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I happened across the Mark2 project yesterday. Maybe it's the sleep deprivation (new baby), but I nearly wept when I saw it, it's such a clever and beautiful design.

Please forgive my ignorance, as I have to ask... why can't you just permanently attach the second head? Do you really need to keep parking it?

Cheers,

Matt.

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The advantage it's on the parking, you can avoid dripping from the other head while parks, and when it's engaged there's a few mm height difference so the main resting head doesn't hit/touch the printed part.

But probably someone can give you the long explanation

If you fell bored you can read this 51 pages of the first prototype @foehnsturm made to what it's today

https://ultimaker.com/en/community/10657-a-different-multi-extrusion-approach-um-tool-printhead-changer

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