Using just the second extruder

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  • #3120
    anaisdeleon
    Participant

    It is very easy to print just using the second extruder (the right one) to change color for example. You just generate the gcode as always, then you open it (with notepad for example) and write T1 on the first line. This order activates the right hotend (T0 is the left one) just at the beginning of the program.

    #3179

    That’s great and it’s highly recommended if you have two different materials that you frequently use and don’t want to switch.
    Thanks!

    #3183
    abl.gonzal
    Participant

    Thank’s for this very usefull tip! I’ve try it and it work great!

    #3324

    Thanks!
    Here you can see a screenshot, just to clarify:
    t1 bcn3d sigma

    #3794
    stefaan
    Participant

    This is not ok!!!
    If you add the T1 option your hotend will not be cooled by the side cooler and you get a clogged extruder with big prints.
    If you look at the extruders after the T1 you added you will see the coolfan on the left extruder on and the coolfan on the right extruder off.

    #3803
    stefaan
    Participant

    Forget the previous post. There was something wrong with my right extruder cooling fan. Bad contact.

    #3899

    Ok!

    #8151
    protoscan3d
    Participant

    Hi,
    I’ve tried printing with right extruder last night (changed the gcode to print from T1), nothing seems to print. The extruder is moving as if it’s printing but no filament is coming out? Could this be because of the gcode change?

    #8200
    christian.gassner
    Participant

    @ protoscan3d: Seems that you are printing from external USB ??? In this case you need to upgrade the FW to 1.1.6RC to solve the issue. Hope this helps.

    #8278
    roger uceda
    Moderator
    #13502
    ervin
    Participant

    Is there any chance that we have easier extruder selection within Cura through menus, rather that typing gcode. Extruder selection is essential funkction.

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