreamer offers accuracy up to 100 microns, as well as a 230 x 150 x 140 mm maximum print volume. This is pretty good for a dual extruder 3D printer which costs so little. The downside however is the printer only accepts Flashforge filaments, rejecting all third party materials.

dual extruder 3d printer flashforge dreamer

Medium Priced Dual Extruder 3D Printer

Ultimaker S5

  • Company based: Holland
  • Price: $5,995
  • Build volume: 330 x 240 x 300 mm

Ultimaker are rated highly, and for very good reason – the company can’t seem to put a foot wrong. Following the Ultimaker 3 – a fantastic 3D printer which is still on our best 3D printer, best FDM 3D printer and dual extruder list – the Ultimaker S5 is new, slightly more expensive dual extruder 3D printer to compete with the Makerbot Method.

Boasting a large 330 x 250 x 300 mm build volume and built to allow for scalable production, the Ultimaker S5 already has satisfied customers in Volkswagen, Decathlon, and many more. It features a very advanced print bed leveling system, better touch screen, and can be connected to your phone via the Ultimaker app that alerts you when your print as finished. The Ultimaker S5 is an undeniably great dual extruder 3D printer.

ZMorph VX

  • Company based: USA
  • Price: $2,799
  • Build volume: up to 250 x 235 x 165 mm

A dual extruder 3D printer created by another American company, the ZMorph VX is a very interesting machine. It’s not only a 3D printer – it can be converted seamlessly into a CNC machine with its interchangeable print heads, or even a laser engraver!

Moreover, it offers good quality and a large build volume too. At 250 x 235 x 165 mm, you should be able to print whatever you need, as well as machining any parts with its CNC head. If you’re purely 3D printing, the ZMorph VX can print ABS, PLA, PVA, PET, ASA, Nylon, and a bunch of other useful polymers. The only dual extruder on our list that also functions as a CNC mill and laser engraver, we had to include it in our ranking.

Makerbot Method

  • Company based: USA
  • Price: $6,499
  • Build volume: 190 x 190 x 196 mm.

Makerbot are undoubtedly one of the most well-known desktop 3D printer manufacturers, consistently releasing highly-rated machines. We included the American company’s previous dual extruder 3D printer, the Replicator 2X, in our 2018 ranking, and are just as impressed by their newest model, the Makerbot Method.

A more expensive and industrial focused printer – though at the price of a mid-range consumer printer – Makerbot are promoting the Method as a cheaper alternative to industrial 3D printers, such as those by Stratasys or Markforged. Makerbot make bold claims about the Method, including that it is exponentially cheaper than its rivals, and prints twice as fast as most desktop 3D printers. We’re very impressed with this innovative dual extruder 3D printer.

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Zortrax Inventure

  • Company based: Poland
  • Price: ~$3,500
  • Build volume: 135 x 135 x 130 mm

Polish company Zortrax are already well known for their highly rated line of printers including the M200 and M300. Now however, they have released the Zortrax Inventure, a dual extruder 3D printer which, despite having a relatively small build volume, does not compromise on quality.

Additionally, Zortrax also offer the Zortrax DSS Station, a handy accessory that once filled up with water, you can leave your printed prototypes in until the soluble supports have dissolved. Overall, the Zortrax Inventure is another good dual extruder 3D printer, perfect for small prototype manufacturing.

zortrax inventure dual extruder 3d printer

CEL RoboxDual

  • Company based: UK
  • Price: £1,119
  • Build volume: 210 x 150 x 100 mm

The only British company on our list, CEL is an innovative 3D printer manufacturer based near Bristol that have spent the last several years putting together a selection of features that elevates their 3D printers to the next level. This shows in the CEL RoboxDual, featuring their Headlock, DualMaterial, QuickFill and SmartExtruder technologies which contribute to make the RoboxDual a fantastic machine.

Designed to be easy to simple to work and effective and accurate in printing, CEL go above and beyond in ensuring reliability in their printers. The electronics within their 3D printers, such as the RoboxDual, are specifically made for the task at hand, ensuring reliability and accurate controlling of the motors, filament usage, temperature, and other important tasks. We are very impressed with CEL’s commitment to innovation across the features of their printers, and look forward to see what is to come from the British company.

