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Finishes for rapid prototyping

First of all, the finish for a model or a prototype will not be the same, because the two objects are made for different purposes:

A mock-up is a representation of an object, intended to be tested and validated, to detect possible defects, but also to be improved. It doesn’t have to be life-size. Whereas a prototype has all the technical qualities and operating characteristics of a new product. It ensures functionality and feasibility.

Objet peint et assemblé, avec finitions pour le prototypage

Within our prototyping company we have :

  • CAD workstations to process your files in the most common formats (.STEP, .STL, .IGES, Catia, TopSolid, Rhinoceros, …) ;
  • PA, PA Glass-filled, or PA HST powder sintering machines;
  • PA12 Multi Jet Fusion machine;
  • Stereolithography machines (Accura 25, Clearvue, HPC Perform, Taurus, Xtreme, RR60Wh, AMX Black, Prototherm);
  • Workshop for the production of silicone moulds for vacuum casting;
  • Duplication workshop ;
  • Part finishing workshop ;
  • Paint and primer booths.

That's why we can offer you different finishes:

  • Sanding, sandblasting ;
  • Paint to a RAL, Pantone, NCS reference or sample for a gloss, matte or satin finish;
  • Coloration / Impregnation ;
  • Graining ;
  • Clearvue resin for part transparency in Stereolithography;
  • Ready-to-paint or primed finish ;
  • Metallization using the Jet Métal process (gold, silver, chrome, gradient, colored) and preparation for metallization. To find out more about this technology, visit our page dedicated to metallization;
  • Heat treatment ;
  • Placement of transfers, inserts or other components;
  • Making hinges ;
  • Assembling several parts to form a single unit.

To find out more about our other additive manufacturing production resources, please visit our our machines page.

Need a quote or information on rapid prototyping?

Ask us for a quick quote or call us on +33 (0)5 55 06 17 17