Can you change filament while printing?

Can you change filament while printing?

A mid-print filament switch is exactly what it sounds like, yielding prints with a color or material change at a specific layer. The manual method involves pausing the print yourself and removing the filament by hand, while the G-code assisted technique makes this process more automatic through your slicer.

How do I stop my 3D printer from printing holes?

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  1. Adjusting Number of Top Layers.
  2. Increase Infill Density.
  3. Under-Extrusion and Extruder Skipping.
  4. Adjust Printing Speed to be Faster or Slower.
  5. Check Filament Quality and Diameter.
  6. Correct Mechanical Issues with the 3D printer.
  7. Fix or Replace Clogged/Worn Out Nozzle.
  8. Put Your 3D Printer on Steady Surface.

Why do my 3D prints keep lifting?

Warping occurs due to material shrinkage while 3D printing, which causes the corners of the print to lift and detach from the build plate. When plastics are printed, they firstly expand slightly but contract as they cool down. If material contracts too much, this causes the print to bend up from the build plate.

How is the nozzle on a 3D printer supposed to be?

This really depends on your nozzle diameter and layer height but generally, your printer’s nozzle should be around 0.2mm away from your print bed, while your bed leveling screws are fairly tightened. The most common method to determine the distance between the nozzle and the bed is using a piece of paper or thin card between the nozzle.

Why is my nozzle dragging across all of my prints?

I’m finding that my nozzle is dragging across the top surface of every full layer, and leaving drag marks along the finished surfaces. Finished surfaces are also too rough. Is this an extrusion issue or Lift-Z issue?

Why does my printer nozzle rub on previous layers?

I’m having a frustrating problem with my recent built custom 3D printer so every single print I made, from the third layer, the nozzle is “rubbing” on the already placed filament.

How can I calibrate my nozzle for over extrusion?

You think there may be some over-extrusion, then it would be best to calibrate the feed. Insert a light-coloured filament and measure 110mm from the top of the extruder and mark the filament. Extrude 100mm (using Pronterface etc), then measure from the top of the extruder to the mark.