Minimizing Filament Waste

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    Jason Marrero

    We need lego tops on the towers. Turns trash into toys.

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    Andrew Staroscik

    Has the interface changed since this was posted? I do not see all of these options under transitions in the profile editing window

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    Andrew Staroscik

    Never mind I missed the fact that I had to enable advanced settings

     

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    Johan Gude

    I agree with Jason... it would be great if the transition tower would be a functional part or something like that. 

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    Tim Truong

    What do you do with the filament in the tube (from the palette to the hot-end) at the end of the print?  I think I'm supposed to remove it before the start of the next print? I feel like it's such a waste as it's almost a meter long of filament.  Can I re-use it?  If so, how?

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hi Tim, you would need to remove this piece before the beginning of the next print. You could re-use this using our Multi-Spool mode to splice these loose pieces of filament together (http://mm3d.co/multi-spool)

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    Tim Truong

    Thanks for the quick response, Jonny.  Is there a setting where I can just jog the Palette to splice the spools/filaments together without running a print?

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    David Obdrzalek

    It would be thrilling if I could print my own object instead of waste tower. I often print functional objects without any colour needs (brackets, holders etc.) so printing them instead of the tower would be a GREAT saver when printing multicolour objects -> useful object instead of throw-away waste block...

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    Jonny Yeu

    Thanks for your feedback, David! We do have plans to release this feature within CANVAS in the near future.

     

     

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    Jeffrey Seymore

    Is it not possible to use the purge/transition to supports in canvas? I see it only in Chroma.

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    Jonny Yeu

    This is only available in Chroma at this time but we expect to build this into CANVAS in the future.

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    Tim Truong

    I noticed that even when there's only 1 color remaining, it still purges to the tower until the print is complete to match the tower height with the model height.  It would seem to me that if there's only 1 color left, it shouldn't need to purge and just print the part, thereby decreasing print time and decreasing wasted filament.  Is this possible to implement?

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hey Tim, Palette should already be doing this. When there's only one color remaining in the print, there's no need for anymore transitions, so it shouldn't be using the tower anymore. Do you have an example where this is not the case? We can take a look at the file to see why this may be occurring.

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