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Changing a print core, mid print.

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Well it might be possible. But atm isn't. Ofc when the temp goes below 50C the system might allow you to take it out (if you did a manual atomic / filament removal while the filament was cooling down)

The part that I'm not sure if is the system would update the x/y calibration of the new core on the fly.

It could be a nice feature to keep printing if something went wrong. But it would need extra firmware since all the system has a lot of safewards to avoid a clog or damaging the core. For example if you pull the filament too slowly at certain temps you could actually cause a clog that can't be easily fixed. Ofc that's why the machine has a lot of heat/wait/cold procedures that are there to avoid problems.

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Just for giggles I tried it last night,as soon as you pull the print core out,the printer gives you a temp error and you have to reset the machine.

 

Try again but wait the core goes below 50C. Then you can unplug them.

Safety note: Don't do it!

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