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My opinion here: Dual (or multi-color) printing, while being hyped, is not the future of fused filament fabrication. There are other methods which are better in that. But multi-material printing (soft and rigid, persistent and soluble, ...) will be interesting. However, it's even more complicated. There might be things required like greatly differing temperatures, different nozzle sizes, deviating slicer settings ...

For my impression, Ultimaker shares this view.

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this trick works better when the background (white in this case) is printed with the letters subtracted from background and then print using "z hop with retraction", otherwise the letters can be smuged at the edges

I liked the quality better when I didn't subtract it from the background and just made the first layer of the white part thicker than the red part.

These were 2 different parts printed on top of each other.

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    Just like remote printing, I also think dual colour printing is a waste of time at the moment as far as im concerned, and if you are savy with your 3d apps and illustrator then for simpler designs like lettering you can just make holes to slot the other colours in, ive done it many times, its not that difficult, just takes a few trial and errors.

    An improvement in surface quality and a soultion to overhangs and poor  support material distribution are far more important than dual extrusion.

    I already figured out a way of getting cura to only put its support material where i want it and thats saved me a lot of pointless cleanup on overhangs that didnt need support and would just waste time and filament.

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    Posted (edited) · Company update

    I already figured out a way of getting cura to only put its support material where i want it and thats saved me a lot of pointless cleanup on overhangs that didnt need support and would just waste time and filament.

     

    have you done this with the current possibilities in cura 15.10?

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