Palette 2S and Palette 2S Pro: The most reliable Palette yet
Since we launched Palette 2 and Palette 2 Pro in August of 2018, we’ve received an incredible amount of feedback and input from our user base on how we could make your experience even better. This feedback was the driving force behind our June release of CANVAS Paint, and our release today of Palette 2S, Palette 2S Pro, and the CANVAS Hub S. This post will dig a bit deeper into the changes we made, why we focused on those areas, and what you should expect in the months to come.
Updated internals of the P2S Pro featuring the Splice Core S Pro With Palette 2S and 2S Pro, we’ve focused on reliability, ease of use, and overall user experience. We’ve gone through the core systems of Palette 2/2 Pro, optimized them, and endurance tested in order to ensure we’re able to keep raising the bar when it comes to multi-material 3D printing. Check out some of the biggest changes below: Increased Splicing Speed There’s a number of things that affect the maximum speed you can print at - your layer height, your model, as well as Palette’s splicing speed. When printing with larger layer heights (such as .3), or very small pieces, you may need to decrease your print speed to ensure Palette 2 could keep up. We’ve been hard at work to solve this problem, and are really excited to announce the new Palette 2S and 2S Pro splice cores! We know that you never want to slow your print speeds down when printing with Palette, and the latest iteration of splice cores will allow you to have more flexibility to keep your print settings. Both of these Cores allow your Palette 2S and 2S Pro to splice 10% faster than their predecessors.
Internal shot of the new Palette 2S This will give you the leg up when printing with higher speeds, and save print hours on all your future parts! Pre-Uploaded Firmware When we first shipped Palette 2 in late 2018, we were under very tight timelines. Managing the process of manufacturing, shipping and fulfillment to our customers across the globe wasn’t an easy challenge. In order to hit our deadlines, we did have to make a compromise - we asked users to upload firmware to their product upon receiving it. This caused an additional step that you would have to do when you would receive your product, and to be honest, resulted in an experience that was suboptimal. With Palette 2, we’ve had another year of development time under our belts, and are really glad that users will no longer have to go through this process. Being able to take your Palette 2S/2S Pro out of the box, and immediately begin printing will give you the seamless experience we know you want. Optimized Drive Arms When originally designing Palette 2, one of the things that was incredibly important to us was that the user be able to easily view and access the filament path. Occasionally, more brittle filaments can break in this path, and being able to view and remove this filament quickly was a huge part of a good user experience. With Palette 2, the only portions of the filament path you can’t see directly are the sections in the splice core, as well as the drive arms. In addition to this, the arms have been modified in order to more reliably drive material. The most noticeable change comes with softer materials like TPU or PVA. With Palette 2S and 2S Pro, the drive arms now more consistently control the material path, giving you more accurate and dependable control even at higher speeds. Updated Filament Sensors Design & visual appearance is an incredibly important aspects of our product line, and while we were making changes to the functional aspects of Palette 2/2 Pro we wanted to give it a bit of an aesthetic update as well. With this in mind, we made a small change to update the internal face of your Palette 2, upgrading all of the LED’s on the filament sensors to white. Additionally, we made a modification to the placement of the physical switch on the board, helping prolong the life of the sensor. This gives a fresh and new look to the inside of your product, especially important since we’ve been told many of our customers run their Palette 2 and 2 Pro’s with the lids off.
EXPLORE MULTI-MATERIAL PRINTING: SOLUBLE, DURABLE, FLEXIBLE, COLORFULTurbocharge your printer with Palette 2. Palette 2 combines four filaments and feeds them into your printer in real time, no modifications required.
- Print impossible overhangs with water-soluble support.
- Make heat- and water-resistant models in four colors of durable PETG.
- Create functional, end-use products by combining PLA with a flexible TPU.
- Improved hardware design helps to create consistent and reliable bonds between filament.
- Color touchscreen includes built-in Gradient and Pattern modes.
REDISCOVER YOUR PRINTERPalette 2 works with most filament-based printers. Find out if your printer is compatible with Palette. How does it work? Palette 2 takes up to four filaments and combines them into a single filament strand. This strand is then fed to your printer, enabling your single-extruder printer to create multi-filament prints!
- Drive: Palette 2’s all-metal drive systems, inspired by those on industrial FDM machines, accurately control filament to ensure the right lengths are driven from each input.
- Cut: A rotary cutter system slices filament to ensure a clean, low-resistance cut, time after time.
- Connect: Palette 2’s updated Splice Core connects filaments together end-to-end before passing them through a machined PTFE (Teflon) channel and splicing them together.
- Cool: The newly spliced filament is passed to our buffer are to cool and ensure that it keeps tight dimensions before being passed to your printer.
Unit Weight 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs.) Unit Dimensions 23 x 20.4 x 8.4 cm (9" x 8" x 3.3") Shipping Weight 7 kg (15.4 lbs.) Shipping Box 41 x 27 x 23 cm (16" x 11" x 9") Supported Feedstock Size 1.75mm (0.069 IN) FFF Filament Compatible Operating Systems Windows, Mac, Linux (Tested on Ubuntu 16.04) Data Interface Canvas Hub (USB) or SD Card Splicing Technology Splice Core 1.0, Solid State Splicer Ambient Operating Temperature 15 - 30°C (60-86°F) Filament Production Speed 120 - 214 mm/min Control Board 32-Bit ARM Processor Control Interface 3.2" Color Touch Screen 240x320 Pixels Consumables Filament: Not Included Splice Core Tubes: 3 Included Included Spare Parts Some Spare Parts Provided Limited Warranty 12 Months or 25,000 Splices Power Requirements 12V DC, 3A Max Power Adapter Input Requirements 100 - 240V (50/60Hz) 1.5A Power Adapter Compatibility USA, UK, AU, EU Mechanical 6 x Nema 17 Stepper Motors Update Connection USB (Cable Included)