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BCN3D Sigmax R19

  • Company based: Spain
  • Price: $4,299
  • Build volume: 420 x 297 x 210 mm

BCN3D are a Spanish company who have created a number of highly-rated dual extruder 3D printers, including the BCN3D Sigma. Since then, they’ve released the Sigmax R19, a cartesian FDM 3D printer which can print ABS, CPE, HIPS, Nylon, Polycarbonate, and even more! Boasting a solid aluminium frame, the Sigmax is also simple to use, and can be accessed via SD card or USB stick.

BCN3D dual extruder 3D printers are known for quality, which shows as the Sigmax offers good accuracy and 50 micron minimum layer resolutions. The Sigmax R19 also offers large printing dimensions, of up to 420 x 297 x 210 mm, enough for any printing needs. Though not cheap, $4,100 is a reasonable price for a printer known for its high quality and large build area. It also includes two useful modes; duplication mode and mirror mode; for quickly printing multiple iterations of a product.

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Ultimaker 3

  • Company based: Holland
  • Price: $3,499
  • Build volume: 197 x 215 x 200 mm

Ultimaker are another desktop 3D printing giant who create fused deposition modeling printers that have won many awards. Featuring a dual extruder and up to 20 micron accuracy, the Ultimaker 3 is a fantastic option for small businesses, makers, and prosumers.

With a print volume of 197 x 215 x 200 mm, the Ultimaker is capable of meeting most printing needs. It also has a built-in camera so you can remotely monitor prints in progress. Connectable via WiFi, Ethernet or USB drive, the Ultimaker 3 is designed to be simple to use. Though not cheap at $3,499, the Ultimaker 3 is accurate, fast, reliable, and simple to operate. This makes it overall one of the best dual extruder 3D printers on the market today.

dual extruder 3d printer ultimaker 3

Raise3D Pro2

  • Company based: China
  • Price: $3,999
  • Build volume: 305 x 305 x 300 mm

The newest dual extruder printer by Raise3D since the N2 Plus made it onto our 2018 best 3D printers list, the Pro2 has once again impressed us greatly. A workhouse printer for use in almost every industry, the Chinese manufacturer has won numerous awards for their dual extruder 3D printers, and are the new brand of choice for 3D printing service Voodoo Manufacturing.

The Raise3D Pro2 also boasts a fantastic build volume, at 305 x 305 x 300 mm, easily enough for everyday and industrial printing needs. The printer is also very accurate, with a 0.01mm minimum layer height, and a 7 inch touchscreen to operate the printer. At just under $4,000, the Raise3D Pro2 is overall a fantastic dual extruder printer for the price tag.

raise3d pro2 dual extruder 3d printer

Industrial Dual Extruder 3D Printer ($10,000+)

Stratasys F170

  • Company based: USA
  • Price: ~$15,000-$20,000

One of the original 3D printing companies, Stratasys have been involved in 3D printing for 30 years, commercializing fused deposition modeling. Known for their industrial 3D printers, the Stratasys F170 weighs a whopping 227kg!

Though it costs around $20,000, there are reasons for the price tag. Firstly, the F170 offers quality unparalleled by desktop FDM 3D printers. Offering a build volume of 254 x 254 x 254 mm, the F170 can create multiple parts simulataneously for rapid prototyping or short-run manufacturing.

stratasys f170 dual extruder 3d printer

Markforged Mark Two

  • Company based: USA
  • Price: $13,499

Markforged are an Massachusetts, USA based startup created by Greg Mark which are revolutionizing 3D printing through their carbon fiber composites. Their dual extruder 3D printers can combine carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, and Nylon within parts for high-strength, low-weight parts.

Their Mark Two dual extruder 3D printer can create parts with decent accuracy, at a minimum layer thickness of 0.1mm. This, coupled with a fairly large build volume at 320 x 132 x 154 mm, means multiple parts can be produced simultaneously in industrial situations. The printer is one of the most expensive on the list, retailing at $13,499.

markforged mark two dual extruder 3d printer

BigRep Studio

  • Company based: Germany
  • Price: ~$36,000

The only German company on our list, BigRep create industrial 3D printers for prototyping and are used in the medical, automotive, and aerospace sectors. The BigRep Studio is a monster 3D printer weighing 250kg and featuring an optional dual extruder.

Offering print dimensions of 500 x 1000 x 500 mm, the BigRep Studio can print the largest parts in our list by quite some way. This may be the reason for its lack of accuracy however, offering just 200-400 micron resolutions.

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