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Posted · changing materials in the middle of a print

Let's say, I start a print on a UM S5 with Tough PLA, and I run out of filament at half of the print. Can I go through the filament change procedure, but load something else than Tough PLA? The printer asks me what material I am loading, so in principle I presume that I could do that. But when Cura had sliced and sent off the g-code, it assumed that everything would be printed with Tough PLA. Is that going to be an issue?

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Posted · changing materials in the middle of a print

nobody really? I tried it now, ToughPLA->PLA. The printer objected with a warning, which I overruled. Let's hope that I will not screw up the whole thing...

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Posted · changing materials in the middle of a print

In theory it shouldn't matter, you would just have to change the temps and whatever else but it's a common way to get dual color prints without dual extrusion, you pause the print, change the filament and resume.

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Posted · changing materials in the middle of a print

Thanks. So, the UMS5 printer will not automatically adjust the temperature, even if instructed that the replacement spool has a different material?

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Posted · changing materials in the middle of a print

I don't know, I don't use an Ultimaker printer, but if you can select different mateials as an option mid flight, I could imagine it would.

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