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Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

I thought I would share this with you all!

DisTech Automation has developed a new solution for multi-filament 3D printing called The Prometheus System which allows you to print 2 different filaments from a single nozzle. This enables you to print multi-color objects, print with support material, or create multi-material prints!

Here are some recent news articles about The Prometheus System:

https://3dprint.com/147493/prometheus-s … ckstarter/

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160830- … arter.html

http://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2016/8/30/ … d-printers

https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/pro … ter-95071/

https://www.3printr.com/prometheus-syst … r-0042071/

https://3druck.com/drucker-und-produkte … r-1848442/

http://www.cantechletter.com/2016/08/di … -campaign/

http://www.htxt.co.za/2016/09/01/the-pr … -printers/

Here are some pictures:

https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/013/376/058/d50d14a41e592e2a42f57f32602ecd0d_original.gif?w=680&fit=max&v=1471231011&q=92&s=a42f4f47560394ae0b7a0befdfc9271a

https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/013/209/797/e9c76d56567b3c7d5b43dc81313ddb28_original.gif?w=680&fit=max&v=1469761717&q=92&s=c308041d928fb0ca2ea6a8a1d9104696

https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/013/487/280/c6328c7a45b26e15139ad2277ebf40b4_original.JPG?w=680&fit=max&v=1472090564&auto=format&q=92&s=530543129c95413def112aa4f703e651

The Kickstarter campaign will launch on September 6th. You can sign up at http://distechinnovations.com/ to receive a Kickstarter launch notification and get the first pick of the discounted Early Bird rewards.

Let me know what you guys think of this new product!

**Intuitive MULTI-FILAMENT 3D Printing** -- Successfully Funded on Kickstarter!

I designed the Prometheus V2 Customizable All-Metal Hot End. Buy online

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

It looks neat! I think it might waste a lot of filament just to purge between colors, but it still looks like a straightforward design.

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

It looks neat! I think it might waste a lot of filament just to purge between colors, but it still looks like a straightforward design.

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@machinistjoe

While there is filament waste, all single nozzle solutions have some filament waste, so unfortunately it is unavoidable. However, the simplicity and quality is well worth it smile

**Intuitive MULTI-FILAMENT 3D Printing** -- Successfully Funded on Kickstarter!

I designed the Prometheus V2 Customizable All-Metal Hot End. Buy online

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

So what will the average price be after the KS is finished and I want to buy one directly?

3D Printing since the Cupcake (2009) and still addicted.
CT'c Duplicator Dual upgraded with MK10 extruders and Azteeg X3 Pro with Viki2 LCD with Marlin. Prints PLA, PET+, PETG, and ABS.

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@carl_m1968

We haven't determined the regular price after the Kickstarter campaign, but it will be significantly higher than the discounted Kickstarter rewards. I would definitely recommend backing the Kickstarter if you are interested in this product smile

**Intuitive MULTI-FILAMENT 3D Printing** -- Successfully Funded on Kickstarter!

I designed the Prometheus V2 Customizable All-Metal Hot End. Buy online

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

We just launched our Kickstarter campaign for The Prometheus System!

Click on the link below to visit the Kickstarter page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/81 … escription

We would really appreciate your support! smile

Cheers,
Eric

**Intuitive MULTI-FILAMENT 3D Printing** -- Successfully Funded on Kickstarter!

I designed the Prometheus V2 Customizable All-Metal Hot End. Buy online

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

so its basically just 2 bowden extruders and a "Y" pipe for the ptfe to plug in to, and then a single j-head. I see copies springing up. Hows it work on flexible material?

Sd4 #9080 with a glass bed. E3d chimera duel extruder. Paste extruder , Ramps 1.4, octopi wireless print server. Lawsy carriages. linear bearings. Y axis direct drive, Kinect scanner
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hotrod96z28
Filastruder #?
Custom Delta 300mm x 600mm

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Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Kronikabuse

It is not nearly as easy as it looks.

People have indeed been trying this for a long time but nobody has got it working reliably...except us! Please take a read through our campaign page to see how we dealt with the difficulties associated with this approach to multi-filament 3D printing!

As for flexibles, we have tested it with Taulman PCTPE (flexible nylon) with great results. I would not recommend using Nijaflex since it is a bowden system, but semi-flex should be a good alternative.

Cheers,
Eric

**Intuitive MULTI-FILAMENT 3D Printing** -- Successfully Funded on Kickstarter!

I designed the Prometheus V2 Customizable All-Metal Hot End. Buy online