DPP Technologies Creates World’s First 3D-Printed Airport Terminal Sign

Published by , February 13, 2018 2:19 pm

(DPP Technologies) Lebanon, Tennessee’s new Municipal airport terminal is crowned with the world’s first 3D-printed ABS/Carbon Fiber Exterior sign. The sign was created by DPP Technologies in Gallatin, TN and installed on the Lebanon Municipal Airport by David Tompkins with Advance Signs and Graphics.  The Halo Lit, 24” Tall x 3” deep Channel Letters are printed from DPP’s Premium Blend ABS20CF, (Carbon fiber reinforced, UV Stabilized, ABS Plastic). Click here for YouTube video for background info and watch the letters being printed. David Tompkins with Advance Sign Graphic, a 20 year veteran in the sign and graphics business, Says, “This DPP 3D Technology will help me produce a better sign in my own shop than I could get by outsourcing the complicated, hand or machine folded aluminum signs I have used in the past.”
The DPP 3D printer is capable of printing pelletized plastics and polymers that are created for Direct Pellet Extrusion (DPE), including but not limited to PEI, ULTEM 1010, PLA (Polylactic Acid), ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), Nylon, Ninja Flex, PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) and HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene). The printer has the ability to print at up to 1 pound per hour using DPP Premium Blend ABS/CF Pellets.