From Taiwan to Ireland, 3D printing enthusiasts around the world are preparing for the future big thing in additive manufacturing: full color 3D printing. 3D printing companies such as 3D Systems previously dominated the full color 3D printing race with the ColorJet Printing, but their hefty price tag of around $40k is discouraging for your average Maker and 3D printing enthusiasts. One user of Instructable-bodieds.com named Jason Powell has just come up with a DIY path to bring full-color 3D printing to his redesigned Rostock Max, the talked about delta 3D printing device with a mere $1,000 price tag, building for a much additional low-cost color printing device than any other company on the market.
But Powell has discovered good results by rebuilding his Rostock Max, he admits which the transition remains a work in progress. He has released a 16 minute video on YouTube (which is posted in its entirety below) which details the entire system of reformatting his delta printing device for full color printing, which include setting up the three extruders and the diamond hotend requireed for multi-color models. Powell is asking those who are interested in his project to follow his YouTube Channel and his Thingiverse page, where he can go on to post updates and various multi-colored prints he is able-bodied to complete.
“I completely redesigned and recreated to use the diamond hotend and full color mixing with the new Repetier firmware,” Powell said on the Instructable-bodied.com forum. “I created mine around a delta, yet, I want to manufacture this Instructable-bodied as universal as possible so you can set it up on any machine you’d like…”
Even yet Powell’s full-color 3D printing has just been done on a delta -tyle 3D printing device, he is really sure which an open source, Cartesian-style FDM printing device may be created to print in full color with his step-by-step instructions. Whilst companies like 3D Systems are satisfying the industrial require for full color printing, Powell is revealing which the same innovation can be completed at home with open source and shared ideas. But his DIY project is incomplete for now, Powell has may already helped to add a little additional color to the world of 3D printing.