3D Printing

Full Colour 3D Printing

Develop-it now offers a full colour 3d printing service.

Significant investment in a brand new 3d Systems CJP 660Pro strengthens our portfolio of services by producing full colour models in sandstone material. Photo-realistic full colour models and sculptures can be produced in addition to standard monochrome parts.

Many of our Customers have strict requirements around the protection of their IP, so all parts are produced on-site at our Canning Vale location and nothing is outsourced. Private direct upload links are emailed individually and all files are hosted on our Drop Box.

Our printer uses binder jetting technology to solidify individual layers of fine powder. Adding colour to the binding agent means these individual layers of the model can be coloured in the same way as an inkjet printer prints onto paper. Subsequent layers of powder are laid down and fixed with colour binder until the model is complete. This produces the most amazing full CMYK colour models in 600 x 540 DPI resolution ready to be finished.

Because layers of powder are spread evenly across the entire bed of the machine, any powder that is not bound forms the support structure for the model. This results in complex shapes being easily achievable without the need to remove intricate support structures or deal with the surface finish issues these structures impart on the model. All of the unused powder is recovered by the machine and is recycled ready for use in the next print run. The technology leaves almost no waste which is great for the environment and means our Customers are not paying for material they never see.

Once complete, the models are transferred to our finishing station where they are infiltrated with a choice of materials that penetrate into the model, strengthening the structure and bringing out the vibrant colours.

The process is the fastest available, with a maximum 254 x 381 x 203mm part size and a 28mm per hour vertical print speed, parts can be produced in a fraction of the time it would take other competing technologies. This is why our process is perfect for monochrome models as well.

We continue to offer all other additive manufacturing and 3D printing processes through out network of partners including…

  • SLA
  • SLS
  • FDM
  • Jetting
  • Machining

 


 

Contact us today to upload models or discuss your specific requirements.