totalitarian
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Can't get multiple extruders to work successfully

Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:52 am

I have a flash forge creator pro with white PLA in the left extruder and black ABS in the right.

I'm trying to print a traffic cone using the dual extrusion wizard but both times, part of the ooze shield / print fails and the pla nozzle gets jammed.

I can print the cone using a single extruder just fine.

Here are some time lapses to show you what is happening.

https://goo.gl/photos/X8993fJwHbxffyrF9

Any ideas?

wirlybird
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Re: Can't get multiple extruders to work successfully

Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 am

Never tried it but the dissimilar materials is likely the issue. Try with the same material type in both extruders to see how it goes.

totalitarian
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Re: Can't get multiple extruders to work successfully

Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:42 pm

wirlybird wrote:Never tried it but the dissimilar materials is likely the issue. Try with the same material type in both extruders to see how it goes.
I thought one benifit of dual extruding what to be able to mix materials such as PVA for supports etc?

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kabali16
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Re: Can't get multiple extruders to work successfully

Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:10 pm

I believe this is due to the material configuration you are picking (difference in temp and cooling). If you are experimenting a lot, you should start learning about the software and how it works.
Try setting up a dual extrusion print manually -> viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6531&p=28435#p28435
this will give you a bit more flexibility.
I have tried PLA+ABS once (not on this printer though) for fun and it worked well.
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