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Posted · Single extruder many colors

I saw this article about a unit that is extruder independent that combines multiple colored filaments. Has anyone seen one? Iit is by Mosaic mfg

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/11/14/mosaic-manufacturing-multi-color/?utm_source=3D+Printing+Industry+Update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=f73b7c15b9-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_695d5c73dc-f73b7c15b9-64441793

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    Posted · Single extruder many colors

    Yes it works, yes you can do it yourself by cutting the material.

    The only thing I find really interesting is the piece of software behind it, that apparently calculates and designs a wipe tower so you can have actual dual color in a print in the same layer.

    Still a waste of filament though

     

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    Posted · Single extruder many colors

    and there's also a smaller version of the builder, saw it at Makerpoint (local store in Arnhem NL, if I remember I think the print quality was nice and I liked the transition of colors ... but the printhead is big and heavy so I would think not a machine for high speeds.

     

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    Posted · Single extruder many colors

    I saw the big builder in action at the 3d printshow in Paris, it was printing a vase with blue and white, it looked pretty cool, the color transition works very nicely but i hear it's tricky to slice (a lot of editing by hand of the gcode is needed)

     

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