Our end-to-end SLS dyeing solution offers you a high-quality finish plus the option to have your SLS parts coloured to exact, specified requirements.
The SLS dyeing service is part of our state-of-the-art 3D Printing Suite which also includes a specialist medical material unit.
SLS parts for prototyping or additive manufacture can be precision dyed in virtually any required colour specification on a consistent and repeatable basis, for example, to match exact corporate brand guidelines.
The automated cleaning, surfacing and colouring solution uses a combined three-step workflow that enables scaling from prototyping or small series to high-volume manufacturing and thus closes the manufacturing gap.
Step 1: B6 Cleaning
Automated, highly efficient, damage-preventative part cleaning, reducing lead times.
Step 2: S2 Surfacing
Automated proprietary blasting process creates dirt- and scratch-resistant surfaces and improves the look, feel and colour quality.
Step 3: D5 Colouring
Automated colouring with almost unlimited colour options. Long-lasting UV-stable colours.
Black is our standard colour and is run every day. Including Black, we stock 17 standard colours.
Dyeing of SLS parts in RAL
We can also dye SLS parts in RAL colours. An entire RAL classics palette has been developed for polyamide 12 (PA2200) parts produced by SLS. As our colouring system enables colourful parts by dyeing, not by painting or varnishing, the colour is abrasion and scratch-resistant. As a result of this, the colour impression and measured colour values are influenced by the quality of the part’s surface.
Please note: some colours cannot be achieved because the RAL colour scheme is based on industrial requirements and has not been developed specifically for dyeing. These RAL colours have metallic, neon, or extreme dark black shades.
Please contact us to find out more about dyeing SLS parts in RAL or to discuss your specific requirements.
Consistent and repeatable SLS dyeing
Our repeatable SLS dyeing service uses technology from Munich-based specialists DyeMansion, developers of the specialist, precision dyeing techniques.
For customers this opens up a whole new range of possibilities for SLS rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, offering high levels of repeatable colour quality for 3D-printed parts across the industrial, consumer and medical sectors.
Contract SLS dyeing service
As well as colouring parts we have made for you, we also offer a contract colouring service for customers who have made the SLS parts themselves or had them made elsewhere. Contact us to discuss your requirements and ask us about pricing.
Texture your SLS & SLA part
As well as dyeing SLS parts, it is also possible to texture the surface of SLS and SLA parts. Take a look at our texturing service to find out more.
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We encourage our customers to visit our prototyping bureau in Royston so we can show our full range of services and answer any questions you may have about your next project. If you would like to arrange a tour, please contact us
We offer a range of finishing options on SLS, SLA, FDM, Polyjet and Figure 4.
Our service levels are designed to help you meet tight timescales or economy budgets.
We offer four service levels for 3D Printing.
We offer four service levels for CNC Machining.
Ready to start your next prototype project?
Prototype Projects is a UK-based prototyping bureau delivering high-quality prototype parts in fast turnaround times.
Contact us on 01763 249760 to discuss your next prototype project.
Your parts. Your speed.
3D Printing: Next day dispatch: we offer a next day dispatch service for SLA, SLS, FDM, Polyjet and Figure 4 3D printed parts. Super-economy: use our My 3D AM service for instant quoting and ordering of SLS and SLA parts which are not urgent.
CNC Machining: Express (3 working days): for CNC Machined parts for dispatch in 3 working days, subject to criteria. We also offer Standard, Economy and Super-Economy service levels.