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3D Printed Origami Inspired Shelter

Origami Inspired Shelter

Origami Shape
Origami Cranes

Origami is an ancient art of folding technique that is commonly tied with Japanese culture. The word Origami came from two different words, first is “ori” which means “folding” and “kami” means “paper”. In modern cultures, the term “origami” is used to refer to any folding techniques, regardless of its origin in cultures. The aim is to use folding and sculpting techniques to turn a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture. Cutting, using glue, and marks on the paper are typically discouraged by modern origami practitioners.

 

3D Printed Origami
3D Printed Origami Shape

Origami is not only used to express arts, or making paper sculptures. City like Los Angeles has utilized the design of origami to accommodate the homeless in origami-style shelters throughout the city and it is known as “Cardborigami”. The concept of using origami in architecture was designed by Hovsepian as a student at USC School of Architecture in 2007. Just like Hovsepian, a brilliant student from the American University of Dubai visited us in our office with a small origami shelter structure which she wanted to create a large model out of. When we saw the concept on a paper and immediately knew that this project would be a challenging task for us, but in Proto21 we do not back down from challenges. Our hard-working team at Proto21 started designing the model and came up with several iterations and prototypes to replicate the final desired result which was converting a sheet into a custom adjustable shelter. Our client also requested up to put a light in the center of origami shelter jaw dropping aesthetics. We used the combination of 3D printing, acrylic, and wiring techniques to bring the origami inspired shelter to life.

3D printed pieces for origami model

In the production phase, we 3D printed many small pieces using the FDM 3D printers to replicate the bending shape of a paper sheet. Once all small parts were printed our talented post processing team members complied hundreds of pieces with precision and detailed finishing techniques added the wiring and light in the center and created such a complicated model with the extreme level of precision. The final model was showcased in the architecture graduation exhibition held by the American University of Dubai.

3D Printed Origami Inspired Shelter
3D Printed Origami Inspired Shelter showcased in Architecture Graduation Exhibition held by American University of Dubai

Would you like us to make a model for you?

When it comes to 3D printing, we are one of the most flexible providers, offering a wide range of technologies and materials. We use FDM, SLA, HP Multi Jet Fusion, and Color Jet Printing technologies. With us, you will always find what you are searching for.

We have a wide variety of materials to pick from, which fits you the most. Being professionals in engineering, medical, and industrial design, we target an audience for this online 3D printing business. Our company also offers its know-how to firms that are considering leaping additive manufacturing. To reach us out please contact us via one of the phone numbers provided below or send us your queries through the website, email, or any social media platforms provided below:

Email: info@proto21.ae

WhatsApp: +971 52 104 9913

Office: +971 4 235 0902

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Realistic Architectural Scale Models – Nigeria Town House

Realistic Architectural Scale Models – Nigeria Town House

Architectural scale models serve as a great communication tool in the Architectural and Urban planning industry especially to depict the architectural ideas that originate in the minds of the Architects. The oldest architectural scale model appeared in the Han Dynasty in China; a wood pavilion made of soil embryo. And as the complexity of building projects increased, architectural scale models were intensively used in construction projects to demonstrate realism and design details.

Vintage Architecture Structure
Vintage Architecture Structure

In modern architecture, it evolved into a new architectural and design style in the twentieth century. The emphasis on volume, asymmetrical compositions, and simple adornment became hallmarks of the style. Ornamentation was still used in several early modern architectural styles. For example, Frank Lloyd Wright would include art glass windows to eliminate the need for further artwork. Aside from that, modern architecture is mostly analytical rather than classy. Since the latest decades of the twentieth century, architectural scale models have been considered as the best way to represent an architect’s abstract level of ideas.

Burj al-Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj al-Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Flickr / Sam Valadi

Proto21 3D Printing company successfully executed one of the largest architectural scale model jobs for a townhouse project in Nigeria. Our in-house architects designed different technologies to bring the most realistic-looking architectural buildings for clients in Lagos, Nigeria. Just like all the projects in Proto21 the scale model project went through three stages of perfection.

  •  Design Phase
  • Production Phase
  • Assembly Phase

In the design phase, it is very important to analyze the sketch-up file and prepare the design for exporting all elements to AutoCAD to achieve the best results. This is why at Proto21, we work with several advanced 3D software, most of which were awarded to us by the Autodesk software impact program due to the positive impact of our work, you can read more about our Autodesk program here. To export the sketch-up file to CAD, our talented 3D designers carefully removed any unwanted elements, change and adjust the layers like text, dimensions that were not required. When working with building models or civil structures, all the geometrical components also need to be analyzed and adjusted.

