Stage 00: Unboxing and Introduction
Two Hotends are mounted side by side at an angle, with a high torque servo motor to switch between them.
The inactive Hotend parks on an ooze shield to prevent contamination and oozing whilst the other Hotend is printing.
The Switching Hotend is available here.
All of the downloads are available in the GitHub repository here.
- Electronics board capable of running two extruder motors, two hotend heaters/thermistors, a servo, an inductive probe and part cooling fan.
- A metal platform for using the included probe.
- 24V power supply for running the hotend heaters (70W each) and fans.
- A mounting solution for your printer, you may be able to use the 2020 profile carriage or have to design your own.
- Klipper firmware.
- The latest Marlin firmware with "SWITCHING_NOZZLE" feature.
Other firmwares with servo control may also be compatible, but are untested.
- Slicer with dual extrusion support
- Slicer capable of x/y dual hotend offset.
We recommend CURA.
See unboxing section here.
Forum and Troubleshooting
If you get stuck at any point or need help with assembly or printing something, feel free to post in the official forum.
If you're missing a part or have received a faulty/broken one, please use this form here to order a replacement.
Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Operate the DSH in a well ventilated, open and dry environment.
Be aware of the moving parts, there is a pinching hazard.
Be cautious of the Hotend, it can reach temperatures exceeding 400 degrees Celsius, this is hot enough to cause severe burns. Even after operation, the hotends can still be hot, allow time for them to cool before touching.
Keep children and pets away form the DSH whilst in operation.
Never disconnect any of the wiring whilst powered on.
Be careful of long hair and loose clothing when operating the DSH.
Immediately shut down the DSH if an error occurs to prevent damage to the unit or its surroundings.
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