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BCN3D Sigmax R19 – Review the Specs of this 3D Printer

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by Sean Rohringer
Oct 29, 2018
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The BCN3D Sigmax R19 boasts an IDEX dual extrusion system, powerful extruders, and hot ends. Let's review the specs of the professional large-format 3D printer.

Just prior to this year’s TCT Show in Birmingham, BCN3D unveiled their two latest printers, the Sigma R19, and the Sigmax R19. Here, we’ll focus on the latter, a professional, large-format dual extrusion 3D printer.

But it’s not just any professional, large-format dual extrusion 3D printer. With the 2019 generation comes a focus on productivity and reliability. For starters, the build volume exceeds even that of the Ultimaker S5. Then, add to that the Sigmax’s independent dual extruder (IDEX) system, complete with Mirror and Duplication modes.

This article aims to give an overview of all that the BCN3D Sigmax R19 claims to be. For (slightly more) information, head on over to the company’s website, or check out the product brochure directly.

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BCN3D Sigmax R19 – Review the Specs Review the Specs

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The Sigmax R19 operating in Mirror mode.

Let’s dive right in and review the technical specs of the BCN3D Sigmax R19 RTS:

  • Build size: 420 x 297 x 210 mm³
  • Layer thickness: 50 – 500 microns
  • Positioning accuracy: XY 1.25 µm, Z 1 µm
  • Heated bed: Yes
  • Supported filament: PLA, ABS, Nylon, PETG
  • Max. hot end temperature: 290 °C
  • Extruder: BondtechTM high-tech dual
    drive gears with E3D hot ends
  • Power requirements: 84 – 240 V,  50 – 60 Hz
  • Device weight: 20 kg
  • Package size: 55 x 79 x 67.4 cm³
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BCN3D Sigmax R19 – Review the Specs Review the Features

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Along with the R19s, BCN3D has released their latest version of Cura.

In contrast to its desktop little brother, the Sigma, BCN3D calls the Sigmax R19 a professional printer, ideal for industrial grade parts thanks to its massive print volume of 420 x 297 x 210 mm³.

As with all of the printers in the Sigma line, the Sigmax benefits from the independent extruder system (IDEX). That means each of the two print heads operates completely separate from the other.

With such a system, cross-contamination is a non-issue; simply park one extruder to the side while the other does its job. Alternatively, if it’s productivity you’re after, the Mirror and Duplication modes allow the print heads to work on two prints simultaneously.

Yet, that’s only the beginning when it comes to the Sigmax’s incredibly powerful print heads. No filament can escape its molten fate once gripped by the hardened steel drive gears of the Bondtech extruders. And what follows is only the smoothest and most reliable extrusion, provided by E3D-optimized hot ends.

Remaining features include a filament sensor, following the industry trend, and interchangeable tool heads. This makes the Sigmax R19 compatible with BCN3D’s entire hot end family, which includes nozzles from 0.3 to 1.0 mm.

And although the Sigmax R19 is compatible with all the most popular slicer platforms, released alongside the printer is BCN3D Cura 2.1.0, the latest version of the company’s in-house Cura adaptation.

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BCN3D Sigmax R19 – Review the Specs Review the Price

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The Sigmax R19 next to its little brother.

Despite having a larger print volume than the Ultimaker S5, the Sigmax R19 actually comes in around $1,500 cheaper. That said, it’s still a professional dual extrusion 3D printer, with a price tag to match.

BCN3D released both of their 2019 generation printers a little over a month ago, but as of September 12, they’re already shipping.

You can request a quote for the Sigmax R19 here:

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Already have a Sigmax? You’re in luck. For a much-reduced price, you’ll be able to order the Upgrade Kit Sigmax R19 starting November.

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