Realistic Architecture Model

In the production phase, we understand our clients’ requirements and expectations and our scale modelers use their expert craftsmanship, along with different 3D printing technologies, CNC, Laser cutting, 3D modeling, lighting design, landscape design, and interior design techniques to achieve the highest details for all the model elements. The model consists of different blocks of townhouses to match the style essence and interior décor requirements of its residents. The townhouse models had different floors with each room was custom designed from lighting to flooring. Every detail in the scale model was emphasized to bring out the reality and improve the aesthetics.

 

The model had different sections mounted on three different custom-built podiums to exhibit the different areas of the entire townhouse project. The whole project was completed in just one month’s time starting from design to production, painting, and assembly. With the help of 3D Printing technologies and traditional scale modeling methods, we made extremely detailed precise to scale, state-of-the-art models. After pouring in hard work and expertise, we shipped the models to Lagos in Nigeria with express care shipping. Only Proto21 can bring out this great quality work in such a short lead time in the MENA because of our in-house capabilities and talented multi-disciplinary team. The model is currently being exhibited in a property development Trade Show in Nigeria. Click Here to view the Instagram Post.

Final Models Specifications:

2 units of 1:75 Scale Models: 1500 x 750 x 200 mm

1 Unit 1:125 Scale Model: 1000 x 500 x 850 mm

 

Proto21 3D Printed Chef Burak – Burak Özdemir

Proto21 3D Printed Chef Burak – Burak Özdemir

Chef Burak Dubai Mall 3D Printed
Sculpture of Chef Burak in Dubai Mall – CZN Burak Restaurant

CZN Burak is a Traditional Turkish & Middle Eastern dining restaurant, it offers a wide variety of food prepared by experienced chefs of Turkey. The restaurant attracts millions of people around the world to try Turkish food from his restaurants.

Recently, Chef Burak Özdemir opened a restaurant in Downtown Dubai. He owns a chain of restaurants consisting of 4 branches. He is famous for his unique contagious smile and giant dishes, The Turkish chef has amassed roughly 25 million followers, making him a viral internet phenomenon on Instagram.

The viral sensation behind CZNBurak and being the marketing genius, Chef Burak Özdemir came up with the idea to have three sculptures of himself in his restaurant for attracting visitors, The statues were a brilliant concept for attracting guests’ attention and allowing them to take selfies with “him” – of course, he can’t be available at all times in his six restaurants across the world. Now, this is where we come in. Proto21 3D Printed Chef Burak! After receiving the inquiry along with some images of him and 2D logos, we created 3D models using pictures provided to us. Our dedicated design team used a variety of powerful tools to make his 3D models “Life Like” by putting attention to details on every pixel of all three 3D Models.

2D Logo | 3D Model of Chef CZNBurak | Dubai Mall |
Made 3D Printed models from images and 2D designs.

Creating the 3D models is just a first step of the process, selecting the right materials and technology is also a crucial part of every project. That is why we used Fused Deposition Modeling also known as FDM technology combined with Polylactide “PLA” to print his models in different parts. This brings us to the next step of the process where all the magic happens.

At Proto21, we have highly experienced painters, and post-processors that can bring the ideas into life, just like our team brought Chef Burak Özdemir concept into reality. We poured our attention, focus, and care on the project that made the sculptures look like “Him”.

Final Standing Sculptures of Chef Burak
Finished Models of Chef Burak Özdemir for CZN Burak Restaurant – Dubai Mall

Final Standing Models Size: 1.9 meters tall.

Final Sitting Model Size: 1.4 meters.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

When it comes to 3D printing, we are one of the most flexible providers, offering a wide range of technologies and materials. We use FDM, SLA, HP Multi Jet Fusion, and Color Jet Printing technologies. With us, you will always find what you are searching for.

We have a wide variety of materials to pick from, which fits you the most. Being Professionals in engineering, medical, and industrial design, we target an audience for this online 3D printing business. Our company also offers its know-how to firms that are considering leaping additive manufacturing.

