• Dual Printing Guide

[ Manual Pro2 Series - 005 Dual Printing Guide-V1.0 ]

1. Before continuing:

2. Install your two filament spools onto the spool holders located on the right side of the printer. Load your material through the utility men on the touchscreen.

For more information about loading/unloading and storage procedures for filament, refer to Manual Pro2-002 Load Unload Filament.

3. In the ideaMaker software, open Printer > Printer Settings > Extruder Count

Verify that your printer has its extruder count set to 2. Input your filament type for both the left and right extruders.

4. Each nozzle has a different printing range. To view this range when aligning models, enable printing range under View > Show Extruder’s Printing Range.

Multiple colors are available for different nozzles’ printing range.

5. The Align Together feature can align multiple models to their original relative position (as defined during modeling) with each other.

It can be located in the Position pop-up menu 

6. Press the ‘Start’ button, Select your printing template, then open the ‘Per-Model Extruder’ tab to set the nozzle settings per extruder.

You may also set the extruders though the ‘Model Info’ menu from the main window.

7. Double click a printing template in the ‘Select Template’ windows, and click the ‘Advanced’ button to access the Advanced Settings.

  • You can specify a nozzle to print support structure under Support tab.

  • ideaMaker can identify when models will require support, such as when a model is floating off the bed with no support structure. ideaMaker will also notice when it is not needed due to support from other models.

  • You can select your extruder and platform structure choice in the ‘Platform Additions’ tab.

These structures include: Raft, Brim, Skirt.

(Raft is not recommended to use for PVA and flexible filament.)

  • You can edit the extruder’s retraction amount under the ‘Ooze’ tab.

We recommend maintaining the ‘Extruder Amount of Extruder-switch’ between 2-4 for standard filament types, and from 6-10mm for Raise3D Premium PLA.

Wipe Wall

Enable Wipe Wall will add extra shell(s) around the model during dual-extruder printing. This wall(s) can help clean the oozing filament from the unused nozzle to reduce the effects of excess material on the final model.

Wipe Wall Offset refers to the distance between Wipe Wall and the outer shell of the model. If the wall is positioned too closely, the Wipe Wall may stick onto the model. If the wall is set too far, the wiping results may be affected.

Wipe Wall Angle refers to the maximum angle for generating the Wipe Wall. If the maximum angle is set too low, the wall may have a difficult time obeying the shape of the model, especially around curved surfaces.

Wipe Wall Loop Lines adjust the thickness of Wipe Wall.

Wipe Wall Type changes the shape of Wipe Wall. The difference among the following 3 types are the distance between Wipe Wall and the model.

Contoured type will generate a Wipe Wall structure with almost the same shape of the outlines of the model. In some cases, it will be too close to the model which may be difficult to remove especially with inner structures.

Water Fall will attempt to follow along the horizontal model contour.

Vertical will create a vertical wall at the height of the model. It is ideal for simple structures like tubes or cubes.

Dual-extrusion with Multiple Filament Types

Printing with multiple material types may limit printing compatibility. The table below lists all the officially-supported dual-extrusion material combinations currently possible on the Pro2.

PVA Print

When a nozzle has been selected to print with PVA, ideaMaker will automatically edit some additional settings for better performance with PVA. This will disable some settings under the ‘Advanced’ menu and will not be directly editable. If you need to edit these settings, please open Printer > Filament Settings > PVA 1.75mm.

[ Manual Pro2 Series - 005 Dual Printing Guide-V1.0 ]