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3D Printer + Dual Extruder Compatibility

Hello,

I am a beginner in 3D printing, and wanted to ask an unusual question:

There are currently 2 models that I am planning on buying soon: Either Modix 60X/120X, or Raise3D E2.

They both have good build volume with advance dual extrusion. I wanted to buy 2 Palette 2 for the dual units, and try to print multiple filaments: 1, 2, 4, 5, & 8 filament at any tasks.

First question is whether the Palette 2 will work on either Modix 60X/120X or the Raise3D E2?

Second question is whether this is possible for two Palette 2 to work on the same print with dual extrusions?

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Hey @colonelxz, thanks for reaching out. In general, Palette 2 has 3 requirements for compatibility: accepts non-proprietary filament which is 1.75 mm in diameter, recognizes files sliced in S3D, Cura, KISSlicer, Slic3r/Prusa Slicer, or CANVAS (our slicer), and has open access to filament feed (mm3d.co/printer-compatibility). It looks like both of these printers fit these requirements, so you are good to go.


However, please note that if you were interested in getting the CANVAS Hub as well as the Palette 2 in order to print in connected mode (mm3d.co/connectedprint), you would have to make sure that your printer is compatible with the Hub as well. You can do this by checking that the printer is compatible with OctoPrint and has a free USB-B port (mm3d.co/printer-compatability). If not compatible, you can still easily use Palette 2 without the CANVAS Hub in “accessory” mode (mm3d.co/firstprint).


Unfortunately, currently Palette 2 will only work on one of the extruders. We are working on creating GCode for multi extruder printers in the future though, so please stay tuned!

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I had the same question as @colonelxz , so the answer was useful/interesting. As a follow-up question, if using an IDEX printer that has purge buckets installed is it possible to get Pallete-2 to use a purge bucket rather than a purge tower?

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Hey Ian, thanks for the feedback. It is possible to use a purge bucket with Palette 2 if you enable side transitions. You can check out our how-to video for side transitioning here: mm3d.co/sidetransitioningvideo

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