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Posted · Printing multi color with same hotend on same layer height

Dear all,


I need to create a flat badge where I want to create the "key symbol" in one color and the surrounding area in another, on the same layer height.

I know that it is quite easy with cura to stop printing at a certain layer height to swap filament, but this is not possible here.

Does anyone know how to achieve this?

I think you'll need to print the main symbol first in one colour, than swap the filament and then let it "embeed" the outerframe around the previous printed.

The key smbol should not be that high, only some layers thick, so that it should not really collide with the nozzle or pose any particular problems on that side.


Thank you very much for your help 😉

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    Posted · Printing multi color with same hotend on same layer height

    Quite some time ago this has been discussed on this forum, with lots of photos. But I don't know the topic name. Maybe you can find it back?


    They did this by first printing one layer ("the symbol"), in a thin layer height (e.g. 0.1mm). And then, using a thicker layer height (e.g. 0.3mm), they printed the next part over the first, without removing that model from the build plate. But I don't remember the details.


    Some people got really nice results.


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