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Permanent Surface Colouring

We have pioneered a low cost method of improving the visual impact of our plastic AM components with a revolutionary colouring process.  Our unique process does not change the parts’ functionality and requires no surface dressing, helping to keep the process cost effective.  We have a standard palette of ten colours on offer.


3T RPD 2014 – 2015 standard colour collection:

3T’s ten standard surface finish colours

3T’s ten standard surface finish colours

– Scarlet Red
– Orange Squash
– Sunshine Yellow
– Spring Green
– Baby Blue
– Deep Blue
– 3T Purple
– Fresh Pink
– Chocolate Brown
– Black

 

 

 

 

As well as using colour to enhance aesthetics, coloured parts are also used in assemblies to give a better view of design intent.  Colouring also adds to the resilience of a part that is to be frequently handled, helping to overcome possible discolouration.

Coloured ‘Bon Bon’ lamps by Assa Ashuach

Coloured ‘Bon Bon’ lamps by Assa Ashuach

Sample “shock absorber” in 3T standard colours

Sample “shock absorber” in 3T standard colours

Lemon squeezer designed by Assa Ashuach

Lemon squeezer designed by Assa Ashuach

 

 Examples of permanent surface colouring on Plastic AM parts

Bespoke colours are available for customers with more specific needs.

To obtain a quote for your specific colouring requirements, please contact our Projects Team at enquiries@3trpd.co.uk.

NB:  Unless otherwise stated on our quotation, a permanent surface colouring is applied directly to a ‘grade 5 finish’, ie the part is direct from the machine and blasted but with no additional Vibro Finishing applied.