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SLS printed parts, best way to color them? [message #61760] Sun, 10 February 2013 22:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar fly2future  is currently offline fly2future
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What is the best way to color the white SLS parts? I heard of dye and paint. Paint I am not really interested in as these parts are going into a manufacturing facility and the last thing I need is for paint to chip off, have toxic chemicals in it, etc.

Plus the parts often get auto-claved at 250 degrees for 60 minutes, I don't want paint to 'bubble'.

I was considering food dye for the coloring the parts.. but was wondering what the best method to do this is? and will the dye 'bleed out' if you put the parts into a say a dishwasher afterwards?

thanks all for your help!
Re: SLS printed parts, best way to color them? [message #61762 is a reply to message #61760 ] Sun, 10 February 2013 22:59 UTC Go to previous message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Read the thread about "Black dye WSF & PWSF" in the Post Production Techniques forum.
Also, can you tell us more about what you are trying to achieve ?

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