Full Color Plastic Material Information

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Design Guidelines for Full Color Plastic


The rules to follow in order to create products in Full Color Plastic. Keep in mind that Full Color Plastic is an experimental Pilot Material, and we may adjust the guidelines as we learn more about what is manufacturable.
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Max bounding box 150 × 150 × 150 mm

For us to be able to make a product, each of its pieces must fit within these dimensions.

For Full Color Plastic, the maximum bounding box is determined by the size of the printer we use to create your product.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the bounding box fits within our maximum limit. If it does not, you can try scaling it down, removing unnecessary features to reduce the bounding box, or considering another material with a bigger maximum bounding box.

Min bounding box X + Y + Z ≥ 10 mm

For us to be able to make a product, each of its pieces must be bigger than these dimensions.

For Full Color Plastic, the minimum bounding box is determined by the printer's ability to successfully print very tiny products.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the bounding box of your product is larger than our minimum. If it is not, you can try scaling it up, thickening, combining, or enlarging parts and features, or trying a material with a smaller minimum bounding box.

Min supported wall thickness 0.7 mm

A supported wall is one connected to other walls on two or more sides.

For Full Color Plastic, the minimum supported wall is determined by our ability to successfully remove your product from the powder bed in the printer and clean it. Walls that are too thin will break in this process.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the supported walls in your product are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, or consider a material with a thinner minimum supported wall requirement.

Min unsupported wall thickness 0.7 mm

An unsupported wall is one connected to other walls on less than two sides.

For Full Color Plastic, the minimum unsupported wall is determined by our ability to successfully remove your product from the powder bed in the printer and clean it. Walls that are too thin will break in this process.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the unsupported walls in your product are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, adding supports, or considering a material with a thinner minimum unsupported wall requirement.

Min supported wires 0.8 mm

A wire is a feature whose length is greater than two times its width. A supported wire is connected to walls on both sides.

For Full Color Plastic, the minimum supported wire is determined by our ability to successfully remove your product from the powder bed in the printer and clean it. Wires that are too thin will break in this process.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the supported wires in your product are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, or consider a material with a thinner minimum supported wire requirement.

Min unsupported wires 1.6 mm

A wire is a feature whose length is greater than two times its width. An unsupported wire is connected to walls on less than two sides.

For Full Color Plastic, the minimum unsupported wire is determined by our ability to successfully remove your product from the powder bed in the printer and clean it. Wires that are too thin will break in this process.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the unsupported wires in your product are thicker than the minimum requirement. If they are not, try making them thicker, adding supports, or considering a material with a thinner minimum unsupported wall requirement.

Min embossed detail 0.2 mm high & wide

A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Embossed details stick out from a surface.

For Full Color Plastic, the minimum detail is determined by the printer's resolution. When detail dimensions are below the minimum, the printer may not be able to accurately replicate them.

To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may be unable to print products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your product has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, removing them, or considering a material that can print in finer detail.

Min engraved detail 0.2 mm high & wide

A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Engraved or debossed details go into a surface.

For Full Color Plastic, the minimum detail is determined by the printer's resolution. When detail dimensions are below the minimum, the printer may not be able to accurately replicate them.

To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may be unable to print products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your product has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, removing them, or considering a material that can print in finer detail.

Min escape holes 4.0 mm diameter for one escape hole


2.0 mm diameter when there are two or more escape holes

Escape holes allow unbuilt material inside hollow products to be removed.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make sure the escape holes are large enough to allow excess powder to get out. Multiple holes make this process easier. If your holes are not big enough, you can enlarge them, add more, or fill in the hollow areas so they are solid. Positioning escape holes at the opposite ends of a product (one on top, one on the bottom) will help the finishing process.

A single escape hole at the end of a cavity will not allow material in the corners near the escape hole to fully escape, so we recommend multiple escape holes at both ends of the cavity.

A single escape hole at the end of a cavity will not allow material in the corners near the escape hole to fully escape. So we recommend multiple escape holes at both ends of the cavity.

Clearance 0.5 mm clearance

Clearance is the space between any two parts, walls or wires.

Full Color Plastic is printed by depositing a special binder and ink mix onto a bed of plastic powder. When there are very small gaps between features or parts, partially fused powder can get stuck in between. This can prevent mechanical parts from moving, or fill in intended gaps between features.

To ensure the successful creation of your product, make the clearance between walls and wires greater than the indicated minimum. If your clearance is too small, try making the gap bigger, or consider fusing the features if their independence is unnecessary. You can also try a material with a smaller minimum clearance.

Interlocking and enclosed parts? Yes.
Multiple parts per model file? No.
Accuracy Medium Accuracy

More On Designing for Full Color Plastic

Material Traits
Avoid large wiry features

During the heat curing process, long thin features tend to warp, and those that survive in tact are very brittle. We recommend sticking with thicker, more robust features where possible.

Material Info

Look and feel

Full Color Plastic has a rough, grainy feel. It is relatively lightweight and slightly porous. It can display the whole color spectrum, but black will show up closer to a charcoal grey. When a Full Color Plastic product is first opened, it may have a strong plasticy smell, but this will fade over time.

How Full Color Plastic is 3D printed

Full Color Plastic products are created by printing binder material and colored ink layer-by-layer onto a bed of plastic powder. After printing, the bed is heated, further strengthening the products inside. When this heat treatment is complete, products are removed from the print bed and cleaned to remove excess powder.

Print It Anyway
We are piloting a new way for you to bring experimental products to life. With Print It Anyway, you will receive a 3D print in your hand, even if your model does not meet our design guidelines. Learn more about Print It Anyway.

All Sandstone finishes are eligible for Print It Anyway.

Handling and care
This material
  • not watertight
  • not foodsafe
  • not recyclable
  • not dishwasher safe

Full color sandstone is heatproof to 60ºC / 140ºF degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.

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What Others Are Creating With Full Color Plastic

  • Miniatures
  • Figurines
  • Board Game Parts
  • Characters and Creatures
Disclaimer:
Please note that the 3D printed products are intended for decorative purposes. They are not suited to be used as toys or to be given to underage children. The products should not come into contact with electricity and be kept away from heat. Our materials, except for 3D printed glazed ceramic, are not food safe.
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