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Mosaic is LIVE!

Postby Mach-Chris » 2015-Apr-Tue-11-Apr

Remember that multimaterial multicolor solution I mentioned in the past?

Here it is! live as of 6 minutes ago!

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Re: Mosaic is LIVE!

Postby musk » 2015-Apr-Tue-11-Apr

This looks awesome. I like that the pieces are welded together into a single strand.
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Re: Mosaic is LIVE!

Postby frankv » 2015-Apr-Tue-13-Apr

Awesome. But $849! :cry:
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Re: Mosaic is LIVE!

Postby Mach-Chris » 2015-Apr-Wed-07-Apr

It is up there in price. But there are some things that should be considered if you want to go with a multi-color multi-material solution.

While multiple hotends would be more economical they would require more calibration in the long run and be prone to oozing issues etc.

There are a handful of hotends capable of 4 colors, like the kraken but the biggest thing that most people don't seem to consider is the travel requirements!

In my eyes, the main largest advantage to the mosaic system is that you don't limit your multicolor prints to a smaller travel area dictated by the spacing between each nozzle! Another largely important factor is that it is universal. It will works on most machines. So you can bring multicolor prints to multiple machines without having to retrofit all of them with something like the kraken. You could even premake the lengths of filament required for a multicolor print ahead of time and essentially have multiple machines making multicolor prints simultaneously using just the one unit. To me those are some major advantages that help to offset the cost.

Who knows, maybe with enough momentum and interest, they may be able to continuously reduce the cost in the future to a point that is more feasible. But that will likely only happen if they have sufficient demand/volume to be able to reduce costs by procuring materials in significantly larger quantities. Time will tell.

For now I will admit that I may be slightly biased because I've worked closely with these guys for awhile, and I'm prone to supporting Canadian endeavors :) But they are certainly an awesome innovative team of thinkers and just great people all around. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with next!
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Re: Mosaic is LIVE!

Postby Mooselake » 2015-Apr-Wed-11-Apr

Looks like you're comfortably past your goal. Good Luck!

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Re: Mosaic is LIVE!

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Re: Mosaic is LIVE!

Postby Mooselake » 2015-Apr-Wed-18-Apr

Better yet. When the deliveries (well, it is Kickstarter) are late the pitchforks won't be outside your door. :)

Cool looking device, but a bit too spendy for me (can't help it, Mrs. Moose has limits). With luck a later version will less expensive.

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Re: Mosaic is LIVE!

Postby thawkins » 2015-Apr-Wed-20-Apr

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