Totoleheros
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Dual extrusion different infill percentage

Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:11 am

I need to do a dual extrusion printing but with two distinct infill percentages (100% on the primary and 30% on the secondary extruder). How can I achieve this? It seems that the Dual Ext Group use the same profile with no way to set the infill percentage for each extruder. Am I missing something there?

S3D-Chris
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Re: Dual extrusion different infill percentage

Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:06 am

You can set a different infill percentage for each extruder! After using the dual extrusion wizard simply ungroup the process and set the infill percentage to what you want in each process.

sage2050
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Re: Dual extrusion different infill percentage

Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:19 pm

Just to piggyback on this, is there any way to use the dual extrusion wizard on a single model?

S3D-Jake
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Re: Dual extrusion different infill percentage

Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:11 pm

sage2050 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Just to piggyback on this, is there any way to use the dual extrusion wizard on a single model?
Not currently. You can certainly still setup prints for dual extrusion on a single model. You only need goto the appropriate tab in process settings and change the extruder assigned to the feature you're trying to alter the extruder for. Also, it's a good idea to first have changed the auto configure extruders option to select all extruders for printing. This way your extruders will both begin heating at the start of your print.
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Totoleheros
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Re: Dual extrusion different infill percentage

Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:19 am

S3D-Chris wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:06 am
You can set a different infill percentage for each extruder! After using the dual extrusion wizard simply ungroup the process and set the infill percentage to what you want in each process.
Got it, thank you very much!

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Daniel-J
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Re: Dual extrusion different infill percentage

Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:31 am

Convenient ability to control the operation of each extruder.

clintondiya
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Re: Dual extrusion different infill percentage

Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:06 am

S3D allows you to use multiple processes for different print settings but I think it only works in vertical layers. In your example if you were to rotate that model

So, the blue part was on the print bed you could define a process to print 20% infill to a predetermined height then switch to 100% around the hole then back to 20% to top off the cube.

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