Applications of Full Color 3D Printing

3D printers are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Full Color 3D Printing is a very powerful tool for visual communication. With the currently available technology, it is possible to create photo-realistic models. Below are some examples of how people are utilizing full color 3D prints to bring their ideas to life.

1. Architecture and Design

Full Color 3D Printing is very popular in the architecture and design industry because it allows concepts to be easily communicated to customers in a realistic manner. Not only these models have full color capabilities, but they are also very precise and accurate, with a resolution of about 50 microns – as thin as a human hair.

Architectural home model. Source: WhiteClouds

2. Presentation Models

Our full color 3D printer technology provides three main features which makes it the best option when it comes to presentation models: Full color capability, high resolution (600 x 540 dpi), and large print size (20 x 15 x 9 inches). The realistic presentation models can be used for marketing, sales, design proposal, client presentations, and detailed design testing.

3D printed shoe model. Source: 3D Systems

3. Figurines

The Full Color 3D Printing industry is taking selfie to the next level. The new inkjet 3d printer technologies are very precise and able to replicate millions of colors, which means that they are the best option when it comes to making figurines. Currently, there is a large market using this technology for producing figurines.

3D Printed Tony Stark Bust by 434 Creations

4. Arts and Research

Artistic and Research models can be very complex to duplicate with accuracy. A dinosaur skeleton, for instance, would be extremely difficult to accurately manufacture by conventional ways. A 3D printer would be the best resource to duplicate the features present in complex models. However, only a full color 3d printer would be able to give it a realistic look, making it ideal for this type of application.

3D printed dinosaur skeleton. Source: Voxeljet


5. Entertainment

Pixar uses a ZPrinter to print its characters. With a Full Color 3D printer, it is possible to replicate characters with the same exact features the author intended it to have. With 3D printing technology, is it possible to use the data directly from the digital character, which means that no detail will be left behind.

Lotso by Pixar. Source: MCAD 3D Printing and Prototyping
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