Jump to content
UltiMaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Manual filament extrusion


Recommended Posts

Posted · Manual filament extrusion


I'm a newbie. Just starting with Cura 4.7.1. 

Is there any way to manually extrude a section of filament to make sure it is not stuck/clogged and has good flow before starting a print. I have searched the archives as well as looked within the program but find nothing. My machine has no such option (inventone/makerone).


Thanks for your kind help and excuse my ignorance on the matter.




  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Manual filament extrusion

    It's very helpful if you mention the printer brand.

    On the Ender I just release the pressure foot on the extruder and give the filament a nice firm push.  25mm usually is enough to guarantee a color change (except for white of course).  There are also motion controls on the LCD and the extruder is one of them.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 14 replies
    • Create New...