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The manual Palette and Printing filament


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Posted · The manual Palette and Printing filament

In the "he's crazy as a loon" department, we have two curious ideas from myself: manual Palette and printing filament.

For the manual Palette, what we do is manually perform what the Palette performs on-the-fly. So say we are working with ABS and we want an n-color object. We write software or use existing software that takes us to the first color change and then we measure out the length of filament used by the first color and cut it to length with a nice sharp clean cut. then we glue on the second color using ABS juice. Then we repeat for as many color segments as desired.

It's labor intensive but it will work!

Also in the printing filament department, we CAD ourselves a spiral of 2.85 mm filament, print the bottom half with one material, say conductive filament then print the top half with say magnetic filament. Then when we are done we have a coil of filament that we can coil up on a blank spool and print with to get conductive magnetic material.

Imagine the possibilities...

Les

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