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Posted · Change to print from Nozzle 2 mid print

Hi I work for an aircraft manufacturing company and we create tools and jigs using the Ultimaker printers. Some of the setting tools are reversible which means they can be used on port (left hand ) wings on one side, flip it over they will set for Starboard (right hand) wings. In the industry port tooling it colored red and starboard tooling in green to limit the chance of using the wrong tool


Currently I am printing these with a pause in, at a set layer height so the material can be changed to the other color, currently the print runs over night and waits for my next shift to resume the print with the second color.  I was wondering, can I set a layer height at which the printer will start to use the second nozzle as the other color rather than support material, we have a AA Nozzle fitted for use with breakaway so that is not an issue. 


Many thanks


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    Posted (edited) · Change to print from Nozzle 2 mid print

    What we do is separate TWO different stl files and simply put on on top of the other. Then set one stl to use nozzle number 1 then the other to use nozzle 2.


    A bit tricky aligning, but as long as you use the co-ordinates within Cura ( x and y the same for each model and z would set above the first layer - "Part Thickness" )


    Hope this helps......👍

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