3D printing specialist and manufacturing service provider Sculpteo, has this week unveiled a new process they have added to their range of services which now allows users to add a smooth finish to their freely printed objects.
The Sculpteo Smoothing Beautifier process is still in its beta development stage and is only available in a maximum size of 140 x 120 x 90 mm and takes roughly 3 business days to turn around on top of the printing process.
Sculpteo explains more about their new Smoothing Beautifier process :
Among the chemical smoothing processes, Sculpteo has launched a brand new patent-pending process called Smoothing Beautifier that allows for a smoothed surface on plastic parts. For now only offered on our white plastic material, this unique process enables a chemical reaction that creates a fully smoothed surface on your 3D printed polyamide parts.
To overcome many surface quality issues on 3D printed parts, the Smoothing Beautifier process has been developed to narrow the quality gap between injected molded surface quality and 3D printed part surface quality. With our Smoothing Beautifier Process, 3D printed parts now look like a finished product. This physicochemical reaction uses an exclusive process to create surfaces that look like they were injected.
After a long period of research, Sculpteo has developed a brand new patent-pending process to smooth laser-sintered plastics. This unique process sets new standards for the production of high-quality 3D printed parts. This new offer is the best solution to get prototypes that look like the finished product and small series that truly have a high quality surface finish. This is the best quality you can get for your 3D printed parts. This process is now qualified for our parts in PA12 (PA2200) in white and will soon be released for colored 3D printed parts.
For now, this new finish is available through a Beta Program. which means that you’ll need to subscribe to the program by explaining your project. Subscribing to the program means you’ll be part of a group of Sculpteo users who are willing to try out this new process. The first subscribers will be to the first to receive their parts finished with our Smoothing Beautifier.
If you are interested in joining the Sculpteo Smoothing Beautifier beta development stage jump over to the official website via the link below for more details.
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