Omega I60 prints large parts quickly

July 24, 2023
It introduces a modernized version of BCN3D’s Independent Dual Extruder System (IDEX), which boasts two print heads.

Omega I60 BCN3D’s industrial fused-filament-fabrication (FFF) 3D printer uses 1.75mm diameter filaments, and is designed for printing large, strong prototypes, as well as end-use products such as tooling, jigs and fixtures. It boasts a range of features including a built-in camera, a filament run-out sensor and bar-code sensors for spool and component recognition. It also has a temperature- and humidity-controlled material-operations system that prepares filaments for printing. 

What’s new? The Omega I60, which BCN3D introduced in June. Among other new features, it offers a modernized version of BCN3D’s Independent Dual Extruder System (IDEX), which boasts two print heads. One head can print with the build material and the second can print with support material, or, to double print speed, both heads can print with the same filament. 

Benefits Faster production of large parts. The so-called X motors of BCN3D’s refined IDEX technology remain stationary during printing, minimizing inertia and enabling faster printing. Also, the printer’s custom E3D Revo hot ends make it easy to swap nozzles. When the filament run-out sensor is triggered during a print run, the machine will automatically change the filament.   

BCN3D Technologies Inc., Barcelona, Spain, 844-855-2226,

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Vital Statistics 

Print size 

17.7 inches by 11.8 inches by 17.7 inches 

Maximum print volume 

60 liters 

Maximum print speed  

11.8 inches per second 

Heated chamber temperature 

Up to 158 degrees Fahrenheit 

Heated bed temperature 

Up to 248 degrees Fahrenheit 

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David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.