Prusa’s Multi Material upgrade for the i3 MK2/s printer brings 4-color printing without compromising the single color printing quality and workflow.
You don’t have to commit to a particular extruder when slicing, which makes switching between colors as simple as selecting the appropriate extruder number in software. But be prepared: Multimaterial printing is a long process, especially by 3D printing terms.
Two nitpicky comments: the amount of wasted filament as part of the purge plate process, and upon canceling a print the filament is expelled by default.
The MK2S MM printer blew through our testing probes and then went on to dazzle us with its multicolor tricks. At a mere $299, the MM upgrade is a no-brainer.
|Prusa i3 MK2/S Multi Material||Prusa Research|
|Price as Tested:||$1,198 (kit only: $299)|
|Build Volume:||250×210×200mm (quad extrusion)|
|Bed Style:||Heated with PEI print surface|
|Temp Control:||Yes, extruder (300ºC max); bed (120ºC max)|
|Print Untethered:||Yes, SD card|
|Onboard Controls:||Yes, clickable scroll wheel with LCD|
|Host/Slicer Software:||PrusaControl and custom Prusa Slic3r|
|OS:||Mac, Windows, Linux|
|Open Software:||Yes, GNU GPLv3|
|Open Hardware:||Yes, GNU GPLv3|