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Posted (edited) · Change material during print

Hello,

how can i change material during print e.g. when a given height is reached? "Waiting for the bus" is a little bit unsure and boring...

(UM2+, Cura 2.3.1)

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Posted · Change material during print

Its not very well solved in Cura (well its not solved at all in other slicers) but guess the currently only way is to use the Post processing option /Plugin PauseAtHeight, calculate manually the height in mm for the layer you want to change the filament and make sure that your printhead is below the given height when starting the job.

Hope someone will add the "custom gcode" option for TweakAtZ sometime, it operates with layers and adding a M600 to call the printers firmware change procedure should be not a big trick.

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Posted · Change material during print

Great!

Changed the standard parameters and added a "z-difference" for distance to model when going to park-position. Unfortunately when using more than 1 pauses, the height must be specified in wrong order (2mm before 1mm).

Thanks for the tip!

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