Guide overlay
Mosaic Manufacturing will turn your Single Color 3D Printer into a Multi-Color 3D Printer
Posted by 3DP4E
PRINTERS
DESIGN
INNOVATIONS

By Scott J Grunewald | 3D Printing Industry

A new Canadian start-up has released a video showing off the capabilities of its new 3D printing filament managing system. The system will work with your slicer program and automatically feed multiple colors of filament into a single extruder 3D printer.

Mosaic Manufacturing was formed by five Canadian college students who recently took first place in the Queens College Summer Innovation Initiative business pitch competition. This came at the tail end of a three-month long business development program that helped them develop their winning pitch. Students Danny Lloyd, Chris Labelle, Derek Vogt, Heather Evans, and Mitchell Debora took home $40,000 in seed money to launch their new venture.

The 3D printer software and accessory allows a standard single extruder 3D printer to print models in multiple colors. The filament is fed into the Mosaic box and the software works with your slicer to cut and fuse together the filament in the exact quantities needed to print some impressively clean multi-color 3D models. Mosaic Manufacturing says that its system is extremely accurate and there won’t be the oozing or color bleeding that can happen with similar multi-color 3D printing methods.

Here is the new Mosaic Manufacturing promotional video:

According to Mosaic Manufacturing, provided a 3D printer accepts standard filament and operates using G-Code/X3G it will work with their software. In fact, the Mosaic device was designed to work with most single extruder 3D printers on the market. The device doesn’t require any modification of an existing 3D printer, it simply needs to be plugged in and fed the filament that you want to print with.

The software or hardware isn’t available yet, however it will most likely be making its way to Kickstarter very soon. Mosaic Manufacturing will also be releasing an API that will integrate the Mosaic software with most of the slicer programs available. You can find out more about Mosaic Manufacturing on the website, and while you’re there you can register to be notified when their product is available for purchase.

Link to Original Article

Share
0 Comments

Please login to post a comment.

6f499106c4896269e5a866bf33e5930a77c51dfe thumb
Posted on June 27, 2014

By Hannah Rose Mendoza | 3D Print

E300bc38f1370f0562c50114b0139948985c0949 thumb
Posted on May 29, 2014
INNOVATIONS

By Scott J Grunewald | 3D Printing Industry