End-of-Spool Feature

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    Edward Boston

    A bit more explanation of how to use this feature would be helpful.  Maybe walk through an example of setting up a print to use the feature.  This page doesn't give any more information than you get looking at the settings tab.

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    Brennan Foo

    Thanks for the feedback, Edward -- you were right. We've added more instructions on how to use the MSF file once it is created.

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    Matthew Horbund

    What is the best way to get the length of the remaining filament? Unspool and measure? Ask someone who's good at math to figure it out? Is there some handy-dandy-im-just-a-c-student guide?

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    Jonny Yeu

    At this time, unspooling and measuring would provide the most precise information for this feature, but we are working on making this process easier and more efficient in the future!

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    Matthew Horbund

    Thanks Jonny. I'm sure there is some way to measure the circumference of the spool, then estimate how many turns are left on the spool, then do some nifty math formula to approximate length. It's just unfortunate that I missed that class :)

    That said, I wonder if there's a "spooler" with a mm measure so i can unspool the original spool to a smaller spool and count the distance at the same time. (maybe i'm overcomplicating this??)

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    Malc Summerton

    I keep an eye on whats left on my spools by weight, 10m of filament should be around 35g or at least the samples I buy average around that. The weight of the spools varies some so I keep a spreadsheet and weigh my empty spools and the average this out in that spreadsheet. I can the make a reasonable guess how much is left of a spool.

    I'm sure there are better ways to do this but that works for me at the moment.

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    Found this on the rigidink site 

    https://rigid.ink/blogs/news/how-many-meters-of-filament-on-a-spool

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    Brennan Foo

     

    I believe our 1kg spools are typically ~330m long (~3.03g per meter, or ~0.33 meters per gram).

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    Matthew Goldman

    Is there a way to just switch to the next filament when one of the filaments runs out? I tend to have lots of partial rolls that I'd love to be able to just fire and forget by having them be burned through.  

    And for many prints I don't care what the color is, I just want to finish off the rolls without having to measure them.

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hey Matthew, this will be possible with Palette 2 as the hardware includes run-out detection sensors that will automatically switch to another input once filament runs out in a drive. You can read more about this here: http://mm3d.co/multi-spool

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    Matthew Goldman

    Oh cool, I'll be all set when my Palette 2 Pro arrives! I'm looking forward to it!

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