tracking
Search
New Technique for Coloring Complex 3D-Printed Objects
Added May 25, 2015 | Rate View top rated
In industrial production, there are many ways for decorating 3D surfaces. These methods, including chemical- and electro-plating, decals, enamels, and manual painting, can be limited by complex surface geometries. Hydrographic printing is a well-known industry technique for transferring color inks on a thin film to the surface of a manufactured 3D object. It enables high-quality coloring of object surfaces and works with a wide range of materials, but does not have the ability to accurately register color texture to complex surface geometries. A team of researchers from China’s Zhejiang University and Columbia University propose computational hydrographic printing, a computational augmentation of hydrographic printing methods for physically decorating 3D surfaces with user-customized color textures. The technique enables precise alignment of surface textures to possibly complex 3D surfaces and textures.
Be the first to comment. Please sign in to add your thoughts below.
Watch more