Wipe Shield Distance

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Migrating: For MatterControl 2.0 the MatterControl documentation is moving to matterhackers.com/mattercontrol/support/.
This page is in the process of being migrated. It's new home will be matterhackers.com/mattercontrol/support/slice-settings/general/extruder-change#wipe-shield-distance.

A screenshot of the Wipe Shield Distance setting as seen in MatterControl's SETTINGS pane.


Creates a perimeter around the part on which to wipe the other nozzle when printing using dual extrusion. Set to 0 to disable.

*Experimental feature.


  • millimeters (mm)



For this example, Calibration - Box.stl is the model used.

In this example, two Calibration Boxes are side-by-side, each printed by a different extruder. The wipe shield can be seen around the perimeter, 6 mm away from the model.

Wipe Shield Distance-ss-ex.png