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by Adalyn Ordono

Introduction

In this guide you will learn how to:

  • Access and print with gradient mode

Tutorial video coming soon, check back again later!

  1. Before utilizing custom print modes, ensure that your filament has been splice tuned. The Splice Tuning feature will help you find the ideal settings so your Palette 3 can create optimal splices. A guide on how to do this can be found here.
    • Before utilizing custom print modes, ensure that your filament has been splice tuned. The Splice Tuning feature will help you find the ideal settings so your Palette 3 can create optimal splices. A guide on how to do this can be found here.

    • Slice a single-body STL file in Canvas or a slicer of your choice.

    • On Palette's main screen, tap Print From > Custom Print > Gradient Mode

  2. Choose the heat, compression and cool values for the material being used.
    • Choose the heat, compression and cool values for the material being used.

  3. Choose the inputs to use for the print. Select the minimum and maximum length of your print. Load your GCode file into http://gcode.ws to determine filament length of your print.
    • Choose the inputs to use for the print.

    • Select the minimum and maximum length of your print. Load your GCode file into http://gcode.ws to determine filament length of your print.

    • Minimum Length: When your model is loaded, locate the layer that uses the maximum filament by layer (mm). Enter that value into the Minimum Length. This information can be located in the Layer Info.

    • Note: Palette's maximum splice length is 30 mm.

    • Maximum Length: Input the maximum length as a ratio of the minimum length. This would depend on how smooth you prefer the gradient to be.

    • Ex: If you want a ratio of 4:1 (4 layers of the first filament and 1 of the second), multiply the Min Length of the filament by 4 to obtain the value of the Max Length.

    • If you prefer smoother/more distinct colour changes, increase this ratio.

  4. Enter the total length of your model.
    • Enter the total length of your model.

    • Follow the prompts displayed on Palette's screen to begin the print!

    • Follow Palette's instructions to load the filament.

    • Once Palette is finished making the initial splices with enough filament to come out of the outgoing tube, insert this filament into the printer's extruder.

    • Jog the filament until you see filament come out of the nozzle, and then start the G-Code file on the printer.

Conclusion

If you have any additional questions, please send us a message at support@mosaicmfg.com!

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