High-gloss finish of 3D printed objects

In 3D Print Finishes by CoenLauwerijssen

Post Processing Vaporize Service

3D Prontoprint offers a post processing vaporize service to turn 3D printed objects into high-gloss finished parts. These 3D printed parts look in many cases very much like injection molded parts. The typical layered look of a normal FDM printed part is completely gone.
Especially with organic shapes the results look stunning, but also for prototype enclosures the results are impressive.

At the moment 3D Prontoprint is offering the premium service on a limited scale for clients that request this. Please ask 3D Prontoprint about the possibilities.

Not only better looks…

Besides the improved high-gloss looks post processing also improves the functional strength of a part as the individual layers become more glued together. So also when functional strength is of importance this post-processing step is worth considering.

How is 3D Prontoprint doing this?

These results are achieved by placing the 3D printed objects after the printing process for a short period of time in a highly controlled vapor of acetone. This dissolves the ABS plastic a little bit. After the processed the object is dried before it is shipped.

Examples of high-gloss finish 3D printed objects

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High-gloss finish of 3D printed objects was last modified: September 12th, 2015 by CoenLauwerijssen