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High-quality finish for SLS and HP MJF parts

With our coloring and surface finish, you help your 3D printed parts to a significant increase in quality.

3D printing parts that are worth seeing

Our finishing process allows you to fully utilize the advantages of 3D printing for visible parts as well. With us, you have the option of having small batches or highly individualized large batches produced without having to invest in expensive and complex production tools. There is no limit to the colors you can choose. Our color palette ranges from 31 standard colors to 170 RAL shades.

Colors for white parts (SLS)

Our colors were developed specifically for the 3D printing material PA2200 (a PA12 from EOS). Materials from other manufacturers show slight color deviations in the finish. Parts produced with the 3D printing technology Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) are particularly well suited for our coloring process.

Standard colors:

BLACK 01

GREY 02

VIOLET 03

BLUE 04

GREEN 05

RED 06

PINK 07

YELLOW 08

YELLOW 10

ORANGE 11

BORDEAUX 12

SKY-BLUE 13

NAVY 14

GREEN 15

ANTHRACITE 16

BROWN 17

RAL color shades:

Colors for gray parts (HP MJF, HSS, SAF)

YELLOW SHADES

ORANGE SHADES

RED SHADES

VIOLET SHADES

BLUE SHADES

GREEN SHADES

GRAY SHADES

BROWN SHADES

RAL1000

Green beige

RAL1001

Beige

RAL1002

Sand beige

RAL1003

Signal yellow

RAL1004

Golden yellow

RAL1005

Honey yellow

RAL1006

Corn yellow

RAL1007

Daffodil Yellow

RAL1011

Brown beige

RAL1012

Lemon yellow

RAL1013

Pearl white

RAL1014

Ivory

RAL1015

Light ivory

RAL1016

Sulphur Yellow

RAL1017

Saffron yellow

RAL1018

Zinc yellow

RAL1019

Grey beige

RAL1020

Olive yellow

RAL1021

Canola yellow

RAL1023

Traffic yellow

RAL1024

Ochre yellow

RAL1026

Glowing yellow

RAL1027

Curry yellow

RAL1028

Melon yellow

RAL1032

Broom yellow

RAL1033

Dahlia yellow

RAL1034

Pastel yellow

RAL1035

Pearl beige

RAL1036

Pearly gold

RAL1037

Sunny yellow

In addition to white parts, gray parts, such as those produced by the HP MJF, HSS or SAF processes, can also be prepared in the following standard colors. Due to the dark base color, however, no light shades are possible.

BLACK 01

ASH 02

STONE 51

GRAPE 52

ROYAL 53

DENIM 54

PETROL 55

FOREST 57

MEDOW 58

CAMEL 59

BRICK 60

BUBBLEGUM 61

HIBISCUS 62

RUBY RED 63

BURGUNDY 64

CHOCOLATE 65

For which applications is our 3D print finish particularly suitable?

Our high-quality surface treatment is excellently suited for small and highly individualized large series. Individual parts or very small quantities only make limited economic sense due to the minimum effort required. Whether it is also worthwhile for your parts, you can easily calculate yourself in the next section “Estimating coloring costs”.

With us, you can either color printed parts yourself or have them reworked, or obtain the entire print-to-product workflow from a single source via 3DBAVARIA.

Housing parts

Housing parts reflect the quality of their products. Convince your customers and use our finish for your add-on parts.

Consumer Goods

You want to offer individualized products? With our finish, you don't have to compromise on part quality.

Promotional item

You have an idea for an unusual promotional gift or want to shine at trade fairs? We help you with it.

and much more...

If you want to know if the finish is suitable for your application, your new product or your idea, please contact us.

Estimate dyeing costs

The following calculator offers you the possibility to roughly estimate the dyeing costs of your parts in advance. Please note that this is only a guide price. You will receive an exact price with a manual inquiry. The calculator is meaningful for all colors except for black (BLACK 01). Likewise, it is only the pure dyeing costs, because the 3D printing of your parts is not yet included. You can calculate the costs for this in our online 3D printing calculator. Likewise, the price for coloring in black can also be calculated directly based on your part in the online calculator.

 

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The finishing process of SLS and HP MJF parts

Several steps are necessary to achieve a first-class finish for 3D printed parts. The 3D printing itself is already the first decisive factor when it comes to a high-quality part surface. The starting material (PA12 powder) and its refresh rate, which is always the same, is just as important as the production on industrial 3D printing systems, which work precisely and reproducibly. In addition, an even and homogeneous de-powdering of the part is essential, because only with an evenly cleaned surface can an equally even finish be produced.

Step 1: Cleaning

The first step is to remove excess powder and powder caking from the 3D printed part. To achieve this, small glass balls are shot onto the parts. This is again done in our automated and gentle cleaning systems.

Step 2: Surfacing

After cleaning, the surface is smoothed by the surfacing process. This process step enables us to offer our customers market-ready products. Using a high-quality blasting material, the smallest valleys and mountains in the 3D printed parts are evened out and the surface is thus homogenized. The surface quality achieved in this way also leads to improved scratch resistance and is also the basis for perfect part coloring in your desired color.

Step 3: Deep Dye Coloring

The final step in the finishing process is coloring in your desired color. With our system, you have an almost limitless choice of colors. Benefit from the world’s largest color database! In addition to the numerous standard and RAL shades, your own color can also be developed in cooperation with the machine manufacturer. Our dyeing process is traceable and very accurately reproducible for many colors.