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How do I switch to a different print head at a defined layer?


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Posted · How do I switch to a different print head at a defined layer?
On 12/23/2021 at 1:05 PM, ianburton said:

How do I switch to a different print head at a defined layer whilst printing? Thanks

 

Hi @ianburton,

 

i'm not sure - is this a question about e-learning (you asked in this category) or about Cura, or about a specific printer?

 

In case of "Ultimaker Cura" - it's only possible with a modifier mesh (AFAIK) - here's an article that describes the according adjustment tools:

 

https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013370140-How-to-adjust-print-settings-of-a-part-of-my-model-in-Ultimaker-Cura

 

Cutting-mesh-layer-view.png

 

Hope that helps!

 

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    Posted · How do I switch to a different print head at a defined layer?

    I have my reservations about you being able to do this and still continue to print.  Eventhough in theory you should be able to pause the print, raise the print head, and change it I'm more concerned with the pressures that you would be exerting on the hotend wouldn't move it, regardless if the stepper motors remain engaged.

    I would like to know more of why you would want to change your nozzle during a print. Are you trying to reduce print time by using a larger one for the base and a smaller one for finer detail or what?  I'm curious.

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