Possibility of colouring SLS prototypes using the ink-jet method

Ling Wai Ming, Ian Gibson

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The prospect of including colour in models using rapid prototyping systems significantly increases the range of potential applications. It is considered that prototypes displaying physical properties suitable for functional use that can also be coloured would lead to domestic use of the technology. The selective laser sintering (SLS) process, whilst not the easiest method for introduction of colour, provides those physical attributes. A mechanism developed for use inside an SLS machine is described along with some preliminary experiments and observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-153
Number of pages2
JournalRapid prototyping journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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