Filament coloring accesoire (Parametric)

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Filament coloring accesoire (Parametric) by 3daybreaker Jan 13, 2013
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This is a stand for 2 felt-tip markers, that color your filament on the go.

My results are best with white filament

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Update 19-01-2013:

I have changed the measurements a bit and re-wrote it to be generally parametric.

So you can easy finetune for your own brand of markers

(I removed W.I.P. status for now)

.STL file is for the item on the foto (In fact V2).

The SCAD file is v3, not printed yet.

Print with 15% infill, it need not be very strong. No support needed.

Print one stand and 2 marker caps.

It is designed for 1.75 mm filaments

Extra material needed:

  • piece of sticky velcro.

  • 2 rubber bands

Maybe drill the filament hole a bit, for droops may have fallen into it.

Drill a hole in the velcro for the filament.

Retract the filament from the extruder (hot only)

Feed the filament through the new stand and into the extruder again.

Slide down the the stand and fix with some double sided velcro tape, matching the filament holes of it with the extruder.

Put 2 markers in the support holes.

Put caps on the markers

add pressure to the caps by stretching the rubber bands over it to the hooks of the stand bottom.

Start printing.

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Can you suggest a good model for the marker? If possible one you can source internationally ;) The one I tried was green, but resulted in blue color, and was also not very effective (I have to color the filemant by hand all around...)

As per today, the code is sort of Parametric and can be tuned for most simple markers!

All: be advised that a new version will be published this week, with better fitting of the markers.

How does this work? When you print it melts the filament smaller than the origin size so I would think that you would just get striping of color in your print. I don't believe it would change the color of the whole print but I have yet to try this out.

You are correct, but it means that the color density will decrease. A dark blue marker will render the print light blue at that point. For more color pigment I use 2 markers. i am also developping a holder for 4 markers. The more ink, the better the color. But it will always be a mix of color with a lot of the original.

Interesting projedt.Could you post some pictures of the colored parts resulting from the marker coloring?

Have a look at thing 50750. I colored the top of the concrete container with 2 blue markers.