mushoo
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[ADDED] Dual Extruder Skirting

Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:47 pm

Would be great to be able to set this up - I use the skirt at the start to make sure that ooze is cleared (often it means the first few extrude moves are 'empty') but I can only define the skirt for the primary extruder. If I could do primary at 5mm offset, and the secondary extruder at 8-10mm offset, that would be awesome.

It'd also be useful as a 'wipe' on every layer - skirt and model in one pass, then secondary skirt and supports in the next pass, per layer.

JD95
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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:23 pm

I would like this too.

I'd also like a "wipe and prime" tower option. I'd like to see a hollow cylinder so it sticks better than a more compact solid square footprint another slicer uses for a tower.

Umpa
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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:22 am

I think the dual print should be more like markerware. Dual printing in S3D sucks.

aschwehr
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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:12 pm

+1 on more second extruder control. It would be nice to be able to wipe the nozzle.

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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:22 pm

+1 : using our 2x, we really need two skirts, one for each nozzle, to help wipe them at each layer: This would help buildup from cooking in the nozzle, and workslike a nice wipe wall.
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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:58 pm

If S3D could get dual extrusion printing right (and implemented spurs) I would never have reason to go back to MakerWare.

BluePlexus
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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:39 pm

+1 on this feature. Having the skirts for both extruders would greatly help the dual color prints. Right now I try to print a calibration print with both to get them started and then have to quickly start the new one. Also feed/push both extruders instead of the primary one before printing so they are both ready.

LooserX
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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:42 am

+1 on this feature

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JFettig
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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:00 pm

I just assumed dual extrusion was already set up if they were advertising functionality I have a CHIMERA on the way and I'm printing a mount for my second cold end... definitely need proper dual extrusion so I can run HIPS supports!

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Re: Dual Extruder Skirting

Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:08 pm

+1 on this feature.

Currently as a workaround I put another small sacrificial object to be printed before the real object. This way the small object gets the ooze wiped on it when it switches extruders rather than on the real object I want.
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