MULTI-MATERIAL 3D PRINTING
Palette+ takes up to four filaments and combines them into a single filament strand. This strand is then fed to your printer, enabling your single-extruder printer to create multi-filament prints!
EXPLORE MULTI-MATERIAL PRINTING: SOLUBLE, DURABLE, FLEXIBLE, COLORFUL
Turbocharge your printer with Palette+.
Palette+ combines 4 filaments and feeds them into your printer in real time, no modifications required.
- Print impossible overhangs with water-soluble support
- Make heat- and water-resistant models in 4 colors of durable PETG
- Create functional, end-use products by combining PLA with a flexible TPU
REDISCOVER YOUR PRINTER
Palette+ works with most filament-based printers. Find out if your printer is compatible with Palette+ here.
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How it works
- Drive: Palette+’s all-metal drive systems, inspired by those on industrial FDM machines, accurately control filament to ensure the right lengths are driven from each input.
- Cut: A rotary cutter system slices filament to ensure a clean, low-resistance cut, time after time.
- Connect: Palette+’s patent-pending splicing system connects filaments together end-to-end before passing them through a machined PTFE (Teflon) channel and splicing them together.
- Cool: Combining both active and passive cooling systems, your newly spliced filament is re-hardened to ensure it keeps tight dimensions before being passed to your printer.
- Calibrate: Our patent-pending synchronization systems continually monitor and adjust for filament usage, allowing Palette+ to modify filament lengths to ensure perfect calibration over thousands of feet.
Q: Does Palette+ work with 2.85mm or 3mm filament?
A: Sorry, no! Palette+ only works with 1.75mm filament.
Q: What materials does Palette+ work with?
A: Palette+ supports several combinations of materials. A full list can be found on the Palette+ multi-material printing guide at http://mm3d.co/multi-material.
Q: How do Palette+ and the printer know which color is which?
A: Each color/material is a separate model. If you’re printing in 4 colors/materials, you will need 4 different model files. You can find models at http://mm3d.co/stuff-to-print or learn how to split 1 STL into multiple models at http://mm3d.co/meshmixer. The model is sliced as a multi-body G-code file. The G-code file is processed in Mosaic Chroma (free, easy-to-use software) to create a new file for the printer, and a file for Palette+ to know how much of each filament is used.
Q: Any software requirements?
A: Mosaic Chroma software (free software that accepts G-code and tells Palette+ how much of each filament is required) works on Windows (7, 8, 10 or higher, 32-bit and 64-bit), macOS (Mountain Lion/10.8 or newer), and Linux (x64, tested on Ubuntu 16.04).