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kevin-osborn

Switching filament during pause?

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Checkout this thread:

http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/3993-imprimer-avec-plusieurs-filaments-mais-un-seul-extrudeur/

It's in french but with the help of google translator you might understand most of it (i guess).

It links to this where it's explained:

http://www.digitalspirit.org/blog/index.php/post/2013/12/09/Impressions-multi-mat%C3%A9riaux-avec-un-seul-extrudeur

 

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That depends; for real ease you need

  • to move the bed out of the way so you can prime the new filament
  • need the firmware to relocate the bed precisely to where it was when you hit the continue (or whatever it is) button to restart

If you have that then its easy. I keep the extruder and bed temps running - actually I do not think the Pause switches them off anyway but I do not know what the new Ultimaker firmware does.

 

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