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Posted (edited) · THE ARCHITECTURE OF 3D PRINTING - 08 OPTIMIZE BUILD VOLUME

I am Stefania Dinea, an architect who mixes 3D printing, VR, parametric design and blogging daily and I will share some of my 3D printing tips & tricks with you. This series is my overview about the process and my work-around. Please feel free to comment and add. 

 

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08 OPTIMIZE BUILD VOLUME (Trick for UM3 and UM S5)

 

If you happen to need some extra mm, this build plate is constrained due to the dual extrussion, if you want to switch to single extrusion Cura can help you with that as well.

 

Settings > printer > manage printers

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Select your printer > Machine settings

 

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Change the Number of extruders to 1 (just don't forget to change it back after)

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Now you will see that you will have more space available on the build plate.

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Posted · THE ARCHITECTURE OF 3D PRINTING - 08 OPTIMIZE BUILD VOLUME

Good tip! Would it be an idea to change the title of this tip into something like 'Optimize buildvolume' ? I can imagine someone who would need these tips would look for something like that. (the problem, not the solution). Just a thought ?

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Or just right click on the extruder in the main Cura window for quicker access and it remains greyed out to remind you it is disabled

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