WSF / Nylon12 - Dying Tip

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by pdb, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. pdb
    pdb New Member
    Hi everyone

    Recently I met with a range of different technicians from a variety of establishments.

    One tip from a German company was that during the dying process they put it in a vac chamber, this draws the dye deeper into the part.

    Since i don't have a vac chamber to hand i cant test this.
    But if any ones does, could they please post.
  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    How much of a vacuum is needed?
    Here's an Instructable for a DIY garden water hose powered vacuum chamber.
  3. pdb
    pdb New Member
    Really not sure.
    Regrettably id had a few drinks by that point and didnt question him further on the process. :rolleyes:

    I'm going to suggest it when I visit another university next week.
    See if i can give them a model and some dye, then let them have a test.

    I presume they would have a way of agitating the dye while in the vac-chamber or perform a series of vacuuming and agitating separately.