Prototype finishing examples
At CreateProto, we can duplicate and/or simulate any finish that can be achieved in production, while remaining within a prototype quantity. We have compiled a few of our favorite finishing examples which best relay the options open to you for your applications.
Exist of cutlery radius will results radius during CNC Machining the inner structure of the model. Our standard operation will required choosing different tools for processing to have the Radius range from R0.25 to R3.0. Parts required clearance radius will secondary clean by hand finishing.
Machine finish is that, a very smooth paper surface, created by a machine without polishing work, only needs a little hand work to clear the bur, the part could be finish and delivery quick soon after off the machine.
Common smooth finish requires to use rough sandpaper start from 240#, then 320/400# and finally 600-800# to smooth the processing marks and burs on the part.
Highly polishing or Mirror Finishing requires the sanding work start from 320# sandpapare, then 400-600-800-1000# and end by1500#, finally using the polishing paste to polish. the processed surface will be highly smooth without neither machine line nor sanding mark which is normally the required finishing standard for Vacuum Plating or Chrome Plating parts.
Acrylic polishing requires the removal of material and it is essential to achieve a good machined finish before hand polishing,and end by 1500# sandpaper. finally using polish plate to do the hand polishing,The final product is clear and free of any marks or scratches with optical quality finishes .
Vapor polishing can be used to enhance component features on materials such as polycarbonate. Vapor polishing is ideally suited to the polishing of small features and offers improvements to internal and external surface finishes. The process is performed with a chemical vapor, which attacks the surface of the plastic and smoothes it.
Before sand blasting will require rapid prototype finishing hand sanding process using sandpaper start from 240#, then 320/400#, and end up by 600#. Then sand blasting operations with the glass sand range from 120# to 180 #. It is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants.
Primer is the key to a great-looking topcoat,When you plan to use any bright or rich color as a topcoat, rely on Grey primer to: Spray the first layer primer to the debured part, using putty to fill the rough surface and sanding by th e240/320# later on, afterward spray the second time, and sanding by 400# , and then end up by 800/1000# sanding to reach the high smooth, non-marks, non-oil, tidy surface.
This is a clear coating that was called something like soft touch paint. It can be applied as a clear translucent topcoat over a wide variety of substrates and base coats to produce a lustrous full matte finish. Ultra soft to the touch, it feels like expensive suede or soft leather.
Matt painting provides a permanent, non-gloss finish. Eliminates light reflection. Dry fast and clear. Texture on the painting surfase is done according to clients’ MT or YS texture sample plaques, which is the real mold texture, in prototype painting, only refer and close to the spray dot plaques. A simple fine spark finish can be sometimes be created by lightly blasting the surface. Very fine finishes can be produced purely with a spraying technique.
Gloss painting is the most durable and easiest to clean of all paint sheets, high-gloss paint is hard, ultra-shiny, and light-reflecting. Products receiving cosmetic paint are coated with a polyurethane paint. Polyurethane paint gives prototypes and parts extra resistance to water and chemicals, as well as a glossy, professional finish. We use UV coatings and Acrylic 1K&2K PU Automotive Refinishing coatings from PPG and DuPont.
Knowed as Vacuum metallizing is a form of physical vapor deposition, a process of combining metal with a non-metallic substrate through evaporation. Layer thicknesses are typically a few micron and a range of finishes are possible. The most common metal used in vacuum metallization is aluminum for a variety of reasons such as cost, thermodynamic, and reflective properties.
It often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal or plastic object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness. Sometimes a less expensive imitator of chrome may be used for aesthetic purposes.
Brushed or dull polished metal is metal with a unidirectional satin finish. It is produced by polishing the metal with a 120–180 grit belt or wheel then softening with an 80–120 grit greaseless compound or a medium non-woven abrasive belt or pad. The brushing gives the metal a distinctive look, as it retains some but not all of its metallic lustre and is given a pattern of very fine lines parallel to the brushing direction.
Anodizing increases corrosion resistance and wears resistance, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than bare metal dose. Anodic films can also be used for a number of cosmetic effects, either with thick porous coatings that can absorb dyes or with thin transparent coatings that add interference effects to reflected light.
Either process is a simple process for imprinting an image onto virtually any material. Such as Logos, letters, rating labels. The color for printing is optionally as well as painting according to panton No.
Using for Concave character both tiny and big. painting 1 layer on clear material and Laser Etching the lable to get a light transmittance characters, painting 2 layers in different color on the opaque material and laser Etching the lable to get a color different characters.