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Rainer
(@rainer-2)
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RE: Mmu3/2 setups

Some people use a small weight to make up for gravity. I have already seen something like this on printables. 

I also had a setup with an extra buffer which worked without any problems. Out of curiosity, I have now put the buffer together. Thanks to the possibility of loading the filament with the buffer fork without removing the rollers, I have also found a place for the buffer.

It works both ways. It always depends on how much space you have. In my case, the printer is in a cabinet and the filament is above it. There has to be some kind of buffer in between. If you have space behind the printer, Joan's option is certainly a good one.  

Posted : 21/06/2024 7:14 am
Witties
(@witties)
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RE: Mmu3/2 setups

  

With weight

Posted : 21/06/2024 7:25 am
PFA
 PFA
(@pfa-2)
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RE: Mmu3/2 setups

Thank you for the replies. I still need a few more days to get it all squared away. I will report back when I have it working and let you know how I did. Thanks again. 

Posted : 21/06/2024 4:01 pm
PrintingD
(@printingd)
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RE: Mmu3/2 setups

MK4/MMU3 - I have tried several setups. Latest iteration has the buffer sitting with the cassettes vertically, and then the standard filaments holders sitting on a shelf above. The upshot here is that I can easily load/unload, and smaller form factor.

I still think that taking the cassettes in and out for loading and unloading is really annoying, and it dissuades me from printing more, but the current setup is OK.

I would love to hear about :

1) Reasons to be concerned about orienting the buffer with the cassettes pointing UP. (seems ok? but I have not printed much yet)

2) Ways to make loading faster/easier.

2) Ways to load filament faster and easier.

Posted : 26/06/2024 2:59 pm
GerryPB
(@gerrypb)
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RE: Mmu3/2 setups

The spools on a shelf behind the printer has been working for me. I still use the buffer too.

Posted : 07/07/2024 3:22 pm
PFA
 PFA
(@pfa-2)
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RE:

Tried this reply twice on my phone with no success, so let's try again here on my computer. 

I ended up going with an old TV stand I had here. It is the perfect size and even has storage below. So, it is working out great. I also ended up using the spool holders that come with the MMU. Since I have space next to the printer on this TV stand, that is working out fine as well. I originally installed a bar above and was planning to hang my spools, but then I realized I did not have any more of that tubing and that the extra distance would have required it. I was planning to take a trip over to the local home store to buy some, but honestly, this setup is working fine, so I think I'll just leave it as-is. I did keep the bar above for loose filament that is not on a spool. I have some of that and while not my favorite to use (because it always tangles) I don't want to get rid of it. So, the bar above at least makes it manageable. 

 

This post was modified 1 week ago 2 times by PFA
Posted : 07/07/2024 5:31 pm
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