DM60

The world's first coloring system for additive manufactured plastics.

USING THE DM60 IS THAT EASY:

  • SCAN CARTRIDGE

    Thanks to our color cartidges no manual pigment handling is necessary.

  • INSERT PARTS

    Insert the white parts together with the cartidge inside the basket.

  • START DM60

    With pressing the Start button the coloring process begins.

  • AUTOMATED PROCESS

    The process is fully automated and takes 2.5 hours per run.

  • REMOVE PARTS

    After the coloring process you just have to remove the colored parts out of the basket.

As plug & play system the DM60 coloring system is very user-friendly and provides reproducible coloring results. All color pigments and additives are inside our color cartrigdes. These cartidges are available in four different sizes (S, M, L, XL) and should be chosen according to the volume of your parts. The process cycle is very easy. First, the cartridge is scaned by the integrated RFID reader. After that you put it in the basket of the DM60 together with the parts you would like to dye.

Submerged in a water bath, the dye stuff penetrates the plastic through a chemical reaction under pressure and heat. The penetration depth of the dye stuff in our optimized dipping method is typically 0.2 mm and can even be enhanced using our intensive color penetration solution. In the process, no material application occurs and the method can be used regardless of geometry – an important point in the field of additive manufacturing.

THESE ARE THE BENEFITS OF OUR COLORING SOLUTION:

For the first time, it’s possible to show almost every RAL and Pantone color on laser sintered parts with the DM60 coloring machine. Beside our 17 standard colors also RAL and Pantone codes can be dyed in the DM60. Custom color developments based on color samples are also possible.

With using our DM60 coloring machine you will have access to our color library with over 400 different RAL and Pantone colors that we developed so far. Contact us directly if you’re interested in a custom color!

Parts that are colored with DyeMansion technology are skin-safe. Some of these products like 3D printed eyewear or ortheses are in daily use since more than two years now.

The DyeMansion coloring solution can be used for parts of all geometrics. Even very filigrane or complex parts geht through the coloring process without any problems.

Submerged in a water bath, the dyestuff penetrates the plastic through a chemical reaction under pressure and heat. In this way the dye reaches spots that cannot be colored homogeneous with a painting.

Due to the chemical reaction that occurs between dye and material, the parts retain their geometric properties. Unlike if painting the parts, there is no material layer.

The penetration depth of the dyestuff in our optimized dipping method is typically 0.2 mm and can even be enhanced using our intensive color penetration solution.

The whole process and our special dyes and additives are based on laser sintered materials. Thus, the dye stuff and the additives allow us to achieve a high UV-resistance. Our colors not only stay fresh for a long time, but an unwanted “yellowing” on SLS parts is substantially reduced.

Porous and vulnerable parts turn into high quality finished products that set a totally new qualitystandard with their longevity. Some of our colored products are in daily use since more than two years and their color is still UV-stable and brilliant.

MATERIALS.

  • PA12 (PA2200, PA2201, PA2210, PA3200GF)
  • PA11 (PA1101)
  • TPU

The technology and process parameters of the DM60 dyeing machine are designed specifically for the two most frequently used plastics in additive manufacturing, PA11 and PA12. In addition, we also have experience with other plastics which upon request can also be colored at a corresponding temperature in the DM60, including: TPE, PrimePart, PA6, Alumide, PP, ABS, and many more.

Contact us directly if you would like to color some of these or other materials!

TECHNICAL DETAILS.

Variable dyeing volumes S, M, L, XL
Color range All colors are possible (RAL & Pantone)
Maximum dyeing temperature 130°
Cycle time per dyeing process 2,5 h
Penetration depth of the dyestuff 0,2 mm
Fully automatic cleaning Short and full cleaning
Heating power 6 kW
Weight 250 kg
Resources required Electricity, water, compressed air
Abmessungen Dm60

SCALABLE COLORING VOLUME.

Color cartridges available in four different sizes.

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The technical drawing of the DM60 basket illustrates the various possibilities and the scalability of the DyeMansion dyeing solution.

All kind of parts with a maximum diameter of 400 mm and a height of  450 mm can be colored in the DM60. The dyeing volume can be individually adjusted to the quantity of your parts, depending on the choice of the color cartridge.

  XL < 51L coloring volume
  L  35L coloring volume
  M  20L coloring volume
  S  10L coloring volume

OUR 17 STANDARD COLORS.

1
01 Black
7
07 Pink
13
13 Sky-Blue
2
02 Grey
8
08 Yellow
14
14 Navy
3
03 Violet
9
09 White
15
15 Grass-Green
4
04 Blue
10
10 Golden Yellow
16
16 Anthracite
5
05 Yellow-Green
11
11 Orange
17
17 Brown
6
06 Red
12
12 Bordeaux
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RAL / Pantone

CUSTOM COLORS.

Color variety is an important prerequisite for a technology that promises to redesign manufacturing processes of the future. With the DM60 coloring machine, it’s possible to dye reproducible RAL and Pantone colors on laser sintered parts for the first time. These individual color developments are either based on RAL or Pantone codes or on color samples and depend on the previous surface treatment of the parts. In order to show the corporate design of your company on laser sintered parts, individual color developments are indispensable.

Due to varying materials and surface treatments, it is a great challenge to be able to reproduce the entire color spectrum. We are able to develop colors on different materials through various techniques, thanks to our in-house, developed software and a lot of experience gained in the meantime.

Since our coloring solution is accompanied by a chemical process and reacts with the material, custom color developments need to be done directly on your parts. Even small changes in the color recipe or surface finish can have a huge impact on the final result of the color.

Standard colors as well as custom colors can be ordered in all of the four cartridge sizes (S, M, L, XL) in our customer portal.

WHAT IS NEEDED FOR A COLOR DEVELOPMENT?

  • RAL/Pantone Code of the desired color or color sample for selecting the color
  • Sample parts for sampling the color development
  • Information on the surface finish of the parts

A film by Yago Servatius and Michael Lejman.

YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR DM60 COLORING MACHINE?

We will be happy to provide you detailed information about availability, supplies and installation of the DM60 dyeing machine. Upon request, we’ll also send you our color fan for a first impression.

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