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Can I make Cura force the Ultimaker 3 to print everything with single filament on Ultimaker 3?

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Posted · Can I make Cura force the Ultimaker 3 to print everything with single filament on Ultimaker 3?

I have printed a model on an Ultimaker 2 and it takes about 2 hours. On the ultimaker 2 with the support made from PVA, the same print takes 13 hours.

Is there a way to make the U3 act like the U2+ and print the supports out of the PLA in order to speed things up?

THanks

MM

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Posted · Can I make Cura force the Ultimaker 3 to print everything with single filament on Ultimaker 3?

Yes, it is actually pretty simple to do, just choose PLA as the support extruder:

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Posted · Can I make Cura force the Ultimaker 3 to print everything with single filament on Ultimaker 3?

Yes, it is actually pretty simple to do, just choose PLA as the support extruder:

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Hmm! When I look at my version, Dual Extrusion does not show the choice for support extruder.

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Am I looking in the wrong place???

If the support is coming from print core 1 will I no longer need the prime tower?

Thanks

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Posted · Can I make Cura force the Ultimaker 3 to print everything with single filament on Ultimaker 3?

Correct, you do not need the prime tower if you use the model material as support material.

The Support Extruder option will not show unless you tick the box "Enable Support"

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Posted · Can I make Cura force the Ultimaker 3 to print everything with single filament on Ultimaker 3?

Got it! By unchecking "enable prime tower" I have effectively unselected Dual extrusion. Then when I enable support, PLA is the support material.

Perfect, thanks

MM

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