Aug 18, 2014

3D4C multicolor 3d printer with CMYK filament mixing





3D4C is a new multicolor 3d printer which implements mixing of CMYK filaments to get desired colors in output object. This feature has never been implemented fully in mainstream FDM DIY 3d printer with many claiming they have achieved it successfully. We will see in the future if this one makes it.

Key features according to the developers:
  • The first truly 4 colors blending 3D printer.
  • Unique color blending hot-end extruder: provide accurate color blending.
  • Unique compact design, laser-cut cold-end extruders (4 units): ensure powerful and accurate filament delivery for 3D printing.
  • Original design Dual Building Platform with heat-bed: Platform 1 - MK3 Aluminium heat-bed. Platform 2 - 2mm laser-cut aluminium platform for large PLA printing (250 x 250 mm).
  • Special design electronics board: with 7 drivers to control 7 stepper motors.
  • Full metal parts: to provide accurate and fast printing, all parts are made of metals, probably the first of its kind. (except PTFE tube, couplings and belt)
  • Laser-cut Aluminium casing: to accommodate 7 stepper motors with a compact design, we use 2mm laser-cut brushed aluminium to ensure a stable framework for printing.
  • 0.4mm & 0.8mm dia. nozzles: the first 3D printer provide 0.8mm nozzles to enable extreme speed printing. The 3D4C printer can do that because it has a solid framework and accurate filament delivery system. All 3D4C printers come with 2 nozzles for different applications.
  • Seamless original design
  • Thanks to the original design, the 3D4C is the cheapest color 3D printer ( even compare to 2 color printers ) available in the market.



3D4C technical specifications and comparison with Replicator 2X: 




3D4C 3d printer is on Kickstarter now where you can get it for £850 ($1,445) as early supporter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3d4c/innovative-3d4c-full-colors-3d-printer

Someone asked me and here is the answer: CMYK stands for colors it uses cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black).