Metallization for rapid prototyping
At Axis, we use the Jet Metal plating process.
The main advantage of this metallization process is its economic gain. Metallization is much more advantageous than machining, for example, while giving the illusion of a metal part.
This technology is clean because it does not contain Chromium or VOCs, which is an advantage over other plating processes. We use environmentally friendly aqueous solutions, the packaging of the products is adapted to reduce the carbon impact and the waste is recycled and revalorized.
It is always good to know that this plating process is suitable for model making, but for a large scale realization it is impossible for us.
The metallization of your prototypes is done in several steps. First of all, we have to prepare the model and all the surfaces. An activator is deposited on the part, which is rinsed to accommodate the metallization.
Then, to fix the metallization and give it its final color, a layer of varnish is deposited. This varnish can therefore be colored. We can’t tell you more, because our plating process is our own for the most impeccable rendering possible thanks to our experience.
Several finishes are possible:
- Colored metal (red, blue, …)
- In gradient