Questions tagged [multi-material]

Questions about 3D printing with multiple materials.

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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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Anet A8 Installing second extruder without changing board

I am wondering if it is possible and safe to add a second extruder to my Anet A8 without changing the main board. I was thinking splitting my Z motor wires to free up the Z2 axis motor connector on ...
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Cura projecting floating print onto build plate during slicing

I'm trying to do a multifilament print on my single extruder machine. So I separated out the models based on filament, and imported the parts into Cura. I ensured that "Automatically drop models to ...
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Are there multi-filament hardened nozzles or equivalent systems?

I discovered "diamond" nozzles (name of the design, not the use of diamond material), which have multiple filament inputs (designs for 3 or 5) and a single output nozzle, see figure. They look like a ...
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Conductive materials quality

I was considering the possibility to 3D print some capacitors with various forms and shapes in order to test them. I need to be able to print both the non-conductive and the conductive materials at ...
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Diamond hotend with single extruder motor

Today I started to google the idea of multimaterial printing. I checked out prusa multimaterial upgrade and while it looks nice, it is expensive and will not probably work with my non-prusa printer. ...
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Filament change (M600) causes color mixing despite excessive purge

I have an Anet A6, where I uploaded Marlin 1.1.9, because the manual filament change on the stock firmware was really bad (90 % of the times it clogged the hotend). I've tweaked it a bit, and I'd ...
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How do PLA, PETG, TPU, ABS and/or nylon work together in a single print?

I have a dual-extruder printer with a separate heating element for each head, thus able to combine materials in a single print job even if they don't share a single temperature range. Now the ...
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Through what methods and mechanisms can a multi-material FDM printer operate?

I now own the Prusa3D MMU2. The benefits, costs, and experience others have had is well documented. I am interested in rebuilding my large, home-designed delta machine to be multi-material, and don'...
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Use Gcode Extrusion Speed in Calculations

I have a Rostock Max V2, and I've added a second extruder going into a y-splitter into a single nozzle on my printer. I have both extruders working correctly, but I'm having trouble tuning the ...
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Adding more extruders to GT2560

What possibilities are there to add a third and fourth extruder to GT2560 rev A? The board by default contains connections for two sets of extruder drivers and steppers and has no obvious way to ...
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My first attempt at pausing a print and changing filaments resumed from the wrong position — how do I troubleshoot?

I'm attemping my first print where I pause the print, change the filament, and resume to achieve a two-color print. My first attempt failed when the printer resumed printing over a centimeter away ...
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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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Which 3D design softwares make multi-material amf or other design files that slic3r will slice?

I'm looking for suggestions for 3D design software which support designing multi-material parts. I will be printing on a multi-extruder machine based on RepRap firmware. The printer will handle the ...
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Has anyone encountered this type of strange print patterns?

I am noticing strange print patterns ever since I upgraded to the Prusa multi material print head. The patterns are consistent printing upwards but inconsistent amongst each face. I am using ...
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Is Repetier host able to do multi-material printing?

Can Repetier host run a multi-material printer such as the Prusa i3 MK2S?
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How to print a two color part with only one extruder

I'm planning my first project. I want to print an iPhone case with a flush letter on the back, but I want the letter in a different color (single extruder printer). The thing is the two colors will be ...
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Is the Prometheus system compatible with Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus?

I'm trying to figure out whether the Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus can easily be extended to print with two separate filaments using the Prometheus System by DisTech Automation using a single hotend (NOT ...
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Printing multiple materials with different properties on the same device

I have searched the internet and found various 3D printers with different advantages and materials which they can print - some even multi color. However, I cannot seem to find a printer that can ...