How 3D-printing changes the way we manufacture products – DyeMansion
Industrial 3D-printing promises a revolution in manufacturing and changes the way we think and create products. From perfect fit eyewear to personalized automotive interiors or patient individual orthotics: the technology has arrived in various industries. Why? It offers full customization, increased product variety and sustainable, on-demand manufacturing. But to transform the idea of a 3D-printed application into a successful business case, it does not only take a lot of effort, but the right technology. The parts that come out of an industrial 3D-printer working with plastic powder are mostly white or grey and full of powder and therefore cannot be used as an end-use product.
DyeMansion is the global leader in Additive Manufacturing finishing systems that turn 3D-printed raw parts into high-value products. Their vision is that 3D-printed products become part of our everyday life. Starting in 2015 with the first industrial coloring solution, DyeMansion extended their portfolio with advanced part cleaning and surfacing solutions for a wider range of 3D-printed plastics. Today, the DyeMansion Print-to-Product workflow combines industry-leading hardware with the widest range of color options on the market. All systems are Industry 4.0 ready and can be integrated seamlessly into existing production environments. The ability to provide a flexible solution for small batches and high volumes makes the company a trusted partner for manufacturing businesses worldwide. In close collaboration with their customers, including leading global manufacturers in diverse industries, the company’s technology and expertise continuously grow with the market. Sustainability, the pursuit of the best possible quality and a maximum reduction of their customers’ costs per part are DyeMansion’s central values and determine every step they take. In addition to these principles, it is above all finding the right finish for every application that drives the young entrepreneurs.
This documentary shows the ambition and technologies that pursue to this mission. It tells the story of companies from different industries using DyeMansion technology to transform their white raw parts into high-quality and functional end-use products.
Daimler was one of the first premium automotive companies to begin to adapt and adopt 3D-printing to their needs. One of Daimler’s largest projects in this field is revolutionizing the supply chain for over 300,000 bus spare parts. Here 3D-printing is not only more sustainable, but also a more flexible solution that allows a decentralized on-demand production. The spare parts are treated and colored with DyeMansion technology to imitate the look and feel of the original parts.
Götti, as the largest Swiss eyewear manufacturer, uses 3D-printing to react much faster to the ever-changing trends of the market. The company does not only benefit from 3D-printing in general, but also from DyeMansion‘s reproducible surface treatment and coloring processes. Compared to conventional manufacturing methods, these technologies allow Götti
HKK Bionics uses 3D-printing to improve the lives of its patients. The active bionic orthoses produced by the company helps people with limited hand functions to regain their gripping ability. DyeMansion‘s skin-safe and certified colors turn the quantity one orthosis into an individual and accepted everyday aid.