Two Great Surface Finishing Tutorials

DIY 3D Printing

I was researching YouTube to find some good surface finishing, smoothing and painting tutorials, here are the two good ones I found. Second is from Commando Designs Hopefully, you found them useful!

Our Best Material Finish Ever

Shapeways Blog

We’re excited to introduce this upscale finish to our Strong & Flexible nylon, our most popular and versatile material. This finish will elevate your designs by offering a smoother, glossier surface. Design by Kasia Wisniewski. Design by Michiel Cornelissen.

Trending Sources

BHDA Finishing Tips and Techniques: Support and Nub Removal

Shapeways Blog

Starting as a maker material, BHDA was recently released to all shoppers because of its amazing detail, finish, durability, and color. Next, support structures are added to the design file using a variety of preset supports which are selected based on your model’s geometry.

Tru-Design & Polynt Composites Team Up to Create Industrial 3D Printing Finishes & Coatings

3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business 3D printing coatings 3d printing finishes additive manufacturing coatings additive manufacturing finishes industrial 3D printing finishes ornl Polynt Composites USA Inc TD Coat RT TD Seal HT TruDesignThe world of 3D printers is vast today.

Introducing Our New Polyamide Finish: Satin


We’re happy to announce the launch of a new finish for Polyamide (SLS): Satin ! Furthermore, it uses SLS technology, which allows the highest degree of freedom when it comes to designing for 3D, making it a good option for creative minds. What does the satin finish look like?

Choosing the Right Finish for Your CNC Machined Parts


When designing CNC Machined parts, it’s important to keep in mind what type of surface finishes you want to apply to your parts. An “as milled” finish can be a great option, but there are also many choices for specific cosmetic requirements.

Meet our New Finishes for Titanium 3D Printing


3D printing in metal opens a world of possibilities for designers and makers. We’ve already talked about the different metal materials on the blog and today we are happy to announce the launch of new finishes for 3D printing in titanium.

Retouch3D Finalizing Design for Their 3D Print Finishing Pen

the Retouch3D was launched via a Kickstarter campaign to build “the world’s first heated tool to finish 3D prints with variable heat and interchangeable heads designed for specific 3D retouching... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing Business 3D 2.0 3d print finishing tools 3d printed supports 3d printing tools kickstarter removing support material retouch3dCreated by 3D 2.0,

Keep On (Monster) Truckin’: Speeding Towards the Finish Line

The Solidworks Blog

The way you design something in a 3D simulation doesn’t necessary reflect how it will come out in real life, where gravity exists, and the team could only add so many T-pipes and crossbars for stability. Rob, Albert, and Sal in the mini-Max-D.

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line


Fresh off the machine, a 3D printed part can look like a nearly finished product. Depending on your requirements, the natural surface finish of an additive manufactured part may or may not meet your needs. Finishes for Every Product Stage.

Putting an Artistic Finish on 3D Prints


Courtney Link (Instagram: @clanks ) works in Production & Finishing at Objex Unlimited, where she puts the final touches on client projects. Link’s finished barnacle print from the H800. Versatility for Finished Looks. Art & Design Testimonials & Reviews

Finuvo’s Aqua Hydrographics Printer Adds Powerful Pizzazz for Finishing 3D Prints

Being able to finish your 3D printed products with some powerful and funky pizzazz, a required understated look with aluminum coating, or even printed wood or camo can be the difference between a rather... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D painting 3d print finishing 3D printed hydrographics 3d printing finish techniques Finuvo Aqua hydrographic hydrographic printing kickstarter water transfer printing station

New Finish Available! Polyamide (SLS) Is Now Waterproof


Today we are glad to announce the launch of a new Polyamide (SLS) finish: waterproof. In addition to our wide selection of colors and finishes for this material , you can now also order your 3D-printed objects with a watertight finish. Design tips for Waterproof Polyamide (SLS).

IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

3D Printing Sponsored 3D modeling 3d modeling services 3d print finishing 3D printing finishing solvents cad CAD design Canada industrial International Surface Technologies IST pcb printed circuit boards prototyping recycling ultrasonic cleaningSubstances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such as in.

i.materialise Refines Precious Metal Options for 3D Printing, New White Gold Finishes Available in 14K & 18K

3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 14k gold 14k White Gold 18k gold 3D printed gold finish 3d printing finish techniques 3d printing finishes 3d printing gold i.materialise i.materialise material RhinoGoldi.materialise takes their gold very seriously. A precious metal held dear by those who both make and wear jewelry, as well as a highly valued currency held in esteem for centuries, it is a resource... View the entire article via our website.

Ding! Find out via Text When Your 3D Printer Finishes the Job

3D Design 3D Printing 3d print jobs cloudbit littleBits text text when 3d print job finishes thingiverse We all know the famous saying that a watched pot never boils, but sometimes it’s awfully hard not to wait, hover, and stare.

Industrial Equipment Design From Start to Finish in Five Easy Steps with SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS can help engineers and machine designers streamline the development of industrial equipment as they go through each step of the design-to-manufacturing process shown below.

3D Printing in 5 Different Silver Options: Introducing Our New Antique Silver Finish


Fantastic news for jewelry designers and metal-printing enthusiasts: After just launching 18K gold last month, we are already expanding our metal options, this time with the new Antique Silver Finish ! Comparing Our Five Different Finishes.

3D Finisher Finishing Box Is Racing to Hit the Market By Christmas 2014

3D Printing Industry

This is the post-production – or finishing – stage, and, much like the design phase, is one of the most time consuming aspects of personal manufacturing. By Davide Sher.

Mendel90 finishing touches


The design is fully parametric meaning each part works out how big it should be from basic parameters like the desired build volume, rod diameter, the motor sizes and the layer height used to print it. It works a lot better than the Nyloc I had in the design before.

3D Printing Spotlight On: Chelsey Kearney, 3D Model Finisher, Chaos Core Tech

Chelsey Kearney’s husband Garrett, a Pinshape Ambassador who recently judged the Cosplay Design Contest, runs the fun, and informative, 3D design, modeling, and 3D printing Chaos Core Tech. View the entire article via our website.

The ultimate finish: From 3D printed to final product look


Finally, the sample-design was printed on: . As you probably have read on our recent post about 3D printing uses , ever since the first 3D printing technologies started to emerge, there has been one true undisputed application for it: Prototyping.

CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers

Surface finishing and coloring post processing solutions are necessary when it comes to producing quality 3D printed parts. 3D Printing Business 3d printed eyewear 3D printed product design 3D printed surface finishing 3d printing