printhatter
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:58 pm

alternate between extruders for each layer

Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:50 pm

Searched the forums and support, do not see if this feature already exists.

I have a dual extruder (Powerspec Pro/Flashforge clone). My request - can the slicer alternate between each extruder for each layer

e.g
I have purple PETG filament loaded in left extruder
and glow in the dark filament in the right extruder
can i use just the slicer to achieve a mixed filament print with glow in the dark purple petg?

I know this will only work if the filaments have similar temperature requirements.

thanks in advance

wirlybird
Posts: 1015
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:32 pm

Re: alternate between extruders for each layer

Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:41 am

Yes, just use the dual extrusion wizard. You will need to make the model up into two parts also though.

Give a read on S3D dual extrusion. I think you'll be able to get what you want but I think it will be a very long print when doing alternating layers.

printhatter
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:58 pm

Re: alternate between extruders for each layer

Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 am

Thanks for the reply. I have used the dual extrusion wizard for objects that were created with separate models.

What i was looking for was a way to use the slicer to convert a single model object into a mixed filament result. Editing the object into two models is possible but then it is hard to figure out the layers. The slicer might be a easier way to do it

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