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Posted · Prime Tower Use?

What are the advantages to using a prime tower during a double extrusion print? Does it make the prints turn out better than when not using one? Just looking for feedback because I don't know much about the tower. Thanks.

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    Posted · Prime Tower Use?

    Basically the prime tower helps to reduce oozing and to prime the nozzle before printing the next layer. When printing dual colors it can help to get a sharper and cleaner separation between the two colors. In most cases it is not needed, but if you need a perfect surface in dual color mode, then give it a try. 

     

    When printing with support materials, it is not needed in my opinion.

     

    Here is some more info also about the settings:

    https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/49701-dual-extrusion

     

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