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Minor Versionm

by Frank Rupert Catapang

Introduction

Once you have finished splice tuning to determine what settings to use between two different types of filament, please follow the instructions below to ensure that these settings are used during your print.

Video Overview

  1. To use the Heat, Compression, and Cooling Factors found during splice tuning, open your project and click on a color swatch. On the left menu, select a color to open the options window. Ensure that you have created material profiles for your filaments by selecting Add New Material. Once your materials are created, select Splice Settings. You’ll be able to select your materials and enter the Splice Tuning values in the following window.
    • To use the Heat, Compression, and Cooling Factors found during splice tuning, open your project and click on a color swatch.

    • On the left menu, select a color to open the options window. Ensure that you have created material profiles for your filaments by selecting Add New Material.

    • Once your materials are created, select Splice Settings. You’ll be able to select your materials and enter the Splice Tuning values in the following window.

  2. If the First and Second Material are the same (ex. PLA - PLA), the Heat, Compression, and Cooling factors will be the same regardless of which material is fed into Palette first. Only one set of values will be needed. If the First and Second Material are different materials (ex. PLA - TPU), the Heat, Compression, and Cooling factors would differ depending on which material is the “pushed” (ingoing) filament versus the “standstill” (outgoing) filament. Because of this difference, the user will need to set values for both situations individually.
    • If the First and Second Material are the same (ex. PLA - PLA), the Heat, Compression, and Cooling factors will be the same regardless of which material is fed into Palette first. Only one set of values will be needed.

    • If the First and Second Material are different materials (ex. PLA - TPU), the Heat, Compression, and Cooling factors would differ depending on which material is the “pushed” (ingoing) filament versus the “standstill” (outgoing) filament. Because of this difference, the user will need to set values for both situations individually.

    • When setting the Heat, Compression, and Cooling values, keep in mind that the ‘outgoing’ filament is being heated at a standstill while the ‘ingoing’ filament is being pushed into the molten filament, compressed, and cooled to create a splice. Once one combination has been tested, swap the filaments in drives 1 and 2 for the second scenario.

    • Once your Splice Settings are set, select Save to have these settings applied to your project and future splices.

Conclusion

If you have any additional questions, please send a message to us at support@mosaicmfg.com.

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It has been kda getting hard now that I design my parts. There seems to be a problem when printing!!! It does something that has the printer pull the filament without the palette feeding out any filament and pulls to the end of the buffer area and brakes the filament beside the weld. Its not doing any splicing during this. why doesn’t it do the ping or pong and continue??? I also have print speed reduced to 85% while doing any splice.

Voctor Diaz - Reply

Hey Voctor, what is your print speed? Buffer collapse can be due to a couple of reasons: high print speed, wrong SPC/PPM values (mm3d.co/spcppm), or a worn out scroll wheel. It is best to reach out to us at support@mosaicmfg.com to troubleshoot this issue.

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