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Posted · Possible to turn off/remove extruder?

Ok, so this question might be a little bit basic to some of you, but i'm looking to buy a 3d printer - current first choice is TronXY X5S, because of it's movement precision and setup that allows for a stationary plane - however I don't need it for printing, just for the movement. Infact it would be detremental if I can't remove the Extruder without it giving me an error and shutting down.

Can someone confirm that it is possible?


Alternatively, I guess, I could I simply remove the "E" commands in G-Code files or set them all to "E0". Is that possible?


A simple yes or no would be much appreciated.


example code here: E controls the Extruder

G1 X74.587 Y71.487 E23.15117
G1 X74.053 Y72.112 E23.24881
G1 X73.414 Y72.793 E23.35972
G1 X72.741 Y73.441 E23.47062

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Posted · Possible to turn off/remove extruder?
19 hours ago, ULT said:

A simple yes or no would be much appreciated.


no way... because.. it depends... ?  (mainly on the firmware that you want to use with your mod...)


In case of Marlin firmware one can remove the feeder motor, fans and heaters - basically everything but the temperature sensor.

If all heaters are disconnected one can even safely replace the temperature sensor with an adequate resistor.


And if one is willing to modify the firmware the only limit are the mechanical properties of the device.


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