The perfect complement to e-Manufacturing is e-coloring. Today, the color concept is being used more and more for the dyeing of laser sintered parts in polyamide and enables a higher efficiency for the nylon laser sintered parts. e-coloring does not just include dyeing rather all finishing solutions that make your parts real. With this innovative, environmentally friendly technology, every plastic laser sintered part is delivered in the desired color and quality. The parts retain all geometric, mechanical and thermal properties.
The colors used by CIPRES are resistant to light and UV radiation, as well as resistant to water and abrasion. Even sweat does not affect the color, which is needed for eyewear and jewelry. Particularly in the eyewear industry, laser sintered frames are increasingly being used in recent years because the models are adapted to colors and trends in the shortest possible time.
The dyes originate from the textile industry and are also used for the dyeing of polyamide fabrics. All dyes are powdery and can be mixed together, thus creating different new shades.
In order to achieve a good coloring of the components, careful and gentle cleaning of powder residues is necessary. This means while glass bead blasting, the components should be cleaned with even movements. Beam spots or spots that arise when the blasting head remains too close to the surface of the structure for a long time must be avoided since these become visible after staining.
Also, the components should not be touched without gloves, as fingerprints are also visible after staining.
- Color penetrates 0,3 mm deep
- abrasion resistant
- Long-term coloring
- the shape remains unchanged
- no surface preparation necessary
- Components retain their geometric and mechanical properties
- easy realization of series