And here I am, almost completely convinced by the material station.
In fact, I plan to equip more S5 printers with the material station in the future.
when printing small parts in different versions one after the other, the lining up of print jobs works very well for me. of course there is a small delay due to the cooling of the print heads and the clean extraction of the material, but the new job then starts to heat up and print directly without having to feed filament through the nozzle again.
When printing several versions of an object, I usually print several versions at the same time to avoid further delays and to have several versions to test.
The only use I have for my material station is holding a very limited selection of spools that actually physically fit in it. My regular spools sit outside it and feed in but like you when it retracts it's just spaghetti-city outside the machine, it's borderline totally useless to be fair. The delays it causes in the prints is simply unacceptable, it's been a real waste of money. Looked great in the adverts though, but it was an expensive mistake...
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