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Posted · Alternating filament colors

Has anyone tested extruding pieces of filament of different color ? 

Any suggestion for a better way to do this ?

 

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Posted · Alternating filament colors

I did this some years ago for fun, it works yes, but you have to remember that retractions won't work

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Posted · Alternating filament colors

If you want to do this in a "better" way you would have to splice the parts of filament together or use a Palette (I think it's only for 1.75mm filament). Maybe the material station could do the job too.

Until now I didn't manage to find an easy and low cost way to do that...

 

Or alternatively you print it in dual print, but this means that you have to prepare a STL file for dual extrusion, and you will only have 2 colors.

An other alternative is to find a multicolor filament spool for example:

https://www.dasfilament.de/filament-spulen/pla-2-85-mm/103/pla-filament-2-85mm-thermo-rot?c=12

 

 

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Posted · Alternating filament colors

Thank you for the replies. I will try this to get every layer in different color. So i am calculating the length. 

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