Turn off unnecessary wipe

Please post your suggestions for software changes here
AJM
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 11:20 pm

Turn off unnecessary wipe

Postby AJM » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:31 pm

When doing dual-head printing, it would print so much faster without wasting filament and with better quality if wipe wall/tower is disabled when the second filament is no longer used. Perhaps it can be an option, but ideaMaker needs to stop keep doing the wipe once the layer is reached where only one head is used. Perhaps do a good wipe once more, then the heat can be turned off on the unused head.

I often only need dual-color or support using the second print head in lower layers. It is just a waste to keep printing wipe wall/tower after that.

User avatar
Vicky@Raise3D
Posts: 3768
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:54 am

Re: Turn off unnecessary wipe

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:46 am

Thanks for you suggestion! Notes taken.

firesped
Posts: 847
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:23 pm
Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: Turn off unnecessary wipe

Postby firesped » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:19 am

the issue is that as long as the hotend is hot, it will continue to ooze all over your print.

so to achieve this, you need to find a way to turn off the second extruder when you are finished with it.

there would need to be enough final retraction on the hotend so it does not continue to ooze as the heat for that hotend is turned off.

Too much retraction would also be bad as it could cause a future clog if the filament is retracted into the cold end of the hotend.

I am not saying this is not able to be done but giving points as to what needs to be done to achieve the goal with this.
RL name: Michael Nolen
printers:
raise3D N2 kickstarter Early Bird
Trinus Deluxe (running smoothieware on Azteeg X5 GT board)
Monoprice Maker Select v2

User avatar
Vicky@Raise3D
Posts: 3768
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:54 am

Re: Turn off unnecessary wipe

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:19 am

With the new ideaMaker 3.0, you can set extruder temperature by height. If from that layer, one nozzle won't have any more print, you can stop heating it. But you may need the Wipe structure disable function by height first, or it will still need heat to extruder filament for Wipe structure.


Return to “Software”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests