For a long time we have been talking about a new evolution within 3D printers, I am talking about the arrival of new multicolored and multi-material models, machines that are becoming more and more common although there is still a lot of development ahead since they are usually prone to jams and other problems. With Prometheus what it proposes DisTech Automation, a Canadian company specializing in 3D printing, is able to convert any type of normal 3D printer into a multi-material machine with a single hotend.
As you read it, we say that it is not necessary to make a new outlay to get one of these new and expensive machines, even to make use of Prometheus, especially for its installation, we would not need great knowledge in mechanics. As announced, we are talking about a innovative extrusion system that connects to the motherboard of any FDM 3D printer.
Prometheus transforms your 3D printer into a multi-material model
As you comment Eric Sammut, CEO of DisTech Automation:
Single-color, single-material 3D printing has always been the standard for low-cost 3D printers. The Prometheus system will increase the capabilities of these printers and allow them to produce multi-color objects, print with backing material, and create unique prints.
The Prometheus system solves all the problems associated with conventional extrusion methods. We believe that this new product will reach a new level in the 3D printing industry.
If you are interested in this system, tell you that the company will launch a campaign on September 6 through Kickstarter to seek financing. In this campaign they ensure that their hardware is compatible with Marlin and Repetier signature since this system uses Cura to generate the G-code that controls the change of filament.