Spatial Accuracy of Embedded Surface Coloring in Color 3D Printing

David Bue Pedersen, Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Eyþór Rúnar Eiríksson

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Recent years, the industrial market for full-colorAM is growing rapidly. In the AM industry, most of the major technology providers are developingnew systems with improved color capabilities and with improved materials. In the last 12 months alone, 5 new technology platforms have been revealed capable of full-color printing inpolymers[1]. Industrial service providers increasingly expand their product-range of full colorprint services, and as of today, the industry for full-color parts has grown rapidly, into a million-dollar industry [2]. With a new market emerging at such pace, it is believed a necessity to consider a new surface-metrological issue. To what accuracy are colors embedded to the surface of geometries, with relation to where specified from input data? This paper investigate the accuracy of surface coloring, by adopting awell-known metrological approach from calibrating Coordinate Measurement Machines(CMMʼs) and Machine Tools, that already hasbeen transferred to be applicable for AMmachine tools, [3] in order to determine the spatial accuracy of embedded color features to artifacts printed on a zCorp 650 color 3D Printer.The spatial color verification artifact is a flat platewith a series of checkered fields on the surface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Achieving Precision Tolerances in Additive Manufacturing : ASPE Spring Topical Meeting
PublisherASPE – The American Society for Precision Engineering
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-887706-67-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventASPE 2015 Spring Topical Meeting: Achieving Precision Tolerances in Additive Manufacturing - Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Duration: 26 Apr 201529 Apr 2015
Conference number: 2


ConferenceASPE 2015 Spring Topical Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityRaleigh, North Carolina
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