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@Laura - Yes you are correct. Removing the one or more nozzles is not something you would want to do on a regular basis. It will take a couple of hours the first time to disassemble and then reassemble in the new configuration. But it is doable, absolutely. We can help you with this when the time comes to make sure it is something you can do.
@Alexandre - I will ask Chris to do something up in Solidworks to show you.
4 nozzles, 2 for 2 materials, is a question that relies on the geometry of the model. It will be no bigger than the 4 nozzle row in table 1, and no smaller than the 4 nozzle row in table 3.
With 5 nozzles, it is the same answer as with 4 nozzles. Depends on the geometry of the model, within the limits described in the tables.
@Marcel - You are very welcome :)
It took me a few times through to understand #2... To make sure I'm understanding, though, you can install up to 5 nozzle units, but do not have to. If you do install more than one, but only print with one, your build volume is lower because the unused nozzles limit movement. If you install more than 1 nozzle unit, you should print from all of them with the same material to get the largest build volume. Close? :)
And can we install/remove the nozzles ourselves? I'm sure it's been mentioned somewhere, but I've already spent all afternoon looking at programs so I can get started making stuff as soon as it arrives! :-D
Thanks for the update. I would be interested by 3 things for future reference :
- can you give a schematic referencing the nozzles positions ?
- also, if you use 4 nozzles (2 for 2 materials), what is the build volume ?
- still in this line, if you use 5 nozzles, with -say the support material- on the 5th, what is the print volume for the 5th one ? (3 materials, 2 nozzles for the 1st, 2 nozzles for the 2nd, 1 nozzle for the last).
Thanks for getting that info together, helps to figure out what sizes I will be capable of.