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Offline ccidesign

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Running out of material
« on: July 22, 2014, 11:59:18 AM »
Hi All,

Like many of the people on here I find that I end up with spools with just a little bit of material left on them. They did not have enough to do the large project next in line but usually have enough when I have to do simple things like clips for wires and things.
I weight the spools with the material on them and deduct the weight of an empty spool to estimate what is left.

My Question is what will happen if I'm getting close to the end of a small print and the spool runs out of material. I assume the printer will just keep going but with no material, just wanted to ask to see if anyone has had it happen.
Most of the time I set the printer up disconnect from it and walk away to another part of the studio to keep going with out things.

Does anyone have an experience they wish to share here?


Offline Ian K

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Re: Running out of material
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 11:19:08 PM »
I used to do the same. But I soon learnt not to leave the printer operating without 'supervision'. When the filament 'flicks' of the spool, use the Pause Print to 'Withdraw" , then replace spool with "Extrude" commands. Then restart the print.  RTFM.

Cheers IanK
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