Maybe you’ve just opened a business making bespoke 3D printed models for consumers in the lead up to the festive season or you’re listed on 3DHubs along with hundreds of others in your city – how do you stand out? Imagine you’ve developed a new FDM 3D printer and a customer requests a specific color filament for their prints. One solution could be working with a company who can deliver custom colored and branded filament. A company eager to lead in this market are Winbo 3D printers.
What do Winbo have that no one else can provide?
The Chinese company are currently offering discounts on their OEM services and a 7-day turnaround for delivery to the US. They’re one of the only companies we’ve come across that offer multiple colors in the same spool of filament. They also have a heat-sensitive filament that darkens in color between 31 and 10 degrees Celsius (who remembers the color changing spoons you used to get free in cereal boxes?).
Why color matters
Such an attentive service is invaluable when crafting a brand’s identity. Shoe designers Christian Louboutin are one example of a brand who has managed to trademark a particular shade of red used provocatively on the soles of their shoes. In the past, Target and Coca-Cola have been in disputes over ‘their’ shade of red, and the famous ‘robin’s egg blue’ is an official trademark of Tiffany’s.
UK artist Stuart Semple has also gone viral on social media recently for his release of the ‘Pinkest Pink’ – a fluorescent and highly reflective pink pigment created in protest of Anish Kapoor’s exclusive use of Vantablack, the world’s ‘blackest black’, which was developed by NanoSystems in 2014.
If it wasn’t already clear from their vibrant marketing, Winbo understands that color matters, and they have the service to back it up.
See Winbo’s recent take on the fashion industry here in their exploration of 3D printed shoes. You can also read up on their exhibit at October’s 120th Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China here. All Winbo products are exclusively available from the company’s online store.
Featured image shows Winbo filament used in a variety of different applications. Top left & right show vases printed in the magic color changing filament. Bottom left shows a chair printed with one spool of multicolor filament. Photos via: Winbo