Finishing and Post Processing

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About Finishing and Post Processing

If you need a full color model, we have many options. Most additive manufacturing materials are receptive to advanced finishing. Paint, tints, dyes, and clear finishes are just a few of the options we have. Many materials can also be electroplated in copper, nickel or chrome. Ink transfers, sandblasted finishes, laser engraved logos, and vinyl graphics are just a few of the tricks our talented finishing staff have used to create the professional, realistic look you expect.

SLA Finish Levels

Finishing Level

Process Inclusions

 

 

Level 1

Supports removed, support faces sanded and lightly bead blasted

Level 2

Supports removed, support faces sanded and entire part bead blasted

Level 2 +

Sanded to 180 grit - removing all accessible layer lines (sand marks will still be present), and entire part bead blasted

Level 3

Sand to 320 removing all accessible layer lines so it's ready to prime/paint

Level 4

Sanded to 600 Wet  **Required when parts are to be plated or to enhance transparency (Accura 60)**

 

 

SLS Finish Levels

Finishing Level

Process Inclusions

 

Level 1

 

Excess powder removed, lightly bead blasted.

Level 2

Excess powder removed, lightly bead blasted, and sealed to make the product watertight. 

Tumbling

Parts can be tumbled for a smooth surface finish

Dyeing

Various colors available

 

 

Paint/ Cosmetic Options

Process Offered

Level Availability

 

Primer

 

Available at any finish level

Paint (Gloss or Matte) 

Available at any finish level

Clear Coat

Available at any finish level

Soft Touch

Available at any finish level

Texture

Available at any finish level

Dye

Available at any finish level

Optical Clear

Level 4 Finish Required

Vacuum Metalizing

Level 4 Finish Required

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