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Tri-Colour Traffic Cone

by RepRapPro, published

Tri-Colour Traffic Cone by RepRapPro Feb 12, 2013

Description

Traffic Cone for Tri-Colour 3D Printers

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idolcrasher Yes, its the same cone, we've just modified it to have the base in a third colour. The new mini bowden extruder is available to download from the dev branch of our github repo https://github.com/reprappro/M.... You'll need a new hobbed insert, we should begin selling them as spares shortly.

Nice. Is this the cone used as an example in the slic3r homepage? Is your new Bowden extruder available for download?

camstuff You need a different STL file for each colour, normally we find its best to make one part/model file in the program of your choice, with a feature for each colour. Once you've built the entire model with every colour, just chop and cut out material or deactivate features until only one colour remains, save as an STL, and rinse repeat for the remaining colours. Then the STLs can be loaded into the RepRapPro Slicer software for printing - it's still beta but functional and print quality is improving by the day. We're working on modifications to Slic3r - it will do multi-colour prints - but it doesn't handle extruder changes very well at the moment. An openscad script for one of our test pieces is included in jmgiacalone 's link for reference.

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Instructions

Download, Print on a Tri-colour 3D printer such as a RepRapPro Mendel

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RepRapPro on Feb 14, 2013 said:

idolcrasher Yes, its the same cone, we've just modified it to have the base in a third colour. The new mini bowden extruder is available to download from the dev branch of our github repo https://github.com/reprappro/M.... You'll need a new hobbed insert, we should begin selling them as spares shortly.

idolcrasher on Feb 14, 2013 said:

Nice. Is this the cone used as an example in the slic3r homepage? Is your new Bowden extruder available for download?

rhys-jones on Feb 13, 2013 said:

camstuff You need a different STL file for each colour, normally we find its best to make one part/model file in the program of your choice, with a feature for each colour. Once you've built the entire model with every colour, just chop and cut out material or deactivate features until only one colour remains, save as an STL, and rinse repeat for the remaining colours. Then the STLs can be loaded into the RepRapPro Slicer software for printing - it's still beta but functional and print quality is improving by the day. We're working on modifications to Slic3r - it will do multi-colour prints - but it doesn't handle extruder changes very well at the moment. An openscad script for one of our test pieces is included in jmgiacalone 's link for reference.

jmgiacalone on Feb 12, 2013 said:

Beta software is described on the RepRap wiki here http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRapP...

camstuff on Feb 12, 2013 said:

how do you program for multi colours?

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