DyeMansion is a Munich, Germany-based company that offers a variety of high-volume finishing systems for an easy ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow that transform raw, 3D printed parts into high value consumer and industrial products. With the ability to provide precision coloring and finish to the most exact specifications, DyeMansion technology is already trusted by more than four-hundred customers, including leading global manufacturers in diverse industries, such as eyewear, automotive, retail, medical, and sports equipment. That’s why DyeMansion has quickly established itself as the global leader in additive manufacturing finishing systems. DyeMansion works with all major industrial, powder-based 3D printing systems, including EOS, HP, 3D Systems and Prodways and can deliver high-volume production for anything from luxury sunglasses to mission-critical automotive parts.
DyeMansion was founded in 2013 and initially started as a 3D service provider for additive manufactured mobile phone accessories. Under the name Trindo, the two founders Felix Ewald and Philipp Kramer started selling mobile phone covers that reflected companies’ corporate designs. After they recognized that the color came off in the pockets of their customers and that there was a great need of post-processing in the whole industry,
they began developing an own coloring solution. This way, Trindo became DyeMansion. The DyeMansion team growed and the young company started offering an on-demand coloring service that insists until today. Trindo was handed over internally to Bennet Klein and Simon Salowsky.
In 2015, EOS-founder and former CEO Dr. Hans Langer invested in the company, which was a great honor for the young team and reinforced their vision even further. Since then, the Munich-based company has been successfully engaged in dealing with a hardware solution for coloring additive manufactured plastics. This coloring solution was optimized in cooperation with some major service providers in the industry, such as FKM or Materialise for one year.
The very first product and core technology of the DyeMansion ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow has gone into serial production in September 2016 – the DyeMansion DM60, a fully automated coloring system for powder-based additive manufactured plastics. It is now used by many customers onsite in their production facilities all over Europe.
Soon it became clear that it needs a lot more of pre- and after-treatment of the surface to achieve a high value look and feel. So DyeMansion expanded their product portfolio and thus completed their ‘Print-to-Product` workflow with two further efficient systems: the DyeMansion Powershot C, an automated and damage preventive depowdering system and the DyeMansion Powershot S for a blasting step after the coloring that compacts the surface of the parts and provides better functional and visual surface properties. The two Powershot systems were launched in November 2016.
Since July 2017, DyeMansion is also based in Silicon Valley to provide their complete ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow to the US market in future as well. Within the German Accelerator program, that supports German tech startups to expand their business to the United States, the German company already managed a good start.
In our new head office in Planegg near Munich we now have 1.000 square meters of space to realise new ideas and solutions. Not only the office space has grown, but also our coloring service. With four DM60 coloring systems and two DyeMansion Powershot systems in daily use, larger amounts of parts are possible without problems.
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