gCreate gMax 2 PRO 2in1 dual extruder 3D printer with large PLA/PVA engineering bracket

Dual-Material, Dual-Color, Water Soluble Support 3D Printing 

Dual Extruder

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What will you create? 

gMax 2 PRO: 18" x 18" x 24" (457.2 x 457.2 x 609.6 mm) print volume capabilities

gMax 2 PRO

Dual 2in1

  • 3D Print up to 243°C

  • Faster dual printing
    (compared to Chimera+)

  • Single nozzle temperature 
    and nozzle size

  • Nozzle ranges from 0.2mm - 1.2mm 

  • Hassle free dual-color 3D printing

  • Ideal to print water-soluble PVA supports

  • No nozzle leveling required

gMax 2 PRO dual 2 inputs 1 output 3D printer toolhead

gMax 2 PRO

Dual Chimera+

  • 3D Print up to 300°C

  • Independent nozzle
    temperatures

  • Print with two different
    materials in single print

  • Can use separate nozzle sizes in a single print

  • Nozzle ranges from 0.2mm - 1.2mm 

  • Print TPU and flexible materials

gMax 2 PRO high temperature chimera+ dual extruder 3D printer toolhead

Industry Leading

Components

We use genuine components from industry leading partners to ensure the highest quality output and easy maintenance.

USA Designed and Manufactured

The gMax 2 PRO is proudly made in-house in Brooklyn, NY with many parts sourced in the USA.

In-House Tech Support

We have dedicated in-house technicians available for email, phone, and video support.

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Dual 2in1 Extruder

The gMax 2 PRO 2in1 with 2 inputs and 1 output provides for a much easier, faster and trouble-free dual extrusion printing experience.

 

1 Out

2 In

Closeup of the gMax 2 PRO 3D printer 2in1 dual extruder

gMax 2in1 Dual Features

  • Print up to 243°C

  • Powerful 50W heater cartridge

  • Precision engineered components

  • Easily swappable with gMax 2 PRO Single full extruder 

  • Easy dual-material and dual-color 3D printing

  • Wide range of easy-to-swap nozzles between 0.2mm - 1.2mm

Large 3D printed engineering bracket with PLA and water soluble PVA on the gMax 2 PRO 3D printer.
spool of eSun water soluble PVA filament that is compatible with the gMax 2 PRO 3D printer

Ideal for PVA Support Material

Printing water-soluble PVA as support material allows for easy support removal and provides a better surface finish that traditional support. The gMax 2 PRO Dual 2in1 was made to print PVA supports easily.

 

We recommend using fresh Esun or Gizmo Dorks PVA and make sure to keep it in a cool dry place with desiccants.

The hotend will retract the inactive filament out of the way, allowing for the second filament to extrude out. The printer will simply purge out the filament to a sacrificial purge tower as it switches.

 
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2 In

2 Out

Chimera+ Dual Nozzle Hotend

The gMax 2 uses genuine E3D Chimera+ hotends for high precision and accessible replacement parts.

Closeup of the e3d chimera plus dual hotend for the gMax 2 PRO

Dual Chimera+ with 2 inputs and 2 outputs allows for independent temperature control per nozzle for use with a wide range of materials simultaneously.

Each heater can also utilize different nozzle sizes for extremely strong infill with high detailed perimeters. Mix and match nozzles all in the same dual print!

gMax 2 PRO Dual Chimera+ Features​

  • Can print TPU and materials up to 300°C

  • Precision engineered components

  • Easily swappable with gMax 2 PRO Single full extruder

  • Separate nozzles for independent heating

  • Wide range of easy-to-swap nozzles between 0.2mm - 1.2mm 

  • Easy dual-material and dual-color 3D printing

  • Powerful 50W heater cartridge

Dual extrusion print using black PLA and orange ultra flexible 85A TPU printed on the gMax 2 PRO 3D printer

Dual extrusion print with Push Plastic Black PLA

and Makeshaper Orange TPU 85a

The gMax 2 PRO dual printer includes all of the features of the gMax 2 PRO and can operate as a single extruder.

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Dual extrusion print with Atomic Grey PLA and eSun PVA Support.

Industrial Glass Fiber Reinforced

Composite Heated Bed

The glass fiber reinforced heated bed provides a great print surface for all types of filament.

 

We use a custom laser cut BuildTak G10FR4 composite heated build surface for excellent thermal stability even at high temps combined with an 800 Watt heated pad. The bed is controlled by the printer via an external Solid State Relay (SSR) with PID tuning and fuse protection.

 

The result is a bed that combines the thermal stability of glass and the resilience of aluminum for a perfect heating cycle. You can adjust temperatures per layer, fine tune the heating cycle and turn off the bed remotely with the gTouch Controller.

gCreate gMax 2 PRO heated bed with high performance glass fiber reinforced resin surface

Additional Print Surface (optional)

G10 FR4

Heated Pad

Fiber Glass

Insulation

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Also compatible with:
BuildTak

▪ BuildTak Print Surface w/ Custom gMax Graphics

▪ BuildTak PEI

GeckoTek

▪ GeckoTek EZ-Stick Hot

▪ GeckoTek EZ-Stick Cold (Non-Heated Bed)

32-Bit Electronics with Marlin 2.0

gCreate gMax 2 PRO 3D printer silent TMC2130 stepper drivers

The gMax 2 PRO has 32-bit electronics using a powerful Arm Cortex-M4 STM32 processor

 

The gMax 2 PRO electronics have been completely redesigned to use powerful new controller options and firmware.

