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Tom Horsley
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Printing just one filament with no multi-color?

The latest info on MMU3 for MK4 is saying they have only tested it for PLA and PETG. That is not a problem since PLA is probably all I'll ever use for multi-color prints, but what if I want to print with something like ASA or PCCF where I don't need to switch filament during the print, but do need to load the "odd" filament to print with. Is there anything which would be difficult about that? (Just trying to anticipate problems I might have if my MMU3 is ever shipped :-).

Posted : 02/02/2024 8:11 pm
Volker
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RE: Printing just one filament with no multi-color?

There are thousands of different filament types on the market. So Prusa simply tested PLA and PETG. I'm sure you can print a lot more filament types by tweaking the settings. But there might be a couple of types like TPU or water solube material which could create some trouble.

Posted : 03/02/2024 9:18 am
fernandotg81
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RE: Printing just one filament with no multi-color?

Hello,

Seeing this thread I have a question.

Is it easy to remove and replace the tube that goes from the mmu to the extruder?

That is to say, can the mmu be removed to print with flexible for example and put it back or once it is installed, is it better that all the filaments pass through the entire mmu circuit?

Posted : 03/02/2024 9:39 am
Volker
(@volker)
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RE: Printing just one filament with no multi-color?

Unplug the tube, set the MMU to off and you can run as usual.

Posted : 03/02/2024 10:41 am
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