The new Modix Generation 4 enjoys a fresh updated design and a modern logo font. In addition, the enclosure has been improved by adding the following features:
“IDEX” stands for independent dual extruder, where each extruder is independently controlled. Meaning, while the active extruder is printing, the second extruder is “parked” outside the printing area. Therefore, printing advanced models with
internal geometries is made possible more easily, by using water-soluble filament.
The IDEX is sold as an add-on in all generation 4 printers.
With Generation 4, all our line of 3D printers now come with the electronic expansion board named “Duex 5” (before, this was provided by default only with BIG-Meter and BIG-180X models).
By using Duex 5, a dedicated stepper motor driver is allocated for each Z and X axis motor. As a result, Modix printers now offer a full set of automated calibration routines to all Generation 4 models, including automated bed tilt, bed leveling, gantry alignment and Z offset calibration.
Modix’s Generation 4 printers are capable of printing significantly much faster than before. Travel
speed of up to 350 mm/s, and high quality printing at 100 mm/s and higher
speeds for printing at draft quality.
This higher print speed has been made possible thanks to strong NEMA 23 motors on the X axis instead of NEMA-17 motors. In addition, the weight has been reduced on the Y axis as the weight of one motor is split now into two independent ones, using the IDEX setup.
Modix Generation 4 models are all equipped with an emergency stop button. The stop button resets the Duet controller and stops printing immediately.
Modix Generation 4 3D printers have stronger Nema-23 motors and CNC machined brackets that hold the bed firmly and at a higher level of accuracy.
End-stop switches are now upgraded to optical switches in all Generation 4 printers. Optical switches are more accurate and have a high level of repeatability over time. This is especially important for job recovery after a power outage.
With Generation 4, the PTFE tube rests in a roller guide that ensures its most relaxed position and as a result this reduces the friction inside the tube.
The taller printers, BIG-Meter and BiG-120Z now have some add-ons by default: