Inkjet Media Creates Flexible 3D Textures

Ikonics Corp. has developed an inkjet media for making stretchable, three-dimensional textures that the company says can accelerate 3D rapid prototyping and moldmaking processes.

Ikonics Corp. has developed an inkjet media for making stretchable, three-dimensional textures that the company says can accelerate 3D rapid prototyping and moldmaking processes. Ikonics DTX RPM (Rapid Prototype Media) produces high-resolution, large-format 3D textures that, once printed, can be used to wrap prototype parts for quick concept communication and approval. The flexible textures can be easily applied to the parts using standard adhesives and finished using stock paints and coatings. Pattern designs can be customized and easily adjusted.

According to the company, DTX RPM technology can simulate mold-like, striation-free, stretchable 3D textures that mimic the high-resolution results of texture-house etching processes.

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