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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.

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.  

Raw Finish
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 has a consistent color across all surfaces and is slightly smoother to the touch than an undyed finish.

Compatible Materials

Nylon PA12, Nylon PA12 Glass Bead, Polypropylene, BASF TPU

Best used for

Prototypes, customer-facing parts

Color

Black 

Black Dye
Vapor Smoothing

Vapor Smoothing uses a chemical polishing process that gives your parts a beautiful look while also improving color uniformity. AMT PostPro technology is used for this process.

Benefits

Vapor smoothing improves surface finish, seals surfaces, and improves material properties. It may also improve water resistance.

Vapor smoothing can be used to prepare surfaces for Cerakote, paint or dye. 

Best used for

Prototypes, end-use parts, and applications where all surfaces require improvements to looks and functionality. Vapor smoothing seals both visible and hidden surfaces fo the parts..

Compatible Materials

Nylon PA12, Nylon PA12 Glass Bead, Polypropylene, TPU Flexible Polymer, Markforged Onyx and Nylon.

Color

We recommend the part be dyed black to improve cosmetic appearance.

Vapor Smooth
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, and applications where visible surfaces require improvements to looks and functionality. Cerakote is a spray-on finish, so it can only be applied to surfaces which are line-of-sight.

Compatible Materials

Nylon PA12, Nylon PA12 Glass Bead, Markforged Onyx and Nylon.

Colors

NRA Blue, Stormtrooper White, Fire House Red, Gloss Black

Cerakote
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