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Is there a way to bypass the material station when running materials that have not been optimized for it?  

Also, It would be very nice to be able to run head 2 on bypass, but still have head 1 fed from the material station.

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    Posted · Material Station Bypass Option?

    Hi @bvsengineering, do you mean like mounting the material on the back of the Ultimaker S5? That is possible if you install the regular spoolholder. It would require you to disconnect the Material Station though, which might be a hassle. 

     

    As a workaround, you could also select a generic material of a material that matches or is very similar to the material you are trying to use. Because this is not exactly the same, results may vary and I would recommend to monitor the start of the print and occasionally check in on your print the first time, to ensure all goes well. 

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    Posted · Material Station Bypass Option?
    On 8/19/2020 at 9:48 AM, SandervG said:

    Hi @bvsengineering, do you mean like mounting the material on the back of the Ultimaker S5? That is possible if you install the regular spoolholder. It would require you to disconnect the Material Station though, which might be a hassle. 

     

    As a workaround, you could also select a generic material of a material that matches or is very similar to the material you are trying to use. Because this is not exactly the same, results may vary and I would recommend to monitor the start of the print and occasionally check in on your print the first time, to ensure all goes well. 

    I can try disconnecting the material station; I couldn't find any instructions on switching between using the material station and the manual spool holder.  I didn't realize it was just a matter of unplugging it, as you state.  

     

    It would be nice to be able to select whether material for each station is fed from the material station or the regular spool holder.  Any chance that will be added in a future firmware update?

     

    As for the generic material workaround; I'm trying to setup IGUS iglidur I180 Tribofilament.  Their formulation is proprietary, so it isn't very clear what generic material I should start with.

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    Posted · Material Station Bypass Option?
    1 hour ago, bvsengineering said:

    As for the generic material workaround; I'm trying to setup IGUS iglidur I180 Tribofilament.  Their formulation is proprietary, so it isn't very clear what generic material I should start with.

     

    I would try generic nylon. This is 10°C below the temperature profile of iglidur. The deprime of MS can still function because iglidur can also be printed with 10° less.

    A copy of generic nylon would have to be adjusted with too iglidur settings.


    The material station switchover was also my wish. (Born out of necessity etc.)  Although I do not believe that it will ever be implemented. In the meantime I would prefer to have a documentation about how I teach my own filaments to the material station. I'm sure there is a JSON/XML file somewhere in Cura or/and on the printer. 

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