Topic: 4 colors Robox + support material

RoboxDual Forums Feature Request 4 colors Robox + support material

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  • #36978
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    Jean-Noel CARMINATI @xmasjohn
    My Robox is a Blue Commercial Version
    France

    Hi all,

    does anybody know this feature called “THE PALETTE” ?!

    It allows to print up to 4 colors with…one head. I let you guys discover the thing.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mosaic3d/the-palette-3d-printing-evolved

    https://www.mosaicmanufacturing.com/

    How much effort would this be to implement this “addon” into automaker ?

    Cheers.

    JnO

    #36984
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    Henry @henry
    My Robox is a Blue Commercial Version
    Washington State USA

    According to their web site you require 4 things for Palette to work with your printer.

    1. Can use G code from Cura — Yes
    2. Can use 1.75mm PLA — Yes
    3. Can use non-proprietary filament —  Yes
    4. Have access to the filament feed — Yes

    So according to Palette it will work with Robox. I would contact them and ask the question.

    #36986
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    BHudson @bhudson
    I have both RoboxDual and other Robox versions
    Arizona, USA

    @xmasjohn @henry There is one requirement missing – the ability to print from an SD card. The Palette requires the ability for the printer to upload from that SD card per my understanding. I am still trying to learn how to work mine; the documentation is still pretty minimal, but there is a lot of custom g-code. Based on discussions I have had with Mosaic and CEL, the Robox and Palette are not currently compatible since they both modify the gcode for their own uses.

    I haven’t been able to come up with a way to work these two units together yet. Maybe once the documentation is more in depth I can figure something out.

    I operate two Betas and four Production Robox.
    I am the US/Canada Technical Support engineer for the Robox.
    See my 3D Hub site at https://www.3dhubs.com/phoenix/hubs/ben

    #36988
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    Henry @henry
    My Robox is a Blue Commercial Version
    Washington State USA

    They did pass the first test. But you are correct they do lack documentation.

    I was wondering how it would work with AM controlling Robox. The Palette software would need to modify the g code coming out of AM or g code would need to come from another source. It will be interesting to see how the communications work between Palette, Robox, and the computer.

    I do know that Simplify3D should be available for Robox soon. Looks like you were one of the lucky ones on Tiko.

    #36999
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    BHudson @bhudson
    I have both RoboxDual and other Robox versions
    Arizona, USA

    @henry My Tiko works, not perfectly, but it does work. I got a three hour print out of it when I stopped using their included PLA and used some good ColorFabb material. I had to design a reel holder for the spool though. I was able to repair the power jack and so far it seems to be working pretty well. It needs tweaking.

    If you look at the Tiko community there is a group who have tweaked their printers into operation, so there is promise with the idea and design. It just needs more work to get the kinks out.

    I operate two Betas and four Production Robox.
    I am the US/Canada Technical Support engineer for the Robox.
    See my 3D Hub site at https://www.3dhubs.com/phoenix/hubs/ben

    #37000
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    Henry @henry
    My Robox is a Blue Commercial Version
    Washington State USA

    Yes it looks like some people have figured out how to get good prints out of Tiko, but to late for the company. They are getting ready to fold with 25% or orders filled.

    #37079
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    Chris White @chrisyt

    @henry Where did this news from Simplify3D come from? they don’t speak to us…

    Pallette is a tricky one due to the valves as usual – Cura GCode would need two lots of post-processing, and as very few of our uses have one or are interested in one, it’s just not development worth us pursuing at the moment, sorry.

    #37087
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    Henry @henry
    My Robox is a Blue Commercial Version
    Washington State USA

    I have  been in contact with Simplify 3D Support and they have told me that they are working on a profile for Robox printer. You  may want to contact them and see how they are doing. I assumed that they were working with you on this endeavor.

    #37096
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    Terry Taylor @n6mon
    My Robox is a Green Kickstarter Early Bird
    San Lorenzo, Ca, USA

    @henry, I had a profile from S3D about 18 months ago, it did NOT work at all, hopefully they will actually get one working, now, but I am NOT folding my breath.

     

     

    Terry Taylor

    #37097
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    Mika @mikka
    My Robox is a Blue Commercial Version
    Finland

    Support from S3D would be awesome. 🙂

    #37110
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    Chris White @chrisyt

    @henry yeah, they’ve been telling people that for 3 years, but the reality is, without collaborating with us, they will not be able to provide support for Robox, and they are not speaking to us.

    #37119
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    Simon @simonhoult
    I have several commercial Robox units

    It would be great to have the control of Simpify3D with the Robox if only for basic features such as gcode print previews.

    However I can’t visualise how it would work very well. Some of the great things about the usability of the Robox are unique to AM such as the EPROM material recognition and filament library. Then you have the purge and all the maintenance options. AM does lots more than just slice. Also I can’t be only one that loves the way it works with multiple Robox and displays materials and temperatures etc. Surely all that would be lost with Simplify3D.

    What would be incredible would be bringing Simplify3D slicing into AM, a “PRO AM” if you will. I would pay extra for that!

    STEELMANS 3D PRINT.
    3D Hub: www.3dhubs.com/service/steelmans
    Website: www.steelmans3d.com

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