Optimizing Filament Change Routine for MINI
while printing multi color prints where i use different filament colors at various heights on the PRUSA MINI i found the following issue with the standard slicer profiles:
The filament is changed at a certain height. I feed the new filament and once it extrudes in the correct color i confirm the change on the printer. Now however some filament is already drooping out of the nozzle. Then the printhead returns to the print. The first 30-40 mm almost no filament is extruded. This causes some issues when printing very fine structures like Text, in a different filament on top of a print.
My suggestion is the following: After confirming the filament change, the extruder could extrude some more and then retract. Then when it reaches the print it undoes the retraction and now the nozzle should be filled.
I think my mk3 was doing something similar where after confirming the filament change it extrudes a little bit more filament and then moves the extruder to the print on the bed.
My current workaround is to first add a small cylinder in the slicer. It seems by adding the cylinder first, it gets printed first. Therefore the underextruded lines end up in the cylinder and not in my actual print.
What is your opinion on this?