Questions tagged [dual-nozzle]

Questions about FDM/FFF printing with two extrusion assemblies.

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How to configure Marlin to enable auto-fans with dual extruder

I have successfully assembled my custom-built 3D printer and configured Marlin for two extruders and one heated bed. Here is a picture of the printer. My heated bed runs on a linear axis with ball ...
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Mixing nozzle vs dual nozzle vs IDEX vs tool changer for pva and pla

I am planning to build a 3D printer with dual extrusion. I want to use PVA with one of the extruders and the main material with the other one so color printing isn't important for me and I just want ...
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Is there such thing as a sealed dual extruder hot end?

Does anyone know of a hot end that is sealed? What I meaning is that the hot end has a rubber seal where the filament enters to keep the top airtight (in order to eliminate oozing). I am looking to ...
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ASA and BVOH adhesion

I am printing a mechanical part for my printer. It's a new mount for my extruders and I have been attempting to use BVOH as a support filament so that when my print is done it will cut down on the ...
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Is a dual extruder a reasonable choice for all-purpose printing

I'm new to 3D printing and I recently got a LulzBot Taz 6 printer. I'm interested in doing dual extrusion printing (especially with dissolvable supports), but I'm also interested in doing single ...
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Levelling heads for dual extruder

I upgraded to a dual Mk9 extruder, and quickly discovered how critical it is to get the ends of both nozzles exactly level with each other -- that is, equally distant from the build plate at all times....
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Two 12 V heater elements in series in a dual hotend

I have ordered a dual hotend Chimera and it came with 2x 12 V heater elements (in my rush I forgot to order the one with 2x 24V). Is it possible to run these 12 V heater elements in series? ...
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Too long time to wait for M109 to stabilize when changing extruders

I would like to kindly ask for some advice. I've got 2 extruders and 2 nozzles, they are working fine. I'm printing from Ultimaker Cura 4.1 generated files. I have problems with temperature ...
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Dual extruder clogging problem

I have attached a dual extruder (2 in 2 out) to my 3D printer. There is a repeating problem of clogging while printing. I have fixed Chimera hotend. A big fan, which covers area more than the ...
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Multi-color printing with desktop 3D printer?

My MakerBot printer supports only two filaments at the same time. What are techniques to print objects with more than two colors for one object?
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Does HydroFill support material work with ABS?

I just heard about this support material that claims to be both water soluble and compatible with ABS. Is this claim true? From what I have heard it definitely dissolves, but I am skeptical of its ...
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Using two feeders at the same time

I am using Prusa i3 MK2s with the first version of the multi-material add-on. As far as I understand, the slicer defined the used feeding motor using the T0-...
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No Z hop in Dual extruder, print getting disturbed at retraction point

I'm using a Lulzbot KITTAZ with V2 Dual extruder(0.5mm). When I'm printing anything, the front left side of the print is getting disturbed because whenever the tool head switches the action between ...
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Positioning Extruders after Tool change : Marlin 1.1.6

I'm currently working on a project which uses two extruders. One for making an impression in a powder and other one to dispose a liquid in to the impression made by the first extruder. I'm currently ...
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ooze shield vs priming tower, do you need both?

I've been experimenting with two color prints. In my first test, I enabled a priming tower and the print came out OK, but there was definitely some oozing from the non-active head and left a lot of ...
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Dual extruder unused nozzle is breaking prints

So I got my first 3d printer, with 2 nozzles. I thought why not, I may want to print 2 colours, dissolvable supports etc in future. But for now, only using one. I've had good success on small items ...
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Dual extruder setup in Marlin

I have a Tevo Tarantula with a MKS Base 1.5 board and dual extruders. I am running Marlin RC8 Tevo Community build for the dual extruder, large bed and SN04 sensor. All temperature sensors work ...
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What g-code commands tell the printer to change nozzle on a dual extruder printer?

I have been playing around with creating scripts to generate some custom g-code for a malyan M180 and I am having trouble understand what commands to use to switch nozzles. Sometimes I can get the ...
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How to choose printer with dual extruder?

I use Prusa i3 with one extruder for some years and I would like to print from one material in two colors or from different materials for one model. Therefore I'm lookig for new printer with dual ...
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Looking for a material so I can make ABS parts with rubber grips and feet

Looking for something that offers a lot of friction in contact with human skin or when sitting on the surface of a table. I was curious if any of the rubber/soft materials would be compatible with ...
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Prusa i3 Dual Extruder Setup Issues

I have a Folgertech Prusa i3, on a Ramps 1.4 with Marlin and I use Repetier-Host to control it. I am attempting to convert it to a dual extruder Bowden setup, and I can't seem to get the second ...
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Is it necessary to have both hot ends on a dual extruder printer at the same height?

I'm thinking of another extruder on my printer, and I'm curious about this one.... Is it necessary to have both hot ends on same height? Why yes / why not? (if there is not)