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CentaurDesign

Fossil Pendant

by CentaurDesign Oct 17, 2013
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Hi 3dlyx, we found the opposite to be true. The waiting nozzle oozes. So you end up with more mixing of plastic throughout the print. Our best success has been to print one color on another.

Ya, I had the same experience with mixing the filaments due to oozing. But since I switched to slic3r I use the 'ooze prevention' and 'wipe' features. When switching the extruder while printing, it retracts the filament a few mm and cools the 'passive' extruder down by 5°C. Oozing seems to be not a problem anymore for me. When printing dual colors on top of each other I had problems with the layer binding of the two colors. In a case like this pendant this shouldnt be a problem, but I made some Key-Hangers that just fell off.

We haven't tried using slic3r with our makerbot yet, so that is good to know. Thanks for the info!

Hi, when dealing with multimaterials I found it a good practice to not just print one color on another but to make both colors be present on each (or most) of the layers. This prevents the 'waiting' nozzle getting hot or clogged. All there is to do ist just to bool the two objects, so that the base color has an 'engraving' where the second color fits in.