The Palette 2 can be added to any FDM 3D printer to enable four colour 3D printing. It cuts and splices together filament to make a continuous strand that is fed into the printer. Ping and pong checking is used to monitor filament flow and make adjustments mid print to keep everything in sync. At least that is how it works most of the time..
This is a very well made product with great potential. My best results (Prusa MK3) were fantastic and anyone I showed multi-colour prints to was instantly impressed. My worst results (Ender 3) were very frustrating with no clear improvements or answers. So far the tech support has been good so hopefully my Ender 3 issues are resolved.
I think the hardware is sound, so the necessary improvements can be made for free with firmware and software updates. I will make a follow up video with the resolution to my issues and more advanced multi material prints. I will also compare it to a budget dual extrusion printer: the Geeetech A10M.
The Palette 2 and Canvas hub was sent tome for free for the purposes of making this review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Mosaic Manufacturing website:
Palette 2 Pro:
Canvas cloud software:
Firmware troubleshooting page:
Octoprint guide (to use your own pi instead of buying the hub):
Models featured in this video:
Tao dual extrusion test:
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