CANVAS Hub improves your 3D printing process by focusing on two main areas:
CANVAS Hub is based on a Raspberry Pi Zero and interacts with our customized version of OctoPrint, as well as Mosaic’s CANVAS multi-material software platform (learn more about CANVAS here: link).
CANVAS Hub enables the CANVAS software platform to communicate with your 3D printer and your Palette 2. This means that—with CANVAS Hub—you won’t have to worry about managing files on different SD cards or connecting your printer to your computer with a USB cable.
With CANVAS Hub’s WiFi connectivity and its connection to both your Palette 2 and your 3D printer, you’ll be able to manage your printing workflow wirelessly through the CANVAS web interface and Mosaic’s customized version of OctoPrint.
More specifically, you can use CANVAS Hub to control aspects of your 3D printer and your Palette 2 from your computer: load and unload filament, jog your extruder, start a multi-material print, and access CANVAS Material Profiles from your Palette 2.
By allowing your 3D printer and Palette 2 to communicate, CANVAS Hub provides a Connected Experience that ultimately simplifies your startup process and increases the reliability of your setup.
By using CANVAS Hub alongside Palette 2, you can bring your printers online and access entirely new functionality. As such, we’ve worked to construct and price CANVAS Hub in a way that makes it accessible to all, and we highly recommend it as a supplement to your Palette 2 for the best possible multi-filament printing experience.
This is just the beginning! Future plans for CANVAS Hub include auto-correct capabilities for lost calibration, broken splices, and any other print issues. More on this to come, so keep your eyes open for new announcements about CANVAS Hub.