An Italian supplier of 3D printing filaments, FiberForce, has announced the launch of a Pantone Matching System (PMS) based line of coloured polymer materials.
The partnership with Pantone has seen the immediate introduction of a range of filaments in approved PMS colours. These filaments include ABS, PLA, TPU, composites, and a couple of Nylon grade, with varying colour PMS colour availabilities within each family of materials. A colour customisation service is also available as part of the FiberForce-Pantone partnership.
These coloured filaments are being brought to market to enable more detailed prototypes to be developed, and also address a series of potential product design, fashion, architecture, home and accessory requirements. The partnership with Pantone serves as an enhancement to FiberForce’s product offering, and the companies are looking forward to seeing the results.
“We are excited to release the first 3D printing filament simulating approved PMS colour identities and to bring globally recognised Pantone colours into the 3D printing world,” commented Francesco Berton, CEO of FiberForce, Italy. “Thanks to this alliance we can provide a higher level of customer service. Our 3D filaments are commonly known for excellence in quality, and from this day forward we can add another concrete support to the 3D printing market, where the importance of colours is a key point.”
“Collaborating with FiberForce Italy provides designers working with innovative materials and advanced technology the ability to bring Pantone colours to life in their 3D printed creations,” added Adrian Fernandez, Vice President and General Manager, Pantone. “Leveraging approved Pantone colours within the 3D printing process enables users to maximise the power of colour and visualise samples that truly realise their design intent through easy-to-print filaments.”