Mosaic Manufacturing as this week unveiled a new 3D printer in the form of the Palette+, which is capable of multilateral printing from a single extruder. Palette+ is expected to start shipping on July 31st, 2017.
Building on the original Palette 3D printer the latest addition to the Mosaic range is priced at $799 offering a saving of $200 when compared to the original price point. Mosaic say this is due to improved manufacturing performance and testing efficiencies.
Palette+ can enable prints with up to 3 PLA-based filaments with Scaffold as the 4th. With Palette+, single-extruder printers can create multi-color and multi-material prints with highly complex geometries. Palette+ and Scaffold support prints with up to 500 splices.
Mosaic explains more :
Many Palette users have requested Palette support for flexible filaments. We’re happy to share that Palette+ is compatible with select TPU-based flexible materials when spliced with PLA. Flexible materials are useful to create end-use products and more realistic prototypes, and for a plethora of other cool uses. TPU can be used to simulate cartilage in a spinal cord, or to create pressable buttons on headphones. Using TPU with PLA can add new dimensions to your prints.
Flexible materials can be tricky to print with. This material group is rated for prints with up to 50 splices. We have good splicing algorithms and settings for a flexible polyurethane TPU with a Shore hardness of 91A. We’re working to optimize settings for a wider range of TPU filaments, and to improve consistency and reliability further .
For more information on the new Palette+ 3D Printer jump over to the official website for details by following the link below.