Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Limit nozzle wipe on prime tower at last nozzle change

Recommended Posts

I am new to this, so I am not sure where the answer may be. But I noticed on a print I am doing right now that the nozzle goes to the prime tower at every layer whether it is changing nozzles or not. Got a bunch of layers on top of the supports, and nothing but one material left, but it still goes to the prime tower at every level. A big waste of time and filament.

Am I missing something? I did just download 2.4 beta...in there maybe?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Along the same line of thought, is there a way to stop printing the priming tower in Cura 2.X on the UM3 at a specified layer? For instance I would like to stop printing the priming tower at say layer 30 of a particular model because there is no need for additional support, nor the tower, above that point where the support ends when support is set to "touching build plate" Printing the tower all the way to the top of the part often doubles the build time, and needlessly wastes PLA build material.

Share this post

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

    • Architect Contest | Entourage 01.
      Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled models can really help to get your idea across. But besides your main model, there is more needed to get your idea across vividly! An architect regularly uses various entourage sets to help bring these ideas and models to live. 
        • Like
      • 10 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 17 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!