Interesting filament feeder


#1

This new device could be of interest to some people  :D

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mosaic3d/the-palette-3d-printing-evolved?ref=tag 

Maybe not too accurate on very small models, the filament change-over timing would have to be quite good.


#2

this can only be used with printers that support gcode. Zortrax slices zcode so it will not be compatible.


#3

Well this part could be solved, but I'm not so sure how this thing is supposed to stay synchronized. The only means they have are assumptions from the G-Code (which are not precise due to acceleration control etc. in the printer) and the "scroll wheel". So I would assume the slightest slip on this wheel will lead to major issue with the color mixing. Besides, I would think the exact distance from the device to the nozzle has to be known for this to work. Maybe/probably you can set it on the device but I would assume that needs quite a bit of calibration to work.