Rencolor: New 3D printer for two filaments
The Rencolor is a new 3D printer that can print six colors using a special process. Color gradients should also be possible, which should open up new possibilities in visual design.
3D printers have long been able to print more than just one color in a single pass, although various 3D printers offer the option of using multiple filaments – in some cases, different materials can even be printed.
The Rencolor is a new 3D printer that can print different colors but only uses two filaments. These two filaments can be used alternately or mixed, which makes color gradients particularly easy to create. According to the manufacturer, the Rencolor can produce up to six colors and even color gradients from two filaments.
The manufacturer also offers a special slicer for this purpose, which should make it easy to define the color design even without much experience. The 3D printer is equipped with a 0.4 millimeter nozzle, although both the specified accuracy and the possible layer height are not unusual at 0.1 millimeters or between 0.1 and 0.4 millimeters.
PLA filament is supported, the possible printing speed is given as 30 to 120 mm/s. The print nozzle can be heated up to 250 °C and the print bed up to 100 °C. To at least somewhat shield the system from environmental influences, a plastic cover can be used. Objects with a size of up to 295 x 295 x 360 millimeters can be printed. The touchscreen is quite large at 4.3 inches.
The 3D printer is currently scheduled to be delivered to backers on Kickstarter from March 2024 for a contribution of around 339 euros. Investing in crowdfunding campaigns involves financial risks and backers still need to deal with shipping conditions.
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