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Hi,

i've installed the second extruder and updated my firmare. both hotends heat up and both extruder motors are working.

also added these changes in cura, head offset calibration is working.

but now when i'm opening 2 stl files and merge them for dual (in normal view theyre shown correctly) cura is not using the 2nd extruder. in gcode view theres only the toolpath for the first, toolpath for the 2nd is completely missing...

 

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problem is kind of solved, seems to be a problem in cura 13.06.04 only. Dual extruded successfully with cura 12.12 and slic3r

 

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am i the only one unable to dual extrue in cura 13.06.04 ?

it's working ith slic3r but print quality is not even near to cura :/

 

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am i the only one unable to dual extrue in cura 13.06.04 ?

it's working ith slic3r but print quality is not even near to cura :/

 

It's working with me... I'm using a Ulticontroller, for one or another reason my 13.06.04 doesn.t work with the usb cable.

I have a lot of experimenting and adjusting to do, but it prints 2 colors :)

 

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this is what happens here :

Model:

model

slice:

slice

 

 

i know "support dual extrusion" is checked in this image but the result is the same unchecked

 

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Hard to tell from the pictures, you have to be sure that the 2 different stl, one for each color, have the same origin.

I would think something is wrong with the model perhaps?

Have you made the model yourself or downloaded it?

If I had to draw something like this.

I use autodesk 123D, but should work the same in most programs.

Draw one box, split it a few times. Don't move physically anything.

make 2 new empty parts and move, in your structure browser, the boxes by color.

Save the parts by color in 2 seperate stl files.

Open them together in cura and merge with the right mouse button.

That's how it should work . :???:

 

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I'm printing it now, and it works, see if I can upload my gcode somewhere, perhaps that might help you to figure it out,

I've put the code on my own webspace somewhere, pain in the a** to upload something here.

http://3dcase.eu/cube4.gcode

perhaps it helps..

 

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found it ! In the extruder 2 offset settings cura doenst accept negative values!

but this leads to the problem my 2nd extruder is left of the 1st in x direction :/

 

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Nice! at least you van start printing :).

Glad mine is +0.3

I'm figuring out for myself how to make the printhead more sturdy, it's a little bit "wackelig" now.

It can hit the the 2 rear platform levelling screws, or something curled up from the lower layer and then you can start all over again.

 

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SOLVED!

I've set the 2nd extruder offset to zero in cura settings an added the offsets manually to the start2 gcode

its just 2 lines :

M218 T0 X0 Y0 ;sets head offset

M218 T1 X-21.6 Y0 ;sets head offset

 

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