KEBALLOY 3D im Rinspeed Concept Car “Etos”
How does KEBALLOY 3D work?
The component – for example a tailor-made trim strip in the interior or a front panel made of plastic as in the “Ʃtos” – is produced cost-effectively in large quantities using an injection molding process with a technical thermoplastic from the KEBALLOY 3D range. The material contains special fillers that make it possible to store information in the surface through magnetism – quite similar in basic principle to an old compact or audio cassette. In an intermediate process, the desired design is magnetically imprinted into the surface. With networked and automated production technology, each part can be equipped with an individual design. Up to this step, the design is still invisibly stored magnetically in the surface. Finally, the components are painted with a special metallic lacquer, which brings the design to life and makes it visible. This is done by the metallic particles, which orient themselves to the magnetic field in the surface of the component and give the design a three-dimensional depth effect. Finally, the paint is given a top coat to finalize the individually designed component.