Is there a way to patch a print that ran out of filament

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RiserDog
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Is there a way to patch a print that ran out of filament

Postby RiserDog » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:07 pm

So I had a 3 day print and 2 days in I forgot to switch out the filament spool. I was left with 2/3rds of a really good print. So I tried with Simplify 3d to make a profile of the print that started where the filament ran out. When I pressed print the bed started to move up and up and I had to shut down the machine or else the printed part would hit the gantry. Has anyone figured out how to "rescue" a partially printed part? 8-)

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Jay_Omega
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Re: Is there a way to patch a print that ran out of filament

Postby Jay_Omega » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:00 am

If the partial print will crash into the extruder during homing, you can't restart the print.
I've restarted after jams, but I was able to home and such.

Unless someone else has an idea, your best bet is to remove the partial print, then print the
missing piece, and glue it together.

Sucks, but if you paint it you can fill and disguise any seam.

Good luck.

RiserDog
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Re: Is there a way to patch a print that ran out of filament

Postby RiserDog » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:44 pm

thanks, I did think of gluing the parts as well.


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