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Hi 

 

Just wondering is Ultimaker launching a new add-on for long prints where it loads a new spool automatically, say if you had a large print overnight or a weekend so there is less downtime. 

I see the Parusa now has a mutli material device that can load 5 different material/ spools. 

 

https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/upgrades/183-original-prusa-i3-mk25smk3s-multi-material-2s-upgrade-kit-mmu2s.html?search_query=multi+material&results=11

 

Can you do this with the second extruder, if the first runs out of material can the second extruder continue on. 

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    Maybe, in some cases, you can already achive this.

    In a one color one material print, you can select which extruder does what (like skin / infill and so on)

    Than place 2 identical rolls on the machine and you can double the possible printing time.

    I also use 3kg spools for some long term projects (Polymaker PLA max white and black available) Should be enough. (don't know the maximum print weight on th UM5)

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    Thats a good way of doing it with one material, had not thought of that, the only thing is if you are using thin walls and high infill or the other way around you would use only a little of one of the spools. Will Look into the larger spools. 

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    I have no experience with the Prusa MMU, but it should not work very reliable what I have heard.

     

    Personally I don't think there will come such an add-on from Ultimaker. For really big prints with the need of a lot of material, just use a bigger spool, which should be enough. 

     

    I print big objects on my S5 and rely on the filament sensor. Works great. I just had such a big print yesterday. The printer ran out of filament in the night and today in the morning I changed the spool and continued the print.

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    Hi Smithy

     

    Yes I have wondered about there reliability, We use the Ultimaker filament (750g spools), and we just have to change spools in the mornings. but we have prints that last over 3 days and would like to run them over the weekends also. 

     

    Is there a filament brand that does larger spools that anybody here would recommend?

     

    Does anybody here have any setup which uses larger spools on the S5?

    Have they had any issues/ pointers for setting this up? 

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    I can highly recommend ColorFabb filament and they offer spools up to 8kg, which should be enough I think 🙂 

    But depends on the material you use, I only checked the PLA, but I think they sell also the other materials in bigger spools.

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    And just choose and print on of those hundreds generic spool holder on Thingiverse and place the spool beside the printer or on the floor.

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    Cheers that's very helpful. 

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    You are welcome!

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker S5 Carousel

    I perosnally use colorfabb 2.2KG PLA spools, i can hang it on the spool holder just fine still (without the guide part mind you) and then my PVA is in a dry box (best place for it)

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