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by RP Iron Man
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

We are having a Christmas Sale at DisTech! We are offering a 15% discount on all orders placed through our online store! Sale ends  Wednesday, December 20 . Our Christmas Sale is the perfect time to buy a Prometheus System or Prometheus V2 for your printer in time for the new year!  Head over to our...
by RP Iron Man
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

Just a heads up: We are offering a 15% discount on all orders during this Black Friday weekend! If you have been waiting to purchase a Prometheus System or Prometheus V2 for your printer, now is your chance. Use the discount code  BF2017 at checkout to receive  15% off your order: https://www.distec...
by RP Iron Man
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

After a few weeks of beta testing, the Prometheus System is now officially compatible with Simplify3D! "FilaSwitch": Simplify3D G-Code Post-Processor We would like to give special thanks to our Kickstarter backer named Pekka (aka. “spegelius” on our forum) for developing the "FilaSwit...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@joe - I am sure you can understand that some things were out of our control... At the time, we expected the Simplify3D development team to make the few small necessary fixes by the time the Early Bird rewards shipped. This was totally reasonable at the time since these changes did not involve a lot...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

It’s been a while since the last update. We have been working hard over the past few months since fulfilling the remaining Kickstarter rewards in March, and we have some exciting news! We are proud to announce the release of the Prometheus System (E3D V6 Upgrade)! You can view the promo video by cli...
by RP Iron Man
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Tincho85 Hi Martin, We have tested them over long periods of printing with no issues! We have done several hundreds of hours of testing on a single set of extruders. The PMMA (acrylic) extruder body is designed to handle all of the stresses involved in extrusion. In addition, the geared extruder mo...
by RP Iron Man
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!
Replies: 152
Views: 34145

Re: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!

The 5:1 gear ratio allows for rapid movements without skipping steps. Unfortunately, this would not be possible using the EZstruders. The filament switching does add a few seconds to each layer, and the hot end requires slightly more purging (about 70mm^3) However, this is the tradeoff for the highe...
by RP Iron Man
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@TwoTone

The distance is about 15.5mm. Let me know if you need any more info!

Cheers,
Eric
by RP Iron Man
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

We use CURA slicer to generate our prime towers and they are about 19mm squares when printing with 0.2mm layer height (equivalent to about 70mm^3). I agree that the color change on infill and inner perimeter would be a big win as it saves both the filament that is wasted with prime towers and also t...
by RP Iron Man
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@mhackney I would be happy to answer your questions The switching volume for a color change is about 70mm^3 if you want perfectly clean transitions (no traces whatsoever of the other color). Keep in mind that this is an estimate and depends on the materials/colors you are printing. As for the filame...
by RP Iron Man
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Nylocke In testing, we used a 600mm bowden tube length from the top of the ProFeeder to the output from the extruders. Of course, the shorter the bowden tube the better! I can't say for certain when these components will be available on our site. I do not want to offer the components individually i...
by RP Iron Man
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Nylocke

The advantage of using KETRON HPV PEEK plastic is that it is incredibly strong. I have not had it ever bend or break and there have been times when I was adjusting something and my hand slipped and knocked into it. It is very sturdy so that shouldn't be an issue :)
by RP Iron Man
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@joe Thank you for your support! We just launched our Kickstarter campaign for The Prometheus System! Click on the link below to visit the Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/811909269/the-prometheus-system-intuitive-multi-filament-3d/description We would really appreciate your su...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Glacian22 The Y is actually 3D printed from Nylon Alloy 910. The "Filament Guide" is the part that connects the Y to the hot end and is custom machined from KETRON HPV - Bearing Grade PEEK. There are a number of reasons for choosing this material. Our early prototypes used machined PTFE, ...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@KAS

Yes. that way only 1 filament is fed into the hot end at a time.
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

Here are some recent news articles about The Prometheus System! https://3dprint.com/147493/prometheus-system-kickstarter/ http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160830-multi-filament-extruder-system-the-prometheus-set-to-launch-on-kickstarter.html http://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2016/8/30/prometheus-a-new-two...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Nylocke

In terms of flexible filaments, I have printed with Taulman PCTPE (flexible Nylon) with great results!

I have not tried Ninjaflex yet with The Prometheus System. Keep in mind that it is a bowden system, so I would recommend using semi-flex for easier printing.
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@KAS

The Kickstarter campaign will launch tomorrow (September 6th) so I will post a link to the live campaign here as soon as it goes live!
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Nylocke I understand your reasoning, however, the extruders are also a very important part of the system and are required for it to work well. The extruders have a 5:1 gear ratio so that they can reliably execute the rapid movements required for filament switching. In addition, they are designed to...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Nylocke The "y" is indeed a printed part, however, the filament guide that connects the "y" to the Prometheus Hot End is custom machined from a specific material (KETRON HPV PEEK plastic) and is the key component that you need. For the campaign, I am only offering complete upgra...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

Re: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

@Glacian22 I am glad that you are excited! Tomorrow is the big day @d1rron I think this system will be a very good fit for the Rostock Max in particular because of the low moving mass (~65g). I currently run a custom delta similar to the Rostock with a hanging extruder with great results However, ke...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!
Replies: 51
Views: 12862

The Prometheus System - Intuitive Multi-Filament 3D Printing!

I have some exciting news about a new product that we have been working on The Prometheus System! http://distechinnovations.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/img1.jpg DisTech Automation has developed a new solution for multi-filament 3D printing called The Prometheus System which allows you to print 2 ...
by RP Iron Man
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!
Replies: 152
Views: 34145

Re: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!

It has been a while since I last posted here. It's good to be back! For the past several months, we have been working on an upgrade for the Prometheus Hot End called "The Prometheus System" which is a unique solution for multi-filament 3D printing! This will allow you to print multi-color ...
by RP Iron Man
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!
Replies: 152
Views: 34145

Re: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!

I thought I should let you all know, DisTech is having a Christmas sale!

Buy your 3D printer a shiny new Prometheus V2 for Christmas and use the discount code: XMAS10OFF at checkout for a 10% discount!

Merry Christmas and happy printing!

Eric
by RP Iron Man
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!
Replies: 152
Views: 34145

Re: Prometheus Hot End: Customizable All Metal Hot End!

Hey Guys, Thomas Sanladerer recently did a review of the Prometheus V2 hot end. Tom is well known in the 3D printing community for his honest and objective reviews. It looks like Prometheus passed the test! Check out Tom's review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TJTh83tlg Happy printing! Eric

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