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pause reload and continue

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:12 pm
by Mazhdulin
Hi all,

Is it possible to pause a print and load another filament spool and continue the print afterwards?.
and what would be the best way of going about this?

kind regards,

Re: pause reload and continue

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:57 pm
by airscapes
If you are doing this because you are about to run out and just want to keep going with a fresh roll of the same stuff you can do the following.
When you have about a foot of the old left to go, hang you new roll, pull the remaining filament out of the Bowden tube, slide in your new filament, then cut the old piece about an inch over the extruder housing and as it is pulled in follow it with the end of the new filament.. Do it all the time, even if you don't get it in exactly against the old cause your are nervous about doing it the first time, a slight gap will most likely not show up on the part unless of course it is on the external perimeter.. Even so, you will probably get better results this way then stopping and restarting..

Re: pause reload and continue

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:43 pm
by jk42