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An extensive standard product range

TIA is at the forefront of the 3D surface printing industry. We’re proud to say that our products use cutting-edge technology to give you the very best results. From batch process machines to tray warming ovens, we supply high quality machinery that will deliver huge yields, time after time.



Having been at the forefront of 3D Sublimation technology for over 10 years TIA 3D know what it takes to build systems that are not only reliable and scalable but can also deliver repeatable results time after time.

With a TIA 3D system you can be sure that our systems are built exactly to the specification you require and will deliver beautifully imaged parts. All our systems are fully built here in the UK and are CE certified. All of our models starting from the RN Series incorporate the following features.

  • High Velocity Heat System-Our RN machines use a specialised high velocity air system that unlike competitors’ simple fan ovens blasts hot air onto the parts providing a faster, more even transfer cycle.
  • Dual Heat System-Our machines use a combination heat system combining both IR and forced convection heat again giving you faster transfers plus the ability to precisely control the film softening which is critical to producing a perfect wrap around the component.
  • Variable Flow Generators-By using a process of variable nozzle patterns we eliminate hot and cold spots common in standard oven based system eliminating uneven image transfer.
  • Auto Vacuum Control System-Our revolutionary automatic vacuum control system means that the vacuum pressure throughout the imaging cycle is dynamically controlled which means part distortion; a common issue in competitor’s oven only machines is eliminated. (Not standard on RN press but available as an upgrade)
  • Self-Compensating Vacuum-Our vacuum recovery system means that the machine will monitor the pressure during the imaging cycle and auto recover should film pop, minimising waste parts. (Not standard on RN press but available as an upgrade)
  • Pre Programmed Cycles-Our user interface allows for the programming of 99 pre-configured component cycles for easy user operation. (password protected)
  • Heat Stable Nests-We make our nests out of a specialised insulating material that retains the correct amount of heat aiding in the even imaging of the part during the transfer process helping to minimise polymer distortion.
  • Off Line Loading-Our systems utilise offline tray loading which means you maximise operator performance as they can load up trays whilst the imaging cycle is taking place.
  • Auto Tray Handling-RNS (Shuttle) and RNI (Indexer) Machines incorporate auto tray loading which automatically loads and unloads trays giving perfect repeatable registration and maximum throughput and efficiency.
  • Warranty-All machines come with a full 12 months single shift parts warranty.
  • Support-Both on-site training or telephone support is provide.


An even larger bespoke product range

Most of our standard machines have been developed to suit specific customer requirements; we welcome the challenge of new applications.

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The highest quality machinery

All of our equipment is designed, manufactured and assembled in the UK. We use only the highest quality components. Each machine is fully tested in-house before delivery; this ensures minimal commissioning time when it is installed in your facility. Even the most complex machines are usually set up and run good product in less than half a day. Our equipment all complies with the latest UK/EU standards and each machine is issued with a CE Certificate.

Batch Process Machines

Our batch process machines are both flexible and adaptable. So if you’ve got components you would like printed, as long as they fit within the dimensions of the trays, we can supply a machine that will print them.

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Continuous Process Systems – Indexing Machines

Our background in designing single line equipment means that we’re able to supply continuous process systems of the highest quality. We can supply indexing machines that produce anything from 2,000 right up to over 10,000 phone covers per working day.

High yields

Our equipment is specifically designed to be efficient, consistent and give repeatable performances.

You can expect our machines to produce yields in the region of 97-99%.

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Registration Hole Punch

Once the film has been printed, holes must be punched into it as part of the preparation process. Our registration hole punch is both highly efficient and easy to use.

Film Conditioning & Storage Cabinets

We have all seen piles of printed film in the production shop; inevitably some of the prints get damaged and have to be scrapped - or worse - they are used and the finished parts then have to be scrapped. Storing printed film in a conditioning and storage cabinet ensures protection from damage. It is kept in temperature and ventilation controlled conditions and is ready for immediate use. 

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Adaptable to your requirements

As the machines were originally designed to print mobile phone cases, this is a convenient and familiar way to compare their capacity. However, we’re able to print much, much more. The only limit on what we can print is the size of the trays themselves.

Vacuum trays

At the heart of the technology are our vacuum trays, built and tested to the highest standards.


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Tray Warming Ovens

For users with multiple products, changeover from one to the other can cause wasted time during warm-up of the new trays. Keeping them in a warm, controlled oven helps to minimise wasted time during production.

Easy to use

Conventional 3D sublimation methods subject the whole component to very high temperatures. Strong materials such as metal and ceramics are not adversely affected, however polymer components may be distorted. Our equipment will primarily heat the surface of the material using a combination of advanced IR heating and carefully distributed hot air whilst leaving the core of the part at a lower temperature. This results in a perfectly printed design on the surface whilst the structural integrity of the components is retained.