ColorBondTM instant infiltrant is an extremely fast-curing, general purpose resin designed to rapidly strengthen 3D-printed models. The simple one-part, low-odor formulation produces excellent strength and enhances the vibrancy of color parts.
- Cures in as little as 5 minutes.
- Dramatically enhances the vibrancy of color parts.
- Easy to apply: dip or drizzle method.
- Parts can be easily sanded, joined together, painted or spray coated for a matte or glossy finish
- Greatly enhances part strength
Handling and Usage Information
Important: Please review the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) and the following directions prior to using ColorBond instant infiltrants.
- All part surfaces should be clean prior to applying ColorBond infiltrant.
- Parts should be completely dry.
- Wear gloves, safety glasses and apron (or other protective clothing) during application. Nitrile disposable gloves or polyethylene gloves can be used. We recommend using non-stick gloves made with a special 3-polymer blend, which are available from your local reseller (PN 22-16752).
Parts should be completely dry. For best results parts should be oven dried for 2-4 hours at 100F or overnight at room temperature.
Note: ColorBond dipping kits are available from your local reseller. They include a supply of non-stick gloves, safety glasses, large sheets of non-stick paper, a dipping container, MSDS and bottles of ColorBond Instant Infiltrant.
Warning: ColorBond cures very quickly. Models can get hot during infiltration.
How to apply – Drizzle method
This method can be used in combination with the dipping method for models with very delicate/fine features. First drizzle delicate/fine part features with ColorBond. After the delicate features have had a few minutes to strengthen, submerge the entire part in ColorBond, following the instructions in the How to apply – Dip method section of this guide.
- Place parts that you infiltrated with ColorBond on a sheet of non-stick material (Teflon, freezer paper or wax paper).
- On average, parts attain near full strength with ColorBond within 15-20 minutes.
- Let parts cool down for 15-30 minutes before handling them as curing can produce heat.
Soiled paper towels can be safely disposed of as soon as ColorBond has cured. This usually happens within 15-30 minutes.
Cured ColorBond can be removed with nitromethane, a clean-up solvent for instant adhesives.
- Parts can be sanded to improve the surface finish. Start with 100-grit paper and continue to 220-grit if a smoother finish is desired.
- Parts infiltrated with ColorBond can be painted without additional processing. For the best surface finish, sand lightly, use a primer, and then apply paint.
- For a plastic-like finish, fill in the seam of joined parts with Bondo® No.907 Glazing Spot Putty, apply 1-2 coats primer, sand lightly, and paint.
- For the latest information on joining and bonding parts infiltrated with ColorBond, check the 3D Printing User Website in the Best Practices section and search for “joining parts”: Best Practices.
Storage and Shelf Life
ColorBond should always be stored in a cool, dry place. The shelf life of ColorBond is one (1) year from the date of manufacture. Unopened containers can be stored refrigerated at < 40° F. Never refrigerate a container after it has been opened.
ColorBond is compatible with:
- All High Performance Composite powders.
|ColorBond Small Dipping Kit||Includes dipping tub, protective sheets, safety glasses, gloves, paper towels||3 x 454 g (3 x 1 lb.)|
|ColorBond Large Dipping Kit||Includes dipping tub, protective sheets, safety glasses, gloves, paper towels||6 x 454 g (6 x 1 lb.)|
SDS (Safety Data Sheet) can be found in the Materials section at http://www.3dsystems.com/3d-printers/professional/overview
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