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Posted · Cura keeps printing to wrong extruder

Hello,

 

 I'm having an issue where my printer (BIBO2) keeps using extruder 1, even though I specify extruder 2 within Cura. I'm attaching screenshots to show where I set this. Am I missing anything?

 Could it be that the printer won't use extruder 2 only if extruder 1 is being used? I'm basically just trying to test extruder 2 by itself here.

 

 

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    Posted (edited) · Cura keeps printing to wrong extruder

    @rw3iss

    In my own experience I noticed that sometimes Cura will allow the skirt to be printed in material 1 before switching to material 2 to print the object. I suggest switching the model to layer view and checking to see what layers are actually being printed from extruder 1 and extruder 2.

     

    In my case I always stopped the printer when I saw the skirt/brim being printed in the non-desired material thus it took a few hours to realize what was happening.

     

    In Addition, it is possible to right click the Extruder 1 in the right side toolbar and disable it, same goes for extruder 2.

     

    Hope this helps!  

     

    Current Release: Cura 3.3.1

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    Posted · Cura keeps printing to wrong extruder

    Cool, thanks Preston. Well, kinda moot anymore cause that printer decided to stop working and I sent it back. Been waiting about two months for the Prusa MK3 to arrive, still on backorder :p. Cheers.

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    Posted · Cura keeps printing to wrong extruder

    I have the same problem. The preview shows correct extruder selection but the printer uses the wrong one. Even overriding infill/bottom/.. extruder settings did not help.

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    Posted · Cura keeps printing to wrong extruder
    44 minutes ago, Ruppi said:

    I have the same problem. The preview shows correct extruder selection but the printer uses the wrong one. Even overriding infill/bottom/.. extruder settings did not help.

    I was wondering since I printed same objects without problems. So I just removed other objects from bed and print only one. It worked. Seem to be a small bug in Cura.

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