FULL COLOUR 3D PRINTING
Step up your 3D printing to the next level, with full colour production grade 3D printer
– The Projet 660Pro.
With a resolution of 100 microns, and boasting a 24-bit colour range, our Projet 660Pro sets the industry standard for full colour visual prototyping. Full colour sandstone 3D prints are perfect for figurines, topographical landscapes, full colour object scans, and everything else that lends itself to high quality, colourful production.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Models are built up layer by layer, printed with binder material and colour ink onto a bed of gypsum-based powder. This printing method removes the need for support geometry, allowing for complex structures with minimal post production compared to alternative additive manufacturing methods.
Once the models are printed, they are then de-powdered and finished with a hardening agent. This strengthens the prints and brings out the vivid colours. The final model is rigid, and small features will be delicate. Full colour sandstone is perfect for display and visual prototyping purposes,
Once your model is dry and ready for collection, we will find an appropriately sized box, cram it full of tissue paper and give you a call! We love peoples faces when they come to collect their models, but shipping can always be arranged.
3D print designed by Mark Wilkinson -
Victoria University Wellington
When you're submitting your job to print, there are a couple of different file types to choose from. For anything which doesn't require a texture map (solid colours or just plain white), then an .STL will do the job.
- If you're submitting a file which has an associated UV map, you're best to save as .WRL (VRML2). Alternatively, you can export files as .OBJ — alongside their corresponding UV maps.
DETAILED Print SPECIFICATIONS
Max 250 × 380 × 200 mm
Min X : Y : Z ≥ 30 mm
Heatproof to 60° c/140° f
Avoid heavy sun
25mm diameter one
15mm diameter two or more
Any cavities throughout your model must have holes so trapped plaster can be extracted. This is an important part of the production process to be aware of.
When printing with full colour sandstone, bear in mind that colour shades will vary somewhat between print sessions. Be especially wary of colours which are known to be difficult to produce accurately, such as flesh tones and muddy browns.
- During production there are times when the model will be very fragile. Ask yourself, if this was a wet sand sculpture, or made of brittle clay, would I be able to handle it without parts breaking? If not, there’s an increased likelihood that parts of your model will get damaged during the production process.
This substrate is not ideal for functional parts or constant handling.