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Mozaic Palette 2 Pro

Started by Bad Raven, Thursday,January 09, 2020, 11:58:08

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Bad Raven

At one point I really wanted a Prusa MMU(2) for multi colour printing.  Ultimately after lots of investigation it seemed to me an expensive engineering dead end, in that it wasted filament and time, lots of it! Trying to do the change at the head was IMO impractical.

Mozaic's Palette 2 Pro seems a very different animal though.

It works by having a remote unit in which up to four filaments are loaded and its own slicer and system works out the length of each filament colour required for any part of the print, then it cuts and splices the filament into a buffer on it and that goes to the printer extruder just as if it were one filament line. The printer does not need to know it is multi coloured at all. NO purging!!!!

OK every design has downsides, but once the unit to printer filament distance is set up, it looks an economic, elegant and practical way to achieve multi colour prints with filament.

I am watching this unit development with great interest while saving funds!!

https://www.mosaicmfg.com/
HobbyKing Fabrikator II Mini, 100x100x100. (a re-badged Malyan) - Modded with magnetic Flex Bed.
Original Prusa i3 Mk3 (All Black).
Anycubic Photon S  (Resin/UV).

Gaza07

I havent really seen anyone posting juch about this unit or pictures of prints, it does look interesting but I wonder how much the variation in filament diameter might affect small patches of colour ?
Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 330mm build area
Custom built delta with Flex3Drive Gen 4 / Duet Electronics 180mm build area
AnyCubic 4max XY printer 210x210x300 build area
AnyCubic Kossel Mini 180x180x300 build area
Geetech A10M Dual Colour 220x220x260 build area
Kelant Orbeat D100 DLP/SLA

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Bad Raven

Depends what you call small! If its a 2mm to the foot scots guardsman in full regalia you're after, NOTHING in 3D printing is going to achieve that. There are quite a few demo pictures and videos around though, and some are more complex than I'd have thought possible.
HobbyKing Fabrikator II Mini, 100x100x100. (a re-badged Malyan) - Modded with magnetic Flex Bed.
Original Prusa i3 Mk3 (All Black).
Anycubic Photon S  (Resin/UV).