Duet 2 Maestro + Quadfusion Dev Here: Halp?

  • Hey there @3dmntbighker -- I think we have spoke in the past. I of course won't utilize the Duet Forums for a 'Palette 2 vs Quadfusion' discussion, because it simply will just result in unfounded arguments.

    I too was quite interested in the Palette 2; I thought.. surely this is the multi-material solution I've been envisioning. But, I think we can say.... well... it's not quite what most of us expected.

    One of the great things about the direction that we've taken M3D is that we aren't tied to any particular closed tech, etc any longer... and when I look at the Palette 2, this is all I see.

    We have went from a fairly closed company to our latest and future product lines utilizing:

    • Open Hardware -- This time in the form of the Duet 2 Maestro.
    • Open Software -- the dc42 Branch of RepRapFirmware(DuetFirmware)
    • Total Transparency; our community is taking the plunge with us.

    As for slicing, I'm glad you asked; the future is truly bright here. With the latest updates to Slic3r and Cura, color mix slicing has become simple. I am personally developing a slicer; our community has 2 separate slicers in development, KissSlicer is becoming one of the most amazing tools we have -- check it out ASAP!

    Tons of additional work is being done in the realm of post-processing scripts; 3 or 4 of these exist in our community alone. We're even investigating the 3MF format and, believe it or not, MS 3d Builder. In addition to things like pre-processing face groups in MeshMixer, using 3MFs for model separation data.... I have generated 3 or 4 fully functional workflows for color slicing; this isn't just simple layer color changes... i'm talking about full on, same layer change, multi-color(CMYK mixed) color. 😃

    Keep in mind that our professional printer line, the ProMega, is a CoreXY bot driven by a Duet 2 Maestro with optional quad and compound heads... so, i'd say you don't have anything to worry about. If you'd like, get with me and I'll provide you with some methods to begin experimenting with in terms of color slicing.



  • @dc42 You don't have QF head yet? Did @T3P3Tony steal it from you? You gotta watch that guy... I'll see if I can get Mike to bring one to TCT for you. 😃


  • @streamliner Thanks for the update. At the moment I use Simplify3D almost exclusively, but I'll be in touch soon.

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