Jump to content

UM3 printing single colour print with core 2


SQuicke

Recommended Posts

Posted · UM3 printing single colour print with core 2

I've recently replaced my BB core with a second AA core so I could do a dual colour print. It worked great. Now however I want to print a single colour print but from the second core (right hand side nossel) At first the UM3 was purging the left hand nossel in the front right corner then switches to the second core and purges the second core then after playing with a few settings it purged the right nossel, printed the first layer, purged the left nossel, then swapped back to the right nossel to carry on printing. FYI the left nossel doesn't actually print anything in the whole print.

When I print single colour on the left nossel it doesn't even heat up the right hand nossel. Is there a reason for this?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · UM3 printing single colour print with core 2

    Hi @SQuicke,

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the forums!

    You should be perfectly fine printing just a single color print with the Ultimaker 3.

    In Cura you can define what part of the model you print with what print core.

    Does it only purge / prime or does it print the skirt / brim with your first print core too?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · UM3 printing single colour print with core 2

    Hi @SQuicke,

    Thank you for your post and welcome to the forums!

    You should be perfectly fine printing just a single color print with the Ultimaker 3.

    In Cura you can define what part of the model you print with what print core.

    Does it only purge / prime or does it print the skirt / brim with your first print core too?

     

    Hi Sander.  The UM3 only prints with core 2 but seems to heat and purge core 1 before it starts with core 2.  When printing with core 1 only it doesn't seem to heat core 2 at all.

    The only reason I want to do this as I have 2 colours, one in each core.  It saves me swapping filament if I want to print a certain single colour print.

    I may be missing something here but it definitely isn't printing anything with core 1 after the initial purge.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
         
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
         
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...