We are utilizing Trinamic TMC2130 stepper drivers equipped with SpreadCycle™ and StealthChop™ technology for silent operation at increased speeds and up to 1/256 microstepping!

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gCreate gMax 2 PRO 3D printer full color touch screen

Additional upgrades include:

  • All new v2 filament runout sensor (Dual runout compatible)

  • Power loss recovery

  • 144 point bilinear bed leveling (BBL)

  • Sensorless homing

  • RGB LED light bar with printer events

  • Print from SD, USB memory stick or USB via a computer

  • Classic Marlin mode emulator and much more

The gMax 2 PRO also includes a responsive full color touch screen with dedicated firmware. The screen operates very quickly and has updated themes available. Future software updates can easily be done via SD card.

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gCreate gMax 2 PRO 3D printer full color touch screen
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gMax 2 PRO Dual Printing Examples

Using the gMax 2 PRO Dual Extruder not only allows for multi-color printing, but multi-material printing as well. You can mix the properties of two different materials, experiment with different nozzle sizes or print with water-soluble PVA as support material.

Custom Configuration Files

for PrusaSlicer, Cura, and Simplify3D

The gMax 2 PRO Dual Extruder has been tested extensively using the popular PrusaSlicer, Simplify 3D, and Cura slicing software. Configuration files are available for the 2in1 and Chimera+.

gCreate gMax 2 PRO 3D printer with custom PrusaSlicer slicing config files available
gCreate gMax 2 PRO 3D printer with custom Cura slicing config files available
Dual extruder chessboard on a gMax 3D printer in PrusaSlicer screenshot
Dual extruder 3D printed benchy on the gCreate gMax 3D Printer
PrusaSlicer

PrusaSlicer is a powerful and free open-source slicing engine with advanced features such as paint on support, variable layer height and dual 2in1 support. (Recommended)

Cura

Cura is a free slicing program with new features being continuously added over the years.

gCreate gMax 2 PRO 3D printer with custom Simplify3D slicing config files available
Simplify 3D

Simplify3D is a professional slicing with advanced features and a powerful gcode viz engine.

Screenshot of Simplify3D viz engine showing gMax 2 dual 3D print name plate
 
gMax 2 PRO Dual Tech Specs
3D printed carbon fiber PLA rocket ship on the gMax 2 PRO 3D printer

Printer Technology

FDM - Fused Deposition Modeling

Dimensions:

18" x 18" x 24" inch  (7,776 in³) print volume

(457.2 x 457.2 x 609.6 mm)​

Layer Resolution:

0.1mm to 0.9mm (nozzle dependent)

Filament:

gMax Printers are compatible with a wide variety of 1.75mm filaments

Linear Motion:

Metal linear guides for X, Y and Z

4mm Pitch Tr10 10mm Lead Screws

Resolution:

0.000492” XY resolution
0.0000492" Z resolution
0.040 mm min layer resolution

1/256 microstepping controlled by firmware

Bed:

18" x 18" Ultra Durable Glass Fiber Reinforced Heated Bed Controlled by Printer. Keenovo Silicone 800W Heated Pad, FoTek SSR in steel grounded case. 

18" x 18" sanded acrylic (optional)

Electronics:

32-Bit SKR v2

Arm Cortex M4 STM32 Processor

Marlin 2.0 Firmware

​Runout Sensor:

Dual bearing v2 Runout Sensor with optical sensor. Can be daisy chained to other sensors

Power supply:

120v/240v Selectable Micro ATX

(Printer Uses Approx. 80 Watts)
120v (Only) Heated Bed Plugs Directly Into Wall

Hotend 2in1 Dual:

2in1 aluminum alloy dual input / single output hotend with 50W heater cartridge and advanced heat dissipation efficiency. Prints up to 243°C.

Hotend Chimera+ Dual:

2in1 aluminum alloy dual input / dual output hotend with independent 50W heater cartridges. Prints up to 300°C.

Nozzle:

Works with a variety of E3D nozzle diameters (0.2mm - 1.2mm), Stainless Steel, Olsson Ruby and more 

Structure and Frame:

Genuine 80/20 Lite aluminum 1.5″ T-Slot profile

Powder coated aluminum and steel parts manufactured in the USA

Motors:

NEMA 17  1.68 Amp, 1.8 Step Angle
Silent TMC2130 Drivers with SPI

Bed Leveling:

Integrated Genuine BLTouch Smart Bed Leveling Sensor with 144 Point Bi-Linear Mesh Bed Leveling

Bilinear Bed Leveling (BBL)

Connectivity:

Print via USB, SD Card or USB Stick
Advanced WiFi, Cloud and USB Memory Printing Powered by the gTouch Controller and Astroprint (add-on)
Support for future ESP01S WiFi Module compatibility

Materials:

All 3D printed parts are printed in industrial-grade CF-PETG and SLS nylon.

The gMax 2 PRO Dual is enclosure compatible.

Weight:

Approx. 80lbs