Notifications
Clear all

Why filament advance after filament color change?  

  RSS
Chad R
(@chad-r)
Active Member
Why filament advance after filament color change?

When you have a color change and after answering No a couple of times as to if the color change has started extruding the correct color, I then remove the excess filament that was printed during the process. However, then when you confirm that the new color is good, it starts extruding filament again as it moves back to the print area where it left off, leaving me chasing the extruder with pliers to remove the new excess filament before it touches and aheres to the model.

Is there a reason for this or just no one else finds it to be unnecessary and a bit of a pain?

Posted : 24/05/2022 2:42 pm
Diem
 Diem
(@diem)
Famed Member

Dont remove the filament at 'yes', just hold it and when the head moves away the pressuring exudate will come away with the load string.

Cheerio,

Posted : 25/05/2022 1:09 am
Robin
(@robin)
Reputable Member
RE: Why filament advance after filament color change?

Is there a reason for this or just no one else finds it to be unnecessary and a bit of a pain?

Gravity and thermal expansion.

aka Everything happens for a reason and that reason normally is: physics.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Posted : 30/05/2022 1:36 pm
Share: