Co Print 3D Multi Filament Module: Easily 3D Print Multi-Color (Kickstarter)
Wow, how did this pass me by. In cooperation with Creality3D, Co Print 3D is launching their “Multi-Filament Module” as a Kickstarter campaign.
What does the Co Print 3D Multi-Filament Module promise?
“Multi-color 3D printing!” – that’s a headline that might lure some of you behind the stove – it did me … 3-4 years ago at least. At the same time, I would like to directly ask the question critically: Do we need it? In the first moment it sounds cool, but is e.g. the two-color print of a Creality3D CR-X or LOTMAXX SC-10 SHARK now the “earth-shattering improvement”? Often one color is enough (components, mounts or small gadgets) or you might even paint them by hand with dozens of colors (gift ideas, tabletop figures, etc.) in the aftermath (after filling, sanding and polishing).
After all, the Co Print 3D module can print a remarkable 7 colors, or 7 filaments, in one process! At the same time, the module looks solidly made (at least in the pictures) – with a focus on simplicity/usability.
The module is simply “clipped” onto the aluminum profiles or the frame and the mounting is finished. This makes mounting a bit more difficult for 3D printers that have a housing. On the other hand, you are of course not limited to Creality 3D printers, such as the very popular Ender-3 V2.
Of course, there are already other solutions besides the dual-color printer. For example, the Mosaic Palette 3 module (4-color), or the Palette 3 Pro module (available at the end of January 22) has already been a bit of a buzz in the (nerd) press. However, the price is about twice the price.
Other limitations of Co Print 3D (and other solutions) are that you are still using FDM printing technology (with all the pros and cons, logically) and you have a Bowden extruder.
As a long time 3D printer nerd, I honestly wanted to give this to you all, on the other hand I am just the nerd and find this China gadget exciting! Let’s see if we can get our hands on a copy of the Co Print Multi-Filament Module ;-). Currently there are 330 backers, the production will start in January 2022 and in March it will be shipped.
I will keep you up to date!To the gadget