SLS models are printed in white by default. It is now possible to colour SLS prototypes at SKM. Project manager Jeroen Mertens explains how we do this.

‘More and more customers asked me if we could colour  SLS (Selectief Laser Sinteren) models. I investigated many possibilities and found a dipping technique. After printing a model, we dip it into a colour bath. This gives a SLS model a perfect finish.’

Over 50 colours

Our supplier provides about 50 default colours. By dipping a model for a longer or shorter time, we define the colour intensity. This enables us to create many more shades than those 50 default colours.

Would you like to more about colouring options for 3D models? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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