Filament run-out detection?

Discussion in 'Hardware & Mechanics' started by Robert Poole, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Robert Poole

    Robert Poole New Member

    Sep 22, 2017
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    Does the Deltaprintr Delta Go support filament run-out detection? Would be nice to have the print pause if the filament breaks or reaches end-of-spool.

    If not, is this a planned upgrade (or something that could be added aftermarket)?
  2. Shai

    Shai Master printer guru Deltaprintr Staff

    Dec 25, 2013
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    If the filament reaches the end of the spool, it's very likely it won't detach from the spool and instead pull the spool and crash it into the printer. A sensor wouldn't help in this case. This is the problem that most manufacturers don't realize with filament run-out detection. Filament is winded through a hole on the bottom of the spool in order to spool it.

    However, we are considering adding a filament jam detection possibly, but this won't be upgradeable because the current electronics don't support it and moreover this is an internal change that we wouldn't want our users dealing with because it has to do with electronics and is a liability to us.

    Other than that, filament is not supposed to jam in the first place if you have a good printer ;) We print on a daily basis on multiple Delta Go printers and test various filaments. If a filament jams on our printer, it's most likely that the filament is bad and not something wrong with the printer. We prefer to make a good working printer instead of adding unnecessary sensors (and cost to the buyer) to detect problems the printer is causing in the first place.

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