What’s the current state of multi-filament printing?
Mentaluproar last edited by
I was looking at building a Smuff v4.75 but it looks like it’s going to be very expensive compared to something like the Prusa MMU2S. What filament switching rigs do people here are tend to use?
The 3dchameleon (https://www.3dchameleon.com/) by Bill Steele looks interesting. its a development of the classic train track multifilament switching idea first proposed by Adrian years ago.
Finally the most flexible solution is probably a toolchanger like e3d's or the Jubilee
oliof last edited by
On the 3Dprinters Discord, someone has tuned stacked Y splitters well enough that he can do 6 colors (white, 5 colors) in XY and 11 colors in Z(white, 5 colors, and 5 pastel colors by printing a white layer under a thin layer of the five colors).
As much as I like tool changers, you can get a lot of mileage out of the Y splitter approach if you build it well enough.