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Surface Finishing

Post Processing for HP Multi Jet Fusion

Parts 3D printed with HP Multi Jet Fusion can be used straight out of the printer, or undergo additional treatment to enhance the look, feel, or functionality of the part, depending on it's end-use application. Tempus 3D's industry-standard finishes are expertly applied either in-house or by certified industry specialists.

Surface finish options

Raw finish

Parts have a raw finish after they are taken out of the printer and cleaned. They are ready to use as-is, or can have additional surface finishing to improve looks or performance. 

Benefits

Materials 3D printed with HP Multi Jet Fusion produce strong, high-density parts and are resistant to wear, water, chemicals and UV light, and are bio-compatible.

Best used for

Prototypes, non-customer-facing parts, applications where functionality is more important than looks. 

Color

Powdery gray. May have residual 3D printing powder.  

Cost

$

Black Dye

3D printed parts are immersed in a dye bath and stained black. Black dye is often used on it's own or in combination with other finishes such as vapor smoothing. 

Benefits

Black dye improves the look of parts 3D printed with Multi Jet Fusion. The surface also loses it's powdery-gray look and feel and has a consistent color throughout.

Compatibe Materials

Nylon PA12, Nylon PA12 Glass Bead, Polypropylene, TPU Flexible Polymer

Best used for

Prototypes, customer-facing parts

Color

Black 

Cost

$

Cerakote

Cerakote is a thin film ceramic coating which is applied to 3D printed parts and heat-treated to cure the coating onto the surface. 

Benefits

This industry-leading coating is extremely durable, and is scratch resistant, chemical resistant, heat resistant, liquid resistant and UV resistant. When applied it is approximately 0.002" thick.

Best used for

Prototypes, end-use parts, applications where visible surfaces require improvements to looks and functionality. Cerakote is a spray-on finish, so can not be applied to surfaces which are not line-of-sight.

Compatibe Materials

Nylon PA12, Nylon PA12 Glass Bead

Colors

NRA Blue, Stormtrooper White, Fire House Red 

Cost

$$