Before

watch component before post-processing
3D printed and post-processed sculpture, before

After

Watch component after processing
3D printed and post-processed sculpture, after

Objective

Improve Surface Finish to that of a molded part

Industry3D Printing – Test Samples
Part DescriptionHand Sculpture
3D Printing Technology3D Printing SL5
MaterialDuraForm PA Nylon
Process TechnologySmooth and Polish Surface
Equipment TypeCentrifugal Disc Finisher

In the early stages of developing production 3D, AM printer equipment and materials, Bel Air was engaged by 3D systems to develop post processing techniques in order to feedback to the printing process for improvements to help post processing achieve traditional finishes.

If you are unsure what equipment and media you require to achieve your desired surface finish, then send us your part, and we will evaluate it and provide you with a metrology report.