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Switching filament during pause?


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Posted · Switching filament during pause?

I love the pause function in the new firmware, but is it possible to change the filament during the pause? I know multicolor prints are kind of a party trick, but it would also be nice to be able to change filament when you are close to running out.

 

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    Posted · Switching filament during pause?

    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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    Posted · Switching filament during pause?

    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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