After all the effort that goes into both digital design and the production of 3D models, showing them off with color is the finishing touch that can truly make an object stand out and shine. But achieving the perfect color–or even managing it at all–can often be a challenge, and especially with laser sintered 3D parts.
Over the last 18 months, the team at DyeMansion has been working to perfect colorization, enlisting the expertise of other specialists as they set a benchmark for the process, both unique to them. This process is also meant to not only offer high quality, but it actually significantly improves the laser-sintered parts–offering a durable coating.
Now, the innovative company is announcing Dr. Hans J. Langer as a new shareholder and angel investor. With this boost, the partners look forward to being able to further develop a process which became a market niche for them as far back as 2013, when founders Felix Ewald and Philipp Kramer teamed up with the idea to introduce their colorization technique.
“A stable, cost-efficient and scalable coloring solution is an essential component for further developing additive manufacturing applications. In DyeMansion, we have found a good technology partner for that purpose,” confirms Dr. Langer.
The partnership with Langer was prompted after he and Ewald were both present at the Munich 3D-Printing Cluster, which caters to the cause of ‘interdisciplinary networking’ amongst startups and prospective investors via established companies. Langer, founder of EOS and business angel to others as well, is known for a possessing a portfolio which encompasses a range of innovative companies within the 3D printing and laser technology industries.
“Ever since laser sinter technology has found increasing use in the production of additive manufactured serial parts, the demand for a simple, efficient and easily scalable coloring solution that provides not only high quality but also easily reproducible coloring results has intensified,” said Felix Ewald, CEO. “DyeMansion now offers exactly that solution. Thanks to the support of Dr. Langer and his group of companies, including the global market leader for industrial 3D printing technology, we now have the best possible conditions for making our vision a reality.”
- Infinite black
- Ocean blue
- Iceland green
- Shiny yellow
- Deep purple
- EOS red
- Swan grey
- Pinkest pink
With the range of colors and ability to add vibrancy to 3D models, their customers enjoy the bonus of improved strength in their parts afterward. The special process created by DyeMansion works in contrast to processes and lacquers applied in other techniques.
“The particular challenge was in coordinating the individual process sequence so that high quality and stable reproducibility are ensured in equal parts,” said Kramer.
- High quality surface
- Resistance to dirt, water, and abrasion
- Reduced yellowing
- UV stability and resistance against chemicals
In a matter of just two working days, the team at DyeMansion returns parts to customers with comprehensive color, polish, and waterproofing.
“We are working on a scalable and global solution so that our technology can be used by customers worldwide,” said Ewald.