For any questions or quires please reach out to us via:

Email: info@proto21.ae

WhatsApp: +971 52 104 9913

Follow us on:

Instagram: @proto21.ae

LinkedIn:  Proto21

YouTube: Proto21 3D Printing LLC

3D Printed Face Shields in Dubai UAE

Proto21 Pledges Support to fight Covid-19 pandemic

3d printed face shields
Proto21 3D Printed Face shields to stop COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus disease continues to spread, healthcare workers and other industry professionals are facing a big shortage for protective face shields and other medical devices. According to World Health Organization the best way to prevent and slow down the transmission of COVID-19 virus is to take the necessary precautions. The virus gets spread through a droplet from an infected person through coughing or sneezing and try to enter the host through their nose or mouth. That’s where it’s paradise is and that is where the face shields come into action. It is no rocket science, the bottom line is to block the virus droplets from entering your body and experts around the globe has seen a lot of success with 3D printed face shields.

Understanding the current requirement for the 3D printed face shields in UAE, Proto21 has completely turned over our 3D printing facility into a manufacturing site for these 3D Printed Protective Equipments. The 3D printed face shields are manufactured with our HP Multi Jet Fusion technology using medical grade bio compatible PA12 Nylon Powder. This advanced manufacturing technology has helped us to maximize the production capacity by increasing the number of parts printed at a time for a lower cost. Right now we have healthcare worker professionals and others using our face shields. Ours is a reusable model that can be cleaned and disinfected to compensate the shortage of materials across the space.

Clear full protection Face shield 3D Printed
Full Front Protection 3D Printed Face Shield

Features of our 3D Printed Face shield:

• Reusable: Our 3D printed face shields can be easily cleaned and disinfected to reuse with disinfectant cleaners or sanitizer.

• Quality: High quality medical grade 3D printed parts.

• Comfort: Its flexible, non-rigid and comfortable to wear.

• Design Iterations: Our design team can customize your face shields, add your company names or logo.

• Advanced 3D printing technology: More 3D printed parts at a lower cost to reduce the wastage of materials.

Our 3D printing team is busy producing and assembling 2000 3D printed face shields in a week. We are also 3D printing other devices like ventilator splitters, face masks, door openers on demand.

Order your 3D Printed Face shield here

3D Printed Figurines in Dubai, UAE

3D Printed Figurines widely knows us ‘mini-me’ or ‘3D Selfies’ are a 3D printed miniature figurine of a person based on their 2D pictures or a photorealistic scan. The demand for 3D Figurines have rapidly grown over the years as end users have become more and more excited about the technology and the results. In this article, we have put together various processes of 3D printing a figurine, the technologies involved and finally a link to get yourself a 3D Printed Figurine. To begin with here are the two processes involved in the making of the figurines,

First: The Process of creating a 3D File, 3D scanning or 3D modeling from 2D Images

A full body 3D scanning is generally used to capture the photo data of the client. However, 3D scanning may not completely be able to capture the contours and shiny objects resulting in inconsistent results. This is one major reasons why experts like us rely on building the 3D model from scratch. Once a 2D picture is received, the data will be analyzed by the 3D designer. It requires a lot of manual design job to fix the files before it can be 3D printed. Different 3D softwares are used to bring out the organic design and to fill in the missing texture. 3D Figurine making is an Art.

Second: The Process of 3D Printing a Figurine

Color jet printing or multi jet printing is mostly used to 3D print figurines. The models are 3D printed using a gypsum based sandstone powder. Firstly, the main print head will jet the binding agents and the second print head jets the colored ink. Inks with different colors are usually combined to produce different rays of colors. After 3D printing, the model are coated with an infiltrant material to increase the strength and also bring out the vibrancy of the colors. Furthermore a technique called epoxy layering can also be done by a skilled team to improve the color appearance of the 3D printed model.

Why it is important to use the right 3D printers to make 3D figurines,

At Proto21, we have the best multi-color 3D printer the Projet 660 pro from 3D Systems
for a full color industrial 3D printing of photorealistic objects. The Projet 660 pro has many advantages making it one of the best full color 3D printer ideal for 3D printing figurines. There are many reasons why we use the Projet 660 to print our figurines,
firstly, high quality prints, the CJP Projet 660 pro provides a very high resolution full color 3D printing specifically for figurines. Secondly, the Industry reference, It is no doubt that CJP Projet 660 is one of the best choices for many 3D printing companies when it comes to having an in-house all-in-one 3D figurine solution. And lastly, it has one of the largest print volume of (254 × 381 × 203 mm) for a full color 3D printer, big enough to print large 3D figurines or individual portraits.

What are the benefits of 3D printing for figurines? Hear from the experts.

