How to Affordably Upgrade Your 3-D Printer
by Lexie Lu | January 11, 2018
When using a 3D printer with only one extruder head, it may feel like you’re limited to printing with only one color. Far from it! In this blog post, you’ll learn how to make multi-colored 3D prints in no time even while you’re in the middle of printing.
Here's what you'll need:
1. Find a 3D design through an online community or design one yourself.
2. Load the 3D file onto the printer.
3. Begin printing with the first color as the base.
4. When the print gets to the desired layer, select ‘PAUSE’ on your 3D printer.
5. Go to the settings on your printer and select ‘CHANGE FILAMENT’. If you are using a Robo R2 or Robo C2 printer, go to your touch screen and select UTILITIES > WIZARDS > FILAMENT CHANGE.
6. The current filament in your printer will begin to unload from the extruder.
7. Once the filament has finished unloading, swap the filament roll for other desired color and load it into the extruder.
8. After the color is loaded, press ‘RESUME’ on your 3D printer.
9. The printer will resume printing from where it left off. Repeat steps 4-8 when you want to change to another filament color.
10. After the 3D print is complete, it will be multi-colored.