I caved... Ordered the MMU 2.0 Upgrade for my Prusa i3 MK3

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  1. Supercharged_Z06

    Supercharged_Z06 2[H]4U

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    While I don't necessarily NEED a multi-material print capability, I really would LIKE the ability to seamlessly print something with a dissolvable support material baked right into the print job. (Added colors/other materials would just be an added bonus.)

    This video convinced me that I NEED this... heh! :)



    I held off on ordering the original MMU and I am glad I did. It appears that Prusa has completely redesigned it to address a bunch of issues that they had with the original design. The new design is simpler, appears more reliable and supports 5 materials instead of 4.

    They are back-ordered on this MMU 2.0 kit till November, so it'll probably arrive right around Thanksgiving. I don't mind, it really looks like it is worth waiting for. I also had a $20 discount code from their printer survey I wanted to use up anyway.
     
  2. smithkt

    smithkt Limp Gawd

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    Looks very cool. Not sure I can justify adding that to mine yet.
     
  3. Supercharged_Z06

    Supercharged_Z06 2[H]4U

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    Agreed, very cool but definitely not a necessity for most folks. The ability to print multi-color models is going to be neat and all, but what I'm really after is being able to use PVA on support structures like they demoed in the video. PVA is pretty pricey to begin with, so being able to just use a thin layer of the stuff where it is actually needed at the interfacing layer of the support structure is going to be a huge plus... that and loading up an almost empty spool and having it auto-switch unattended to the next spool during a print when the first spool runs dry is also a pretty enticing feature.
     
  4. Logan321

    Logan321 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Looks neat. You're brave (or the other thing) for pre-ordering hardware though. I rarely even preorder software anymore. Once hardware goes out the door, it's final version, unless you have to print pieces yourself to fix it. Fingers crossed there's no major issues or delays for you. :)
     
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  5. Supercharged_Z06

    Supercharged_Z06 2[H]4U

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    Technically, it's not a pre-order, more a back-order as they have already begun shipping this kit out. The Prusa folks are also pretty good about folding design updates/fixes into their production line items as well - they ship them with the very latest mods/improvements since they actually design, print and use and all their 3D printed parts in-house (and make any new design part changes freely downloadable as well.) By the time they ship this (~2 months), I expect they'll have any minor kinks worked out as well as the assembly documentation perfected. Not really worried here - if I do need to tweak anything, I've got a backup printer that can handle creating the needed part.
     
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