What is the benefit to having 2 extruders?

What is the benefit to having 2 extruders?

A dual extruder printer is faster because it eliminates the lengthy process of swapping out one filament for another. Changing filaments, whether for a different colour or material, can be a labour-intensive process when done in the middle of a job.

Can a 3D printer do multiple colors?

Multi-colored prints can be achieved with a single extruder by assigning multiple tasks within your slicing software. The resulting G-Code will instruct your printer to begin with a single color filament and then pause at a certain layer height. At that point, a new filament is swapped out and the print job is resumed.

How can I print with two extruders at the same time?

If you do not see your printer, go to Help > Configuration Assistant and load your printer profile into the software. Material Configuration: Select the material that you will be using to print, which will apply to both extruders. The default options are PLA, ABS, Nylon, PVA, and PLA (right)/PVA (left).

How to add a second extruder in duet?

Add new tool by defining it. Using M563 P is the Tool Number, D is Extruder drive, which is not to be confused with machine Drive number we defined above. H is the Heater we use with our new tool. Note: You can combine the #2-3 G10 commands if you like. That’s it. You can now go and see the extra Tool in your Settings – Tools section.

How to print support structures with multiple extruders?

The first section of the tutorial is focused on using the Dual Extrusion Wizard, and the second portion discusses how to customize extruder choices in order to use another extruder to print support structures, rafts, infill, and more. An additional section is also included to describe the changes needed to print with 3 or more extruders.

How to print with multiple extruders in simplify3d?

Within Simplify3D, you can also setup a print that has a different extruder for the support, infill, rafts, or perimeters. This workflow is different from the Dual Extrusion Wizard, as it only requires one Process. To get started, click Edit Process Settings to open the FFF Settings window.