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Plastic AM Finishes

Our 3D modeling team of skilled finishers and modelmakers use a variety of in-house techniques to produce aesthetically pleasing and functional parts that are often comparable to the final manufactured item, with minimal time added to the delivery.

Whilst the layer based construction techniques of plastic AM offers significant benefits in terms of build speed, it can sometimes give a stepped surface finish. From a purely functional aspect this is seldom a problem, however from the aesthetic perspective they may require additional finishing.

We ensure every last detail is taken care of and our bespoke finishing services offer a range of options from simply adding a colour or highlighting certain areas, to fully finished marketing models, or the inclusion of mechanical components, inserts or screw threads. The resulting finished model or prototype part can play a vital role in functionality testing, securing tender bids, design verification and marketing photography.

Unfinished plastic AM model

Unfinished plastic AM model

Fully painted plastic AM model

Fully painted plastic AM model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer a choice of Finishing Grades which, when combined with the capabilities of our Vibro Finishing service, enable us to supply parts to suit our customers’ individual requirements.We have pioneered a revolutionary process to give our plastic AM parts a Permanent Surface Colouring. We can also include Inserts and offer a Plating process, giving a full service capability from start to finish.

It is also possible to include text on your plastic parts, so that unique identification codes, logos, branding, instructional messages or batch numbers can be incorporated into the initial CAD design and generated during the build process. Design guidelines for the inclusion of text and logos are here.

To obtain a quote for your specific finishing or 3D modeling requirements, please contact our Projects Team at enquiries@3trpd.co.uk.

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