We are working to setup a more colorful world!
I am working with the M3D Quad Fusion to use a Cura and a plugin I wrote to allow the 4 extruder trains to be controlled allowing mixtures of filament for multiple defined extruders.
The Quad Crane printer is just being released now, or you can just get the print head. The idea is we are essentially defining virtual extruders in Cura but there is really there is only one physical extruder.
My github plugin is at https://github.com/ketterrm/Illuminati-Mixer - it is very basic, but seems to work to get 8 mixtures. The post processing plugin is taking the tool and redefining it in terms of a CMYK color mixture. I've been able to get 8 colors out successfully and was trying to figure out if that was a limitation of Cura - but seems not so that's good.
If you are interested in a referral discount which helps out my students, message me. Just can't post here!
Thanks @ahoeben for the info- I'll look into that!