Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
LesHall

The manual Palette and Printing filament

Recommended Posts

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!