Today, Mosaic Manufacturing launched its multi-material 3D printing ecosystem. This ecosystem includes Palette 2, the CANVAS Software Platform, and CANVAS Hub. CANVAS is the industry’s first multi-material 3D printing-focused software that enables multi-material 3D printing by non-technical users. Palette 2 is a hardware product that integrates with 3D printers enabling multi-color and multi-material 3D printing. It is now available on Mosaic’s website starting at a pre-order price of $499.
Mosaic is excited to also announce that MakerGear, Raise3D, Dremel, Robo 3D, gCreate, and MAKEiT are all Palette 2 and Palette 2 Pro integration partners. These companies will be launching 3D printers with integrated Palette 2 experiences, so that users will have access to multi-material 3D printing as a native feature.
Although most 3D printers are capable of producing intricate pieces of work, they are limited to printing single color, single material parts. Palette 2 enables 3D printers to combine flexible materials, soluble materials, rigid materials, and different colored materials in a single print. The ability to print in multiple materials enables designers, engineers, and manufacturers to harness 3D printing in entirely new ways to directly print high-value parts.
“Palette 2’s integration model is similar to the Intel Inside approach in personal computing,” said Co-Founder and CEO Mitchell Debora. “In the same way that Intel’s processors made computers powerful enough to be useful for ordinary people, Palette 2 makes the output of 3D printers substantially more valuable and relevant to a larger market.”
Palette 2 is universally compatible with nearly all filament-based 3D printers on the market. Palette 2 can be used alongside a user’s existing 3D printer, or can be integrated directly into a 3D printer by the printer’s manufacturer.
Mosaic has already placed thousands of units of its previous products, Palette and Palette+, in users’ hands in more than 40 countries around the globe. Palette 2 is the first product in the 3D industry to be able to integrate into a 3D printer’s workflow to create a “one click print experience”, thereby providing non-technical users with access to multi-material 3D printing.
Palette 2 unlocks a new level of performance, reliability, and ease of use over Mosaic’s previous products, Palette and Palette+. It also features an upgraded color touch screen, auto-runout detection, and Mosaic’s next generation of solid-state filament splicing technology.
Alongside Palette 2, Mosaic has developed a multi-material cloud software platform – CANVAS. Current slicing software programs on the market were designed for single material machines, and force users to go through four times the work to create a four color multi-material print. CANVAS was designed from the start to streamline multi-material workflow, automating and simplifying the process to enable anyone using a 3D printer to access multi-material slicing.
“The CANVAS platform features the industry’s best user experience for multi-material printing, version control for print settings, and data-driven setting optimizations, and it will soon enable users to ‘paint’ and colorize 3D printable files in a simple, intuitive way,” said Co-Founder and COO Chris Labelle. “We’re excited for Palette 2 and CANVAS to elevate the industry and become the standard in quality 3D printing.”
Palette 2 will be available on the company’s website from August 21, 2018 for $499 USD. Mass production is already underway and the first batch of Palette 2’s are estimated to ship by the end of September. Media wishing to interview Mosaic Manufacturing personnel should contact PR agent, Jackson Wightman at +1 (514) 605-9255.