Today, UV curing is being used very successfully on complex, three-dimensional parts including automotive lighting assemblies, plastic molded parts such as mobile phone cases and other electronic devices, contoured wood products, golf balls, electric motor housings and fiberglass composite parts.
UV Curing Three Dimensional (3D) Parts
UV curing of complex shaped parts can be a challenge because UV curing is "line-of-sight", meaning that every point on a surface must see the UV energy to cure the coating. Hidden or shadow areas will remain uncured (remain wet).
Can Your 3D Part be UV Coated?
Heraeus Noblelight has many years of experience with 3D UV curing projects. The information below can help you determine whether UV curing may be suitable for your 3D product or part.