3D figurines: A Unique gift to capture your Memories in 3D

3D Figurines are amazing gifts to remember special occasions like birthdays, graduations or weddings. They are a great customized replacement to photographs where you can touch and feel the entire model.

Action Hero Figure: A Customized action figure or 3D Printed toy

3D printed figurines can be custom made to your likes and dislikes, imagine having a superhero 3D printed figure with your own face on it, isn’t that amazing! Similarly the possibilities of 3D figurine creativities are endless.

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Our latest tool lets you create a mini statue (Figurine) of anyone, in 5 minutes! Once you are done customizing, we will 3D Print it and ship your Mini Statue to anywhere in the world.
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3D Printed Dragon Model for Ajlani Motors Drakuma Hypercar

Supercars have always been inspired by unique concepts, Ferrari has a black prancing horse as their logo, Lamborghini’s bull logo shows their founder’s extreme interest in Spanish bullfighting sport, similarly the two flying wings in Bentley, Jaguar’s roaring face of a Jaguar and dodge ram are all unique concept designed with passion and vision.

Similarly, the ‘Drakuma’ is a Hypercar concept design by the CEO of Ajlani Motors, Bashar Ajlani with a long held vision to become the next Pagani. After 5 years of crafting, the Drakuma hypercar was finally unveiled at the Dubai Motor Show in 2019. According to statements, this model unveiled at the show is only a full-size mock-up but the company will be moving to production in the future with a 1200 horsepower engine and V8 Biturbo engine. Still being in the concept phase, the hypercar is believed to have two seats and carbon fiber body with the doors of the drakuma opening like a dragon’s wing.

While drakuma car certainly stole the show, a gorgeous 3D printed sculpture of a dragon enriched the event by attracting visitors. This state of art of the dragon model is 3D printed by Proto21 after being approached by Bashar Ajlani on understanding our capabilities and entrusting us with a huge part of his dream project. A few other parts of the drakuma car like the left and right design parts of the car were also 3D printed by us. It also completes Proto21 goal not to compromising when it comes to quality.

Proto21-3D-Printing-Services-2020

As seen, the 3D printed model shows a dragon emerging from the egg which is the logo and inspiration for the Ajlani Drakuma Supercar. The entire model was 3D printed as various parts using different 3D printing technologies like the most advanced HP MJF technology and SLA technology. The 3D printed parts were carefully put together and later finished with paint job complete the dragon model. The Painting job was done by our highly experienced and skilled team using top quality European imported paint to achieve the final look and mirror finish.

The Drakuma project is a huge example of the capacity of Proto21 as a 3D printing company to become a part of the clients’ requirement and bring together different technologies like 3D Printing, model making, chrome paining and other high quality finishing services to combine all the aesthetic and functional part of the design.

3D Printing Transparent Clear Resin in Dubai, UAE

The use of transparent models in 3D printing is increasingly becoming an in-demand option for various industries and a wide range of customised projects using 3D printing in Dubai and across the region. Some of the top sectors that make good use of transparent 3D printing services are bottle manufacturers, jewelers and engineers who use the material to demonstrate their concepts with more details and with internal views.

Transparent 3D models and textures are made by solidifying liquid resin with ultraviolet light. A skillful understanding of the right techniques and process to use is required to ensure the right level of transparency and finish are achieved.

Solid training and experience with the material have equipped Proto21 with the level of mastery needed for 3D printing clear resin. Our team can provide 90 percent clear, transparent 3D prints. The printing layer height of this material can go up to 25 microns (0.025mm), providing high-quality results like any injection molded manufactured model. Minimum details can be 0.5mm with a clearance of 0.3mm.

Important Notes on 3D Printing Transparent Resin

  • Color Changes Over Time: Due to the nature of the technology, resin 3D prints solidified with UV tend to change color over time depending on the light environment.
  • Tinge: The tinge of transparent resin models may vary slightly. The greater the thickness of the model, the more noticeable the bluish tinge becomes. The tinge color is usually blue when we bring out a model from the printer. When we apply our technical finish to bring out more clarity, it gets yellowish. But the model gets clearer within 2 to 3 days of storage in an indoor or enclosed environment.
  • Technical Finish: Post-processing of clear 3D printing material at Proto21 is a long, labor-intensive process. A model can take more than one day for just post-processing. The complete lead time for a standard model with a size of 10cm x 10cm can take up to two working days.
  • Visibility: The visibility of the layers strongly depends on the shape or the design of the model. For instance, on a curved surface, layers will be much more visible. A special coat of chemical is applied to your model in order to make it transparent. This coat also protects your model from dust and helps minimize the discoloration process.

The 4 Most Exciting 3D Printing Materials: 2020 Update

Every year, as the technology improves and expands, more and more 3D printing materials are introduced to the market. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to know which ones are worth utilizing and which ones are just a fad. Additionally, it can become even more challenging to know in which circumstances or for which products each material is best suited.

To help you make a well-informed decision, we have put together a list of the four most exciting 3D printing materials in 2020. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Plastics

For a long time, plastics have been the most commonly used material for 3D printing as they provide a wide variety of options with different specs that can be utilized for different purposes. That being said, PLA and ABS are two of the most popular plastics for many product development applications.

Polylactic acid (PLA)is derived from plant starches – which makes it one of the most affordable options – and is known for its ease of usage, ability to print excellent details, and its strong form. Additionally, PLA comes in an extensive rainbow of colors, which makes it ideal if you want 3D printing that has high visual appeal.

The advantages of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene (ABS) include its ability to create functional prototypes, and its high mechanical strengths and high thermal resistance. Its durability and toughness are among the main reasons industries worldwide opt to use this material for their 3D printing needs.

2. Polyamide (Nylon)

Slightly more expensive than plastic, polyamide is an exciting material for professional 3D printing services due to its superior flexibility and strength.

Its strong bonding quality makes it ideal for parts that require mechanical strength. Because of its rough surface that can be developed in many ways (colored, polished, spray-painted, velvet glazed), polyamide tends to be the first choice for many fields including engineering and architecture, medicine, and in the arts (e.g., sculpture).

As this material works with FDM and SLS technologies, at Proto21, we believe it performs its best when applied to concept models, functional models, medical applications, tooling, and visual arts. Other advantages include the fact that it is chemical resistant, food safe, and has high thermal properties and low moisture absorption.

3. Sandstone (Full Color)

If you require a multicolored object, then you are going to be excited to hear about sandstone, which is the ultimate full-color 3D printing material.

Often used to create figurines, avatars, or to showcase models, sandstone 3D printing is achieved by adding one layer of color at a time. At Proto21, once the model has been printed, we finish it with cyanoacrylate (super glue) sealant to guarantee durability and to sustain the vivid colors.

For many people, having a 3D printed sandstone model on their desk is the most significant benefit of this material; however, there are other advantages as well such as the affordable pricing and fast turnaround time.

That being said, it is crucial to understand that this material is not suited for producing functional parts or daily handling; else, the colors will quickly fade.

4. Resin

One of the best choices for functional and concept models, resin is especially suited for the manufacture of large parts within a shorter period of time, while preserving a tremendous amount of detail.

As a photopolymer, the resin begins as a viscous liquid that is then turned into a solid by exposing it to UV light.

There are a number of different resins available, all of which are used for different applications. At Proto21, we offer six types of resin for 3D printing and rapid prototyping:

    • Standard Grey Resin: Standard grey resin (SLA) is a high-detail resin that constructs components with a silky surface finish. Due to its fragile nature, this type of resin is best used for non-functional parts.
      Dental Resin: Dental resins (SLA) produce highly-accurate, sterilizable, and biocompatible pieces that are used to create dental implants.
    • Castable Resin: Castable resin (SLA) is a high-detail resin utilized when producing patterns for investment casting as it burns out cleanly with minimal ash or residue.
      Tough Resin: The ultimate choice when prototyping strong functional parts that can endure stress, tough resin even comes in a brilliant transparent turquoise color.
    • Durable Resin: For products or parts that have high wear and tear, the best choice is durable resin as its high elongation and high impact strength with excellent resistance from deformation ensure that it can survive the toughest conditions. Parts printed on durable resin have smooth glossy finishes, too.
    • Flexible Resin: The pieces created with flexible resin can twist and contract, making this material ideal for wearable models, such as handles, catches, and packaging.

Has your business started utilizing the exciting technology of 3D printing? If so, what do you tend to get printed and which materials do you like to use?

Alternatively, if you haven’t tried it yet (and, therefore, aren’t aware of the myriad benefits it can bring to your company), what is stopping you?

Do you have any questions about 3D printing technology and materials as they apply to your business? We can help.

Get in touch with us today.

The Autodesk Technology Impact Program

Poto21 3D Printing LLC is now officially a member of the Autodesk technology impact program in Dubai UAE

The Autodesk technology impact program is a donation by Autodesk software to nonprofits, startups, and entrepreneurs that are using design for environmental or social good. Through this donation, Autodesk helps eligible visionaries’ and entrepreneurs to automate their workflow and bring their products to the market faster.

Proto21 3D Printing LLC is honored to announce that we are now officially a member of the Autodesk Technology Impact Program and have been awarded an Autodesk software donation because of the social and environmental impact of our work. The donation contains free licenses of Product Design, Manufacturing, Architecture and Engineering software collections.

“We can’t wait to drive greater positive impact with these powerful design and creation tools. We are extremely thankful to the entire Autodesk team for supporting our mission to create positive impact! “– Founder & CEO, Pir Arkam

The following are the free software that have been awarded to Proto21 through the technology impact program:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2020
  • Autodesk Netfabb 2020
  • Autodesk Revit 2020
  • Autodesk Recap Pro 2020
  • Autodesk Mudbox 2018
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Autodesk 3Ds max 2020
  • Autodesk Inventor 2020
  • Autodesk Maya 2019

Additionally we have the capacity to work with the following file formats like
STL, DWG, DXF, OBJ, FBX, 3DS, F3D, STP/STEP, IGES, SKP, SAT, RVT, IFC, 3DM, BLEND

Just like Autodesk, we believe in making an impact

Through the Autodesk technology impact program, we have the power to make anything across architecture, product design, manufacturing, engineering, entertainment industries and much more without compromising sustainability. This easy access to all the powerful software has helped us to play an important part in delivering greater social and environmental impact in the community we work in. As many of our customers work in various industries, from the manufacturing to automobiles, it is important to show them all possible solutions that fit in their budget without compromising the quality of the project.

Having access to all the best Autodesk software along with the most advanced 3D printers in UAE and in the MENA region has enabled us to design, visualize, develop and 3D print prototypes for our clients in the most cost effective way. Furthermore, we have been successful in sharing our achievements and experiences with the student community in the UAE through various 3D printing workshops and training. Proto21 is enthusiastic in supporting student group and helping them to have an easy access to designing and 3D printing technology in the most inexpensive way.

 How Proto21 is making a difference with Autodesk Impact Program and using Additive manufacturing technologies in Dubai UAE?

  • Enhance the 3D designs and Engineering capabilities
  • Optimize Building Space and Material Use
  • Conceptual Design and Planning
  • Project Visualization by generating renders
  • Run simulations of the designs to enhance and improve the product development process.
  • Meet our client expectation

Chrome Painting on 3D Printed parts in Dubai, UAE

Many of us know that 3D printing has endless possibilities and keeps getting better with new transition in the market, Just when you imagine how much more exciting 3D printing could possibly be, here is our Chrome Painting technique to enhance the appearance of your 3D printed models, giving them a beautiful and artistic finish. It also creates elegance and adds strength to the 3D printed parts. Chrome or Chromium finish is a metal finish which increases the aesthetic appearance of a 3D model and keeping the parts protected from rust or erosion.

Chrome Painting is a complicated job and requires paint booths with right equipment, correct temperature setting and experienced professionals to handle every step of the process. And here at Proto21, we have the capacity and experience to do as many as number of Chrome paint jobs from small to big size in-house. We are known for our chrome paint jobs in Dubai and our portfolio speaks for itself. We offer chrome painting as an artistic element in different colors as per our client requirement bringing out the uniqueness in each 3D printed parts.

What is the Procedure

To apply chrome finishing, there are different techniques like spray cans, spray guns or air brushes depending on the surfaces but chrome painting is more of detailing than a regular painting job. The initial process is cleaning and priming, followed by several base coats. The painting itself can even be done in various steps, by adding one layer at a time, wait for it to dry and then decide to add another. The parts are then carefully washed with distilled water to remove dust particles and placed in a clean temperature controlled environment that is free of any dust.

Why Chrome finish is important for your business

Chrome finishing is known to add an artistic element to your 3D printed parts but also makes it a marketing tool especially when you are engaged in industries like manufacturing or art.  It is also going to attract a huge number of users looking for a unique touch to their parts. Being able to finish and produce parts in chrome painting is very desirable especially for sectors like automotive, aviation and aerospace. Proto21 3D Printing ensures that you have the freedom and options to bring your ideas and concepts into reality within a short period of time but in the most effective way.