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multiple-extruders [2017/09/30 20:37]
arthur
multiple-extruders [2019/02/23 14:51] (current)
wolfmanjm
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-You can setup Smoothie to handle ​as many extruders ​as you'd like+You can setup Smoothie to handle ​upto 3 extruders. (6 defined axis is the maximum the memory can handle).
  
-There is no limit in the firmware : you simply ​add [[Extruder]] ( controlling the extruder motor ) and [[TemperatureControl]] ( controlling the hotend ) modules to the configuration file for each new extruder.+Simply ​add [[Extruder]] ( controlling the extruder motor ) and [[TemperatureControl]] ( controlling the hotend ) modules to the configuration file for each new extruder. 
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 +**NOTE** that the default build of Smoothie only supports 2 extruders (5 axis), if you need 3 extruders you need to compile with ''​make AXIS=6''​
  
 ==== Hardware requirements ==== Hardware requirements
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 <callout type="​success"​ icon="​true"​ title="​1 hotend, two extruders">​ <callout type="​success"​ icon="​true"​ title="​1 hotend, two extruders">​
 If you have two extruders going into one hotend, you need to set-up two extruder modules, and one temperaturecontrol module. Make sure you name the temperaturecontrol differently from the extruder modules so none of them gets preference. If you have two extruders going into one hotend, you need to set-up two extruder modules, and one temperaturecontrol module. Make sure you name the temperaturecontrol differently from the extruder modules so none of them gets preference.
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 +If doing this setup with the Cura software, this additional Cura module might be helpful :​ https://​github.com/​pmarkiewicz/​CuraPostprocessingScripts
 </​callout>​ </​callout>​
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 ==== Wiring ==== Wiring