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Obvious 3D printer technology based on 32. Changing the colour

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MY4777/MY5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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Changing The Color[edit]

jclawson (talk) 18:32, 1 December 2015 (PST)Josh Lawson

  1. Spray paint
  2. Wood stain
  3. Printed part plastic colors
  4. Screw material
  5. Rod Material
  6. Stained glass
  7. Wire colors
  8. Hand painted
  9. Sharpie
  10. Stickers
  11. Gold plated
  12. PlastiDip
  13. Zip tie colors
  14. Belt colors
  15. Camo
  16. Fabric dust cover
  17. Add lights
  18. Disco ball
  19. Carbon fiber coated
  20. Dye injected filament hot-end
  21. Wood burn
  22. Laser engrave
  23. Colored pencil
  24. Paintball gun splatter
  25. Wallpaper

Changing The Color[edit]

AustinHowland (talk)

Changing The Color[edit]

drhannah (talk) 10:28, 1 December 2016 (EST) Dan Hannah

  1. Change temperature to adjust color dynamically (move between hot and cold temperatures) Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  2. Change printing speed Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  3. Change concentration or consistency of printing material Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  4. Change lighting in printing environment with light sensitive material Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  5. Add multiple hot ends with multiple extruders Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  6. Print under difference pressures in a vacuum chamber Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  7. Add coloring agent after material is extruded Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  8. Use lasers to heat material after it has been extruded Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  9. Develop material to change colors at different temperatures and pressures Drhannah (talk) 07:42, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  10. Paint material as it is extruded Drhannah (talk) 07:46, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  11. Add multiple lasers with different wavelengths to shoot at part to change color Drhannah (talk) 07:46, 1 December 2016 (PST)
  12. Have rotatable build platform with multiple hot ends (each with a different color) located in a sphere around the build platform Drhannah (talk) 07:52, 1 December 2016 (PST)