DyeMansion launches new Automotive and Neon colours at RAPID + TCT 2019
One of the key takeaways here at RAPID + TCT 2019 is that we’re beginning to see additive manufacturing as an entire workflow as opposed to just a 3D printer. Depending on your application, the final steps of the process becomes as important, sometimes more so, as any step in the chain.
DyeMansion has already cemented its place as one of the leaders in post-processing polymer parts, and here in Detroit, the German firm is launching a host of new colours aimed initially at two of its top sectors; automotive and lifestyle.
“Some of our earliest customers who made use of DyeMansion Print-to-Product technologies for serial production are from the Automotive and Lifestyle industries. While working closely with our customers, joint strategies are always about creating even more value to their businesses. So, I feel very delighted to now offer additional value creating products. Automotive and Neon Colors are only the beginning of providing more specific industry offers”, says Kai Witter, Chief Customer Officer at DyeMansion.
The automotive industry has strict requirements for parts to be fitted to interiors, taking into account factors like UV, extreme temperatures, scratch/rub resistance as well as colour consistency. The likes of Daimler has already trusted DyeMansion for the reproduction of spare parts and the post-processing outfit has built upon that experience for the first colour in the AutomotiveX range. The durable black is designed to match the sleekness and ruggedness of modern car interiors.
“Even finest textures, such as leather patterns, can be processed with our new Automotive Blackx by the usual DeepDye Coloring (DDC) process in the DM60 while retaining all details. Like any other of our colors, Automotive BlackX can be used with our contact-free color cartridges. As black is the most important color for automotive interiors, it was chosen to represent the new color range of Automotive ColorsX. However, this does not imply that the positive effects achieved are limited to black. More colors can be developed individually on request”, says Dr. Alena Folger, R&D Chemist at DyeMansion.
Besides the new tailored solution for a more stable black, DyeMansion is stepping on the gas when it comes to unseen vivid colors for Lifestyle products. With the new Neon ColorsX the color experts from Munich open up an even broader range of possibilities for footwear, sportswear and any other lifestyle applications that would like to stand out in the crowd.