Material Jetting Finishing

Parts in days anywhere in the USA.

Material jetting involves 3D printing parts using materials that may need finishing for surface quality, accuracy, and appearance. Techniques like sanding, painting, polishing, resin coating, and removing support structures help enhance durability, accuracy, and definition. Attention to detail and precision are vital in achieving high-quality results for material jetting parts.

Material Jetting - Digital ABS Plus

Choosing the right material jetting finishing level for your project.

Regarding material jetting finishes for a project, several factors must be considered to make a wise choice. One of the critical factors is the printing material used, and the other is the intended application of the finished product. For instance, glossy or matte finishes are ideal for a smooth and delicate surface. A polished finish is perfect for a product that needs to look attractive, while a matte finish is suitable for items that need to be non-reflective. Similarly, a textured finish may be required for products resembling wood, stone, or concrete. Whatever your project requirement may be, it’s essential to consider what finish is best to avoid disappointment carefully. You can achieve your project’s polished, professional, and functional look with a suitable material jetting finish.

Level Process
Natural
Support faces are sanded, and layer lines are visible.
Standard
Support faces are sanded, and the entire part is bead-blasted for a matte/opaque finish with some layer lines visible (black will appear grey).
Improved Exterior
Exterior (cosmetic) surfaces are sanded, and the entire part is bead-blasted for a smooth matte finish.
Improved All
All accessible surfaces are sanded, and the entire part is bead-blasted for a smooth matte finish.
Clear
Natural finish with clear coat. The layer lines are still visible.
Improved Clear
All accessible surfaces are sanded smooth with a clear coat for optimal clarity on transparent materials.
Primed Exterior
Exterior (cosmetic) surfaces are sanded, bead-blasted, and primed grey.
Primed All
All accessible surfaces are sanded, bead-blasted, and primed grey.
Painted
All accessible surfaces are sanded, bead-blasted, primed, and painted (provide a drawing with your paint specifications).
Custom

Custom finish. Let us know if your project requires special finishing. Please fill out our engineer-assisted quote form.