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radzimir
(@radzimir)
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MMU3 and Prusa XL?

General question: is there a plan to adppt MMU3 to XL printers somewhere in the future? 

I have one with 2 heads and would like to use one head for soluable support and other for multiple colors ot the same filament type. 

Just imagine, if it would be possible to attach 5 MMUs to XL with 5 heads 😎 

 

Posted : 16/02/2024 10:08 pm
Nikhil S.
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Posted by: @radzimir

General question: is there a plan to adppt MMU3 to XL printers somewhere in the future? 

I have one with 2 heads and would like to use one head for soluable support and other for multiple colors ot the same filament type. 

Just imagine, if it would be possible to attach 5 MMUs to XL with 5 heads 😎 

 

OK, now you're getting into mad scientist mode.  I would think one would only consider adding an MMU after they already had maxed the native toolhead count at 5.  So then, you'd be looking at printing with up to 5 filaments of the same type on one head, and up to 4 other filaments/materials/diameters on the other heads. The reason I say this is that the MMU material swaps generate a lot of waste. So while you could add it to one of your 2 heads, it would likely not make as much sense as just adding more heads and gaining the flexibility of using more temps or diameters.

I can't even think of what crazy use case would need this, but I am 100% here for it if someone tries it.  As to your question though, I'd be shocked if Prusa spent any time thinking about this for at least another 1-2 years.  They have other things that need attention more urgently to fix up on the XL.

Brand new to 3D printing and my 5-tool XL is my first 3D Printer! I have done massive amounts of research though, so I'm not starting completely from square one....

Posted : 17/02/2024 1:07 am
Albeart_3D
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RE: MMU3 and Prusa XL?

I am really interested on this topic as well. Not to have 25 colors, but to have the MMU3 on one toolhead.

Like this I could do color prints with 1 toolhead while using the other for other materials, like PETG or PVA for supports, or combine different materials while keepeing same type of material on head.

Posted : 25/02/2024 4:42 pm
miroslav.h4
(@miroslav-h4)
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RE: MMU3 and Prusa XL?

Feel free to connect the MMU3 there! That is, if you can do it. And can you explain to me why any of the developers from Prusa should be concerned with this? You can have 5 tool heads on the XL and that should probably be enough. That's why the five-head XL was made to eliminate the delay with the MMU and speed up printing.

Posted : 25/02/2024 6:46 pm
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