I had my replicator 1-dual for several years. Like most of you, it has been an adventure in awesomeness and frustration. Update: In August 2015, I moved away from the frustrations of my MakerBot and moved to the Wanhao duplicator i3 and have not regretted that decision one bit. It's an awesome machine. Quality parts, great support, amazing community... Next printer I purchase may likely be one of their larger printers.
Even though I have the dual extruders, I find I seldom use both at the same time as I had had more problems than success.
That has not prevented me from pushing the capabilities of this bot. I throw a lot of odd print designs and materials at it.
To date, I have printed with ABS, PLA, flexPLA, Laywood, Bendalay, LayBrick, PET, FilaFlex, NinjaFlex, and several variations of PLA, and very limited success with Nylon. I enjoy trying as many types/colours that I can get my hands on. My preferred places to purchase filament from is Filaments.ca, Digitmakers.ca, Spool3D and 3D Printing Canada.
I have recently added a Creality Ender 3 to my Printers.
I Am A…Maker, Designer, Professional
Tools I Use…
Printers: Ender 3
Design Programs: Tinkercad, Thingiverse Customizer, MeshLab, Fusion 360, Microsoft 3D Builder, Sculptris
3D Design Skill Level