Thanks to the hard work of lab staff Ashton, our multi-color 3D printer is fully operational! Ashton assembled a Multi Material Upgrade unit to our existing Prusa printer, allowing it to manipulate five spools of filament during a single print job. Not only are multi-color prints possible, but dissolvable supports can be used for complicated prints. In the photo below, supports are printed in regular plastic in the first object (difficult to remove), the middle object as dissolvable filament for all supports, while the third photo uses dissolvable filament only in the areas touching the object, saving costly dissolvable filament.
Visit the 3D Lab to try multi-color printing! You can find ready-made object on Thingiverse here.