Small print issue

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    Redemptioner1

    You can increase the bowden tube length in Chroma/Canvas, this will add this extra filament length to the end of your print to allow it to make it down the length of your bowden tube.

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    Tim Hedstrom

    I’d have to increase it quite a bit I think.

    Do you know what the minimum filament length needs to be? If I knew that I could add the missing amount to Bowden length.

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hey Tim, great to hear that you've been loving your Palette 2. We have seen this issue with smaller prints and the filament does have to be long enough so that it's still at the encoder wheel at the beginning of the print. The solutions right now would be to add to the Bowden length as mentioned above (http://mm3d.co/bowden) or print multiple objects as you have already been doing. We've been looking into other solutions for this problem and will keep you posted if we have any updates in future firmware releases.

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    Redemptioner1

    There is always the option of printing in accessory mode, let the palette complete the splices, then pull the filament from the palette and insert in print and hit start print. You will still need enough bowden tube length added to the print to ensure there is enough filament on the last splice segment to allow the extruder to finish the print (measure from nozzle to top of extruder, add 5cm and this is bowden tube length). 

    If you still want the filament to run out from the palette, then your bowden tube length will have to be made the length of the palette 2 tube,  plus the actual bowden length you measure above, plus another 5cm , this will allow you to prime the nozzle and have start the print before all the filament has left the buffer.

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