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General 3D Printing Talk / Changing Filaments
« on: March 13, 2014, 04:10:22 AM »
I just finished building my Bukobot, have ran through the test flight and have done the initial test print (bed perimeter and 3 cylinders, etc).  I have been using the sample PLA filament that came with the kit, but now I want to switch to another color filament.

I found a youtube video that describes the process as such: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKhdUj3f0UI)
  • Loosen/remove the filament tension
  • Heat the extruder to about 100d
  • When the temp gets to about 80 degrees pull the filament out

I tried it, but the amount of force that I used didn't work and I was reluctant to use more in fear of damaging it. 

On the Bukobot, what's is the proper way to extract the filament and install another? 

If this is documented someplace, a link would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Gene

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