MIT researchers have devised a new technique which allows you to change the color of just about every 3D printed object by treating it to UV light.

3D printing is not a new technology. It has been around for decades, but people are becoming more interested in it these days. It is a way of printing real objects out of images and has a lot of applications. People all over the world are running businesses and helping others get the 3D objects they desire printed. But a new development can change this practice altogether since it will allow objects to change color under UV light.

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a new piece of tech called ColorFab. The technique is still in its wee hours of development, but once fully developed, it will allow you to have objects that change color under UV light. Team leader Stefanie Mueller said that the consumption of 3D printed objects is increasing by the day, and a lot of it goes to waste. With people getting objects that can change color, there will not be a need to get the same object printed in a different color or getting a different piece of the market.

ColorFab uses a special type of dye that is a combination of standard and photochromic dyes. Then, using ColorFab’s interface, any object can be made to change colors when treated with UV light. You can either choose for the entire object to change colors or a part of it. So if you want your phone case to change colors or your bracelet to match the pattern of your clothing, you can avail this innovative piece of tech and get it done without having to hunt for a new object or get another one printed.

ColorFab is the real deal since the changed color persists even after you remove the object from UV light. There are other coloring techniques available in the market, but each has its own limitations ranging from color and designs. But with ColorFab, you don’t have to worry about the type of design on your 3D printed object. Everything can be colored in whatever way you wish.

The process of getting this done takes about 20 minutes as of now. But as is mentioned above, this technique is still in its early stages of development. As work continues, Stefanie Mueller says that this time will reduce considerably and allow users to get their desired object in little or no time. The team will present their work at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems this April.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Why viewers still use to read news papers when in this
    technological world all is accessible on net?

  2. Wow, this post is fastidious, my sister is analyzing these things,
    so I am going to inform her.

  3. Hello to all, the contents present at this web
    page are truly awesome for people experience, well, keep
    up the nice work fellows.

  4. También se conoce como impotencia sexual, aunque actualmente se ha dejado de usar este término en el campo médico.

  5. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article.
    Thank you for supplying these details.

  6. Sildenafil, el componente que tiene la Viagra, aumenta el flujo sanguíneo hacia el pene para ayudar al hombre a tener una erección.

  7. 418552 559570Yay google is my world beater assisted me to locate this excellent web site! . 623547

  8. 776801 997985Thank you for your really good details and respond to you. I need to have to verify with you here. Which isnt one thing I often do! I get pleasure from reading a publish that can make people think. Furthermore, thanks for permitting me to remark! 723682

  9. 362936 481153Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a couple of of the pictures arent loading properly. Im not certain why but I believe its a linking concern. Ive tried it in two different web browsers and both show exactly the same outcomes. 355382

  10. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this fantastic blog!

    I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and
    adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and
    will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Chat soon!

  11. Magnificent items from you, man. I have be mindful your
    stuff previous to and you are simply too magnificent.
    I actually like what you have bought right here, really like what you’re saying and the way wherein you are
    saying it. You are making it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay it wise.
    I cant wait to learn much more from you. This is actually a tremendous site.

  12. Hi there, I read your blog like every week. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep up the good work!

  13. Hi there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with
    us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving
    the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Superb blog and superb design.

  14. I am curious to find out what blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest site and I would like
    to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?

  15. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly
    donate to this outstanding blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your
    RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new
    updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  16. What’s Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered
    It positively useful and it has helped me out loads.

    I’m hoping to give a contribution & aid different customers like its aided me.

    Good job.

  17. 747082 824332Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Thanks a lot! 975265

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here