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Posted · Simultaneous use of the 2 print cores

Dear All,

I like to print small parts. To speed up the process I do have the following question,

Is there any possibility to use both cores Simultaneously because there is no overlap of the items.

So X and Y can be used the same nozzle.

Meaby there is a need to take the Core changer out of the head?

Or is there a other option in Cura to speed it up.


Best Regards Tommy.


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    Posted · Simultaneous use of the 2 print cores

    The two cores won't mechanically ever be at the same height.  And if you were to do this the heads would have to be within about 0.05mm at the same height.  Not 0.5mm, not 0.1mm but 0.05mm would be about the maximum you could print with different heights.


    The piece of metal in the base of the print head is different for the left and right core.  There is just no way to adjust one core vertically (to that kind of precision) without affecting the other core.  There just isn't a way the hardware can do this even with some simple modifications.


    And then you would have a software problem as for the S5 you have the T0 command (tool zero) and T1 command (switch to tool 1).  When you issue those it swaps "tools" (cores).  There is no way to tell both extruders to move at the same time without modifying the firmware.  After a T0 command, moving the extruder only moves the left extruder.  After a T1 command, using gcodes to move the extruder only moves the right extruder.


    Instead, to speed things up, consider getting some smaller, cheaper printers to supplement your S5.  Smaller printers tend to print with more precision.  I have 3 um2go printers that cost much less than half the cost of a single S5 (although I modified them to have the olsson block and the heated bed).

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