Finishing Options

Finishing: Reference & Compare

We offer a full spectrum of finishing options and are running some of the industry's most cutting edge finishing technologies. 

Pad Printing

Description: Color printing on finished parts for branding, identification, and instructions.

Vapor Smoothing

Description: Smooths and seals surfaces to achieve an injection molded look and feel
Advantages
  • Fully sealed surface
  • Water resistant
  • Sanitizable
  • Food safe
  • Skin safe
Compatible Materials Nylon PA12
Nylon PA 11
Nylon PA12 Glass Bead Reinforced
Nylon PA12 Full Color
Continuous Fiber Carbon Fiber
Continuous Fiber Fiberglass
Continuous Fiber HSHT Fiberglass
Continuous Aramid Fiber (Kevlar®)
Onyx Nylon 6
Special Considerations
  • Slightly darkens part color
  • Small features can sometimes warp
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Dye Coloring

Description: Available colors - yellow, orange, red, green, blue, purple, black
Advantages
  • Consistent surface color
  • Added cosmetic appeal
  • Branded look
Compatible Materials Nylon PA12
Nylon PA 11
Elastomeric Polyurethane - EPU 41
Nylon PA12 Glass Bead Reinforced
Nylon PA12 Full Color
Lubrizol Estane Thermoplastic Polyurethane - TPU
Henkel Loctite IND 405 Clear
Special Considerations
  • MJF parts are best in black
  • Varies by material
  • Slight inconsistency on volume orders
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Surface Finishing Description Advantages Compatible Materials Special Considerations Gallery
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Color printing on finished parts for branding, identification, and instructions.
  • Multiple color options
  • Enhances appearance and function
  • Weather resistant
  • Sanitizable
  • Food safe
  • Skin safe
  • Four colors available per print
  • Certain applications require custom ordered inks
  • Process is most suited for medium to high volume production
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Smooths and seals surfaces to achieve an injection molded look and feel
  • Fully sealed surface
  • Water resistant
  • Sanitizable
  • Food safe
  • Skin safe
  • Slightly darkens part color
  • Small features can sometimes warp
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Available colors - yellow, orange, red, green, blue, purple, black
  • Consistent surface color
  • Added cosmetic appeal
  • Branded look
  • MJF parts are best in black
  • Varies by material
  • Slight inconsistency on volume orders
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After parts are post-processed, they have a standard finish that varies in color and texture depending on the technology.
  • Subject to material choice
  • Color is controlled by the choice of material
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Makes parts clear enough to see color through
  • Provides clear parts
  • May soften sharp details such as text or threads
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Painting is possible on large volume orders of 3D printed parts
  • Custom colors
  • High gloss finish
  • Automotive finish
  • Requires minimum order.
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A chemical-free post-processing step for color part production
  • Mechanical smoothing
  • Chemical free
  • Color enhancing
  • Provides semi-gloss finish
  • Best suited for smaller parts
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The right finishing technique can be the secret sauce to your project's success. Contact DI Labs to get an instant quote that includes finishing or request our help to determine the right finishing option for your needs.