ABOUT

Our founding story and the team behind DyeMansion

DYEMANSION IS GLOBAL LEADER IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
FINISHING SYSTEMS FOR 3D-PRINTED POLYMER PARTS

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 for 3D-printed polymer parts. DyeMansion works with all major industrial, powder-bed 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.

OUR FOUNDING STORY

It all starts as a 3D-printing agency. Today, DyeMansion is established as global market leader finishing systems for 3D-printed polymer parts.
Learn more about our milestones on the way.

MAY 2013 
3D-PRINTING AGENCY TRINDO

The history of DyeMansion GmbH begins in 2013 in a small cellar in Munich. Felix Ewald and Philipp Kramer found the 3D-printing agency Trindo and start selling 3D-printed mobile phone covers with the corporate design of large companies – but what would be the story of a start-up without start-up difficulties? Trindo has to take back the first 200 mobile cases sold, as the color detaches and the customers’ trouser pockets gets dyed. In their search for a solution to this problem, the two young founders quickly discover the great potential of a technology for the industrial post-processing and coloring of additive blanks. The idea is born to develop an own coloring solution.

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FEBRUARY 2015 
THE BIRTH OF DYEMANSION

As the team no longer deals with mobile phone covers, but with the development of their own coloring solution, Trindo becomes the new company DyeMansion (to dye = coloring, mansion = villa). While Trindo continues to work as a 3D-printing agency, DyeMansion focuses on coloring 3D-printed polymer parts. An own on-demand coloring service is put into operation and customers can now have their raw parts colored in the ‘DyeMansion’ dyeing villa.

MARCH 2015 
STRATEGIC SUPPORT OF AM VENTURES

Every good idea needs someone to support it: Dr. Hans Langer, founder of EOS, world market leader for industrial laser sintering systems, recognizes the great potential of the idea and invests in the young company through his investment holding AM Ventures. The AMV team encourages the young entrepreneurs to develop an automated and scalable dyeing solution and gives decisive clues.

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NOVEMBER 2015 
PRODUCT LAUNCH DYEMANSION DM60

Less than nine months later, DyeMansion can celebrate the world premiere of their first product: at the world’s leading exhibition for 3D-printing, Formnext, the team presentes the world’s first fully automated coloring system, the DyeMansion DM60 for laser sintered plastics. DyeMansion wins the Formnext Start-up Challenge and can start DM60’s pilot phase with new possibilities, contacts and ideas.

SEPTEMBER 2016 
MOVING TO THE NEW DYEMANSION HQ

The continuously increasing demand in the finishing service, staff growth and big plans for the future need space. DyeMansion finds this space in a new 1000 square meter facility in Planegg-Munich. Since September 2016, the company can call this their ‘Mansion’.

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NOVEMBER 2016 
PRODUCT LAUNCH DYEMANSION POWERSHOT

It quickly becomes clear that a high-quality color distribution requires much more than just the coloring itself. DyeMansion expands the existing product portfolio with the DyeMansion Powershot series. To present the new ‘youngster’ appropriately, the team builds their first own exhibition stand for Formnext in Frankfurt.

MAY 2017 
DYEMANSION WITH ‘GERMAN ACCELERATOR’ IN SILICON VALLEY

With its product portfolio and innovative ideas, DyeMansion 2017 is able to assert itself against further German start-ups and wins the “German Accelerator Tech”, a program of the Federal Ministry of Economics to promote innovative tech start-ups on their way to the USA. DyeMansion can thus sniff for the first time American air and prepare the market entry into the United States with experienced mentors in the Silicon Valley during the summer.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 
DYEMANSION’S ‘PRINT-TO-PRODUCT’ WORKFLOW

Backed with a lot of inspiration from the USA and new ideas, the team presents the combined DyeMansion ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow for the first time: In combination with the DM60 coloring system, the two Powershot blasters complement each other to form a complete workflow that transforms a 3D-printed raw parts into a high-quality product in three steps. In a first step, the Powershot C provides the damage-preventive cleaning, in the next step the Powershot S delivers high-quality surfaces and in the third and last step, the DM60 colors the raw parts in every conceivable color.

NOVEMBER 2017 
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH EOS

Since November 2017, a strategic partnership is agreed between DyeMansion and EOS, the world market leader in industrial laser sintering systems. This partnership unites the production and finishing of additive products. EOS not only uses the DyeMansion ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow at its headquarters in Krailling, but will also actively support DyeMansion in the future to serve AM customers worldwide.

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MEET THE TEAM

  • Felix Ewald
    Felix Ewald CEO & Co-Founder
  • Philipp Kramer
    Philipp Kramer CTO & Co-Founder
  • Kai Witter
    Kai Witter Director Global Sales
  • Frank Nuding
    Frank Nuding Director Global Service Operations
  • Daniel Stroh
    Daniel Stroh Managing Director, North America
  • Maximilian Kraus
    Maximilian Kraus Sales, Europe & APAC
  • Michael Vollmuth
    Michael Vollmuth Inside Sales
  • Rahel Damaschun
    Rahel Damaschun Human Resources
  • Pia Harlass
    Pia Harlass Marketing
  • Jessica Schulz
    Jessica Schulz Online Marketing
  • Julia Kussl
    Julia Kussl Marketing
  • Johannes Karl
    Johannes Karl Finance
  • Benjamin Krause
    Benjamin Krause Accounting
  • Alexander Rossmann
    Alexander Rossmann Product Development
  • Markus Neininger
    Markus Neininger Product Development
  • Max Spes
    Max Spes Product Development
  • Manuel Fürst
    Manuel Fürst Quality Management
  • Kathi Spes
    Kathi Spes Coloring Service
  • Chris Polito
    Chris Polito Coloring Service
  • Giuseppe Saitta
    Giuseppe Saitta Coloring Service
  • Dominik Roth
    Dominik Roth Purchasing
  • David Kalusche
    David Kalusche Technical Service
  • Benjamin Pammer
    Benjamin Pammer Logistics
  • Tibor Koch
    Tibor Koch Process Engineering
  • Gabi Pammer
    Gabi Pammer Feel Good Manager
  • Espresso Machine
    Espresso Machine Workaholic

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Arno Held
    Arno Held Investor (AM Ventures)
  • Christian Kramer
    Christian Kramer Business Angel

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