The Modix BIG-60 V4 is the latest iteration of the Modix FDM professional, self-assembly 3D printer kits. Like the model’s previous versions, the Generation 4 is powered by a sturdy modular construction composed of T-slot aluminum profiles and a robust motion system. However, when compared to them, it is easier and faster to assemble as well as more reliable and accurate, with a number of handy improvements. The machine has been developed with future enhancements in mind, which means it is ready to support ongoing upgrades.
Committed to the company policy, the Modix BIG-60 V4 can be easily personalized and enhanced in functionalities. It comes with an improved feature-set, fresh design tweaks, and some advanced mechanisms, staying several steps ahead of its predecessors from the line.
In particular, the fourth iteration is engineered with a bunch of redesigned key components and high-grade premium parts, namely the electronic expansion board Duex 5 enabling completely automated calibration, stronger Nema-23 motors and CNC machined brackets for much faster and more stable printing, optical end-stop switches for higher accuracy and repeatability, improved PTFE tube and wires management for smooth and convenient maintenance, built-in crash detector for additional safety, and an integrated emergency stop button ensuring immediate response. In addition, all the Generation 4 models boast updated design features, such as a pneumatic top lid, rear maintenance opening hatch, sturdy door hinges, door and lid sealing strips, and improved internal LED lighting. It also benefits from a filament sensor, which keeps track of potential clogging, and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control. Moreover, the company has released a brand new IDEX add-on, which opens up new possibilities for printing with independent dual extruder and water-soluble filaments.
Apart from the above-mentioned IDEX, the Modix BIG-60 V4 supports a variety of optional add-ons, such as a redesigned enclosure, high-precision HIWIN linear rails, magnetic print bed, etc. With the right upgrades, you will get an industrial workhorse at a good price. The V4 can be successfully used in prototyping and small-scale manufacturing for printing functional prototypes, end-use products, and top-quality spare parts. Scroll down for further info.
This massive tarantula weighs almost 8 kg. It took 5 days printing and is about 120 cm wide when fully extended. The model turned out good, smooth, and perfectly working.
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The following pic shows a 24-hours test print. The bowl has been printed at 600-micron layer height with an 8 mm nozzle. Despite the resolution, it has decent sinuous surfaces. It used a full 1 kg roll of PLA.
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The Modix BIG-60 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 40 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces.
The Z-axis of the printer has been upgraded, featuring strong Nema-23 motors and reliable CNC machined brackets that hold the bed firmly and add to the overall level of print accuracy.
Due to the better motors on the X axis (compared to NEMA-17 motors for the V3), the BIG-60 V4 provides much faster printing than before. The machine boasts the accelerated travel speed of up to 350 mm/s and printing of up to 250 mm/s.
Starting with the Generation 4, the Modix devices come with the electronic expansion board Duex 5, with a dedicated stepper motor driver allocated for each Z and X axis motor. Thanks to this important improvement, the printer now offers a full set of automated calibration routines, including automated bed tilt, bed leveling, gantry alignment, and Z offset calibration making for enhanced printing precision.
Another major improvement is the new Griffin printhead. Previously it was just an optional upgrade and now it comes as the default component on all the company’s V4 printers. It consists of a custom extruder made by Bondtech and a new hotend designed by Modix. The upgrade offers smart and compact design, high flow rate, increased reliability, easy swap, and great resistance to high printing temperatures, leading to overall improved user experience.
As for the upgraded optical end-stop switches, they provide more accuracy and higher level of repeatability over time, which is particularly important for printing recovery after power outages.
These are just some of the noteworthy upgrades featured by the new version.
The standard variant of the Modix BIG-60 V4 is engineered with a single nozzle. However, it comes with several nozzles of 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8 mm in diameter. It also supports a variety of sizes from 0.15 to 1.2 mm. The printer can be also equipped with the IDEX add-on for multi-material printing of complex internal geometries. This extreme flexibility gives you wider design capabilities.
The print head runs on HIWIN linear rails, which makes printing reliable, fast, and precise. The motion rails along with the upgraded Trinamic TMC2660 make for extremely quiet operation and higher accuracy.
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Thanks to the improved extruder structure, the Modix BIG-60 can print with PLA, PETG, PVA, ABS, ASA, PC, Nylon, TPU, Woodfill, Carbon composite, and other specialty materials.
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The optional IDEX add-on includes a secondary printing subsystem, consisting of a Griffin print head, clog detector, PTFE, and spool mount. It enables high-quality multi-color and soluble material printing.
The V4 comes with a default clog detector that can easily detect filament run-out, under-extrusion, and hotend clogs, which allows the user to quickly fix the problem and avoid negative impact on the quality of the printed items.
The Modix BIG-60 prints with any type of 1.75 mm filament. You can use the material you prefer from any vendor and start creating unique 3D printing projects.
The large build area of 23.6 x 23.6 x 26 inches (600 x 600 x 660 mm) lets you print just about anything.
Notice how big this component is if compared to the user’s hand.
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The Modix BIG-60 V4 3D printer comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with emergency stop button for smooth real-time interaction. It also features a Wi-Fi module with easy web-access interface for remote operation. USB and SD card slots are available as well.
You can easily transfer your 3D models from a computer via a USB cable or an SD card. You might also share them over Wi-Fi using a PC or a mobile phone.
The printer supports almost any type of 3D model formats. This means that you can use the slicing software of your choice to prepare the printing files, namely, Cura, Slic3r, Simplify3D, Printerface, and many others.
The printer comes in several boxes which include:
For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.
The Modix BIG-60 V4 is available in black with gray and red trimmings. Its stylish look and superior adaptability make it ideal for any professional and hobby applications.
The printer dimensions are 35.7 x 41.7 x 53.4 in (906 x 1060 x 1356 mm). The spool holder is mounted on the left side of the machine.
The price for the Modix BIG-60 V4 3D printer is $4,900.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality, extreme expandability and adaptability.
The Modix warranty policy is available at the link below:
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