Finishing Degrees for

Metal 3D Printing

The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. With Metal 3D Printing, the possibilities range from basic supports removal and a matte finish to electropolishing for a reflective surface, or post-machining for accuracy requirements.

Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)

Corundum-Blasted (Matte)

  • Supports removed
  • Support marks are grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Surface is matte in appearance

Glass Bead-Blasted (Satin)

  • Supports removed
  • Grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Further blasted with glass beads
  • Surface is slightly reflective

Titanium (Ti6Al4V)

Corundum-Blasted (Matte)

  • Supports removed
  • Support marks are grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Surface is matte in appearance

Glass Bead-Blasted (Satin)

  • Supports removed
  • Grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Further blasted with glass beads
  • Surface is slightly reflective

Stainless Steel (SS316L)

Corundum-Blasted (Matte)

  • Supports removed
  • Support marks are grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Surface is matte in appearance

Glass Bead-Blasted (Satin)

  • Supports removed
  • Grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Further blasted with glass beads
  • Surface is slightly reflective

Inconel (IN718)

Corundum-Blasted (Matte)

  • Supports removed
  • Support marks are grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Surface is matte in appearance

Glass Bead-Blasted (Satin)

  • Supports removed
  • Grinded
  • Blasted with an aluminum oxide abrasive
  • Further blasted with glass beads
  • Surface is slightly reflective

Available on Demand

  • Satin + Post-Machined

  • Satin + Hand Polished

  • Satin + Hand Polished + Post-Machined

  • Matte + Post-Machined

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