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Changing material during print (from PLA to TPU, in an Ultimaker 3E)


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Posted · Changing material during print (from PLA to TPU, in an Ultimaker 3E)

Hi,

 

Is there a means to change filament type mid-way through a print? 

 

I want to print one part in PLA, and another in TPU. These require different temperature settings, it isn't as simple as inserting a new reel. The second print head of the Ultimaker 3E is occupied with PVA support filament. 

 

Thanks!

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    Posted (edited) · Changing material during print (from PLA to TPU, in an Ultimaker 3E)

    A modifier mesh in Cura can achieve this temperature change (on the printer you are limited to +/-25 degC). You can combine it with a PauseatHeight instance for an easy spool change. But you have to fool the printer about the type of material, i.e. it has to be selected manually, e.g. as Generic PLA.

    Edited by Dim3nsioneer
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