Jump to content
UltiMaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Is there a Plugin or Setting for stopping 2. extruder at a layer?


csdragon
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Is there a Plugin or Setting for stopping 2. extruder at a layer?

Hello!

As you all know its a fact that PVA is very expensive and when you print it too long it going to jam the nozzles.

The next thing is that the printing with a second extruder lasts much longer than with a single one. Most of the time I only need the support material at maximum 10% of the layers... So it would be nice if either:

- Cura realizes when the second extruder is not longer needed for support material and then stops printing with it (reduces the temperature and does not longer print the primetower etc. anymore)

OR

- if there would be a little plugin where I can set up the layer where the second extruder should stop to print, reduce the temperature etc.

Is there anything like that included, planned or does anybody know how to programm a plugin that could do this?

Thanks in advance!

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Is there a Plugin or Setting for stopping 2. extruder at a layer?

    With TweakAtZ you can change the nozzle temperatures at a layer height would that do the trick? Or would it also need to retract before changing the temperature?

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Is there a Plugin or Setting for stopping 2. extruder at a layer?

    Cura does the swap retraction itself (although I recommend to use the firmware retraction and volumetric flavor). The problem is that Cura (please tell me if I missed a change in code!) swaps the extruder every layer even if only one exdruder is needed on that layer; at least if you use the wipe&prime tower. Exchanging the extruder in the gcode is something TweakAtZ cannot do.

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Is there a Plugin or Setting for stopping 2. extruder at a layer?

    Additional I had some other prolmes at TweakAtZ in combination with two extruders...

    Unfortunately here it is not the plugin I'm searching for...

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Is there a Plugin or Setting for stopping 2. extruder at a layer?

    Additional I had some other prolmes at TweakAtZ in combination with two extruders...

    Unfortunately here it is not the plugin I'm searching for...

     

    Can you please report those problems in on Github please?

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • Here it is. The new UltiMaker S7
        The UltiMaker S7 is built on the success of the UltiMaker S5 and its design decisions were heavily based on feedback from customers.
         
         
        So what’s new?
        The obvious change is the S7’s height. It now includes an integrated Air Manager. This filters the exhaust air of every print and also improves build temperature stability. To further enclose the build chamber the S7 only has one magnetically latched door.
         
        The build stack has also been completely redesigned. A PEI-coated flexible steel build plate makes a big difference to productivity. Not only do you not need tools to pop a printed part off. But we also don’t recommend using or adhesion structures for UltiMaker materials (except PC, because...it’s PC). Along with that, 4 pins and 25 magnets make it easy to replace the flex plate perfectly – even with one hand.
         
        The re-engineered print head has an inductive sensor which reduces noise when probing the build plate. This effectively makes it much harder to not achieve a perfect first layer, improving overall print success. We also reversed the front fan direction (fewer plastic hairs, less maintenance), made the print core door magnets stronger, and add a sensor that helps avoid flooding.
         

         
        The UltiMaker S7 also includes quality of life improvements:
        Reliable bed tilt compensation (no more thumbscrews) 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi A 1080p camera (mounted higher for a better view) Compatibility with 280+ Marketplace materials Compatibility with S5 project files (no reslicing needed) And a whole lot more  
        Curious to see the S7 in action?
        We’re hosting a free tech demo on February 7.
        It will be live and you can ask any questions to our CTO, Miguel Calvo.
        Register here for the Webinar
          • Like
        • 13 replies
      • UltiMaker Cura 5.3.0-Alpha 🎄 Tree Support Spotlight 🎄
        Are you a fan of tree support, but dislike the removal process and the amount of filament it uses? Then we would like to invite you to try this special release of UltiMaker Cura. Brought to you by our special community contributor @thomasrahm
         
        We generated a special version of Cura 5.2 called 5.3.0 Alpha + Xmas. The only changes we introduced compared to UltiMaker Cura 5.2.1 are those which are needed for the new supports. So keep in mind, this is not a sneak peek for Cura 5.3 (there are some really cool new features coming up) but a spotlight release highlighting this new version of tree supports.  
          • Like
        • 17 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 14 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...