3D PRINTED SEAT COVER PRODUCTION PROCESS
In this project, a cover for Honda’s seat was made for the client. The seat cover was first 3D printed with the help of our custom made 3D printers, and then further processed to achieve a sufficiently high strength and a nice surface finish.
The production process covered the following stages:
I. 3D printing
The part was 3D printed with our “in house” made PETG material, which is known for its strength, UV resistance and durability. The print took around 70 hours with a layer height of 0.2mm. The weight of the 3D printed part was a little under 1kg. The product dimensions were approximately 400mm x 300mm x 160mm for length, depth and height, respectively.
II. Surface post-processing and reinforcing with epoxy
The 3D printed part was first sanded to achieve a totally smooth surface. The part was then covered with a thin coat of two component epoxy resin.
To prepare the part for painting the surface was primed with an acrylic primer.
III. Spray painting
Two coats of acrylic spray paint was applied to achieve a nice, smooth finish. In the end, a thin coat of varnish was applied for better durability.