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Posted · Dual Extrusion - faster warmup from Standby?

Good day, I have the following question:

When printing with dual Extruders (DiY Anet A8 dual V6 hotend), the print regularily has to pause right before the Nozzle switch to wait for the inactive tool to warm up. While the print quality ist unaffected, it really increases total print time.

Is there a way to have the inactive tool begin the heatup earlier, so it will be ready when I need it? One possible solution that occured to me would be to increase the standby temperature, but since that may degrade the Filament I would rather avoid it.

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    Posted · Dual Extrusion - faster warmup from Standby?

    Cura has an entry for heat up and cool down times for each extruder. I am still messing with those and they seem to be inconsistent to my way of thinking about these parameters but they might work for you.

    In my way of thinking, the heat up parameters in degrees/sec is exactly what you want but I suspect that Cura's implementation of this is not complete or is not working correctly or I misunderstand it's intent.

    In my way of thinking Cura says 'I will need the next extruder soon and based on how fast it heats up, I need to do so at x time'. The idea being that the new extruder is at temperature when it is needed.

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