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Design Guide: Color 3D Printing

In this guide, you'll learn about the different aspects of 3D printing colorful parts, how to create and add color to your models, as well as the best practices and considerations to keep in mind when printing in full color.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

  • What is Color 3D Printing?
  • Applications

2. Printing Categories & Processes

  • Full-Color Printing
  • Multi-Color Printing
  • Post-Process Coloring
  • Printing Processes

3. Creating Files for Color 3D Printing

  • File Formats
  • 3D CAD & Design
  • 3D Scanning
  • Photogrammetry

4. Adding Colors to Models

  • Color by Object
  • Color by Face
  • Color by Texture Mapping
  • Texturing Walkthrough
  • Adding Transparent Features

5. Additional Resources

  • Ordering Full Color Parts Quick Guide
  • Additional Resources at Xometry

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