These colors offer the capability to mimic the appearance of finished goods, increase visual appeal or distinguish regions of interests. They can also make features more prominent, which is often desirable for adding text, guides and graphics.
1.1. Changing material color requires replacing the loaded material canister,
regardless of whether you are making new parts in a different color or making
A standard material change is accompanied by a tip change and calibration. For
cases where this is not possible, and there is only a change in material color, a
purge sequence may be used (e.g., changing from ASA yellow to ASA blue,
with no change in slice height or material type).
FDM multi-color parts can be made when the color delineation is between build
layers. During the build process, the FDM machine pauses for a material (color)
change and then resumes to either complete the part or reach a layer where there will be another color. Each color change requires a purge sequence to
remove material from the extrusion tip. This prevents unwanted color transitions
and ensures the desired color is printed beginning on the selected layer.
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