Due to the process described above, surfaces which cannot be accessed easily will most likely be treated less, leading to a lower level of sealing. For internal channels, make sure that the diameter is above 6 mm or the channels could get blocked with sealing agent.
Please be aware that the sealing agent improves how watertight your design is but does not guarantee a fully watertight product as this depends on several circumstances: the complexity of your design, the temperature of your surroundings, the pressure used, the liquid used etc. We recommend this finish for decorative use and advise testing your application first before fully using it.
We accept file formats STL, 3DS, 3DM, OBJ, WRL, MATPART, STP, SKP, SLDPRT, STEP, CATPART, IGES, MODEL, MXP, and MGX on Materialise OnSite.
Next to file formats we also have constraints related to the content of those files. To deliver the best possible quality and ensure tractability, we only allow 1 model per part to be ordered via our online platform OnSite. This means per file, there can only be one shell. If there are multiple shells in one file, we will only process it as it is recognized as one model or part meaning that the shells are intersecting or interlocking each other (if applicable see the technical specifications below). Otherwise your part will not be processed correctly.
|Standard lead time||Minimum of 4 working days, depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees (offline orders)
7 working days (online orders)
|Standard accuracy||±0.3% (with lower limit on ±0.3 mm)|
|Layer thickness||0.12 mm|
|Minimum wall thickness||1 mm, but living hinges are possible at 0.3 mm|
|Minimum detail||0.3 mm|
|Minimum clearance||0.6 mm between parts that need to be assembled
0.5 – 0.6 mm between shells of an interlocking part
|Maximum part dimensions||650 x 330 x 560 mm (offline orders)
400 x 300 x 400 mm (online orders)
|Interlocking or enclosed parts?||Yes|
|Surface structure||Unfinished parts typically have a grainy surface but all kinds of fine finishes are possible. Laser-sintered parts can be sandblasted, colored/impregnated, painted, covered and coated.|