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Make: 3D Printing by Anna Kaziunas France

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Chapter 12. How to Dye Your 3D Prints

Have you created something with 3D printing? Many design students and hobbyists now have access to the technology thanks to services like Shapeways and Ponoko. If you print your objects in polyamide, you can dye them at home to whatever color you want. Polyamide is a porous material that accepts color really well. Some companies offer dyeing of your prints for you, but that adds extra processing time and is only available in a small range of colors.

If you’re tired of the boring white that many 3D prints come in, we will show you how to add color to your prints (Figure 12-1). This is a tutorial for dyeing nylon (or ...

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