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Color Jet Printing, CJP

Additive manufacturing method where a powder is bonded together using a binding agent. Like a color printer it can create millions of colors.

Illustration of Color Jet Printing, CJP

The process

The base material in the form of a powder is spread in a thin layer over the building platform as the printer head deposits the colored binding agent according to the horizontal cross section of the detail.

The platform is then lowered and a new layer of powder is spread out and bonded. This is repeated until the finished detail is made.

As the system is similar to an inkjet printer, it can generate millions of colors and shades from base colors, thus creating three-dimensional full-color models.

Advantages and disadvantages
In comparison with alternative methods