Multi-Color Modern Chess Set

by MosaicManufacturing Aug 31, 2017
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This looks pretty awesome. I'll post a make if I can once it's done.


This has got to be the worst use of multi-color printing ever.

For one, you can get the same effect from changing filament colors part-way through the print. You don't need a mosaic if all you're doing is changing filament at a certain part of the print.

For two, what does the color add to the set? Is the black part heavier? No. Is it a rubbery material so it grips better? Not necessarily? Magnetic? Probably not. So what does it add?

Forgive the criticism, but you've taken the most complicated way you can to accomplish practically nothing.

Besides that, though, the chess set is pretty. I may fuse the 2 parts together and use it for a filament test.

"you've taken the most complicated way you can to accomplish practically nothing"

You've literally just described 3D printing in general.

I for one love the style and wish I had a Palette.

Thanks for the feedback, cymon. We understand that this is possible with filament swapping, but we wanted to provide a print which is fun for both Palette/Palette+ and non-Palette/P+ users. You can definitely splice flexible material like TPU on the bottom to have it grip easier. We also do suggest changing the infill in the base to make it heavier! We encourage experimenting with other filaments (like woodfill or magnetic) to give it a neat look and other functions. To be honest, we just wanted to design and share something for the community that can be remixed and customized! But we're glad you think it's pretty!

Would it be possible for you to upload the combined files compatible with filament swap?
I'd love to print these but using the filament swap method is more practical for my application.
If you're not able to I'll be planning on modifying the files myself and uploading as a remix.
Thanks for the design!

Hey Phredie, we actually have some tutorial videos which show how you can combine these stl files in either Cura or Simplify3D. If you have either of these slicers, check out:

If you'd like for us to send you the combined files, shoot me an e-mail at jonny@mosaicmanufacturing.com and we can definitely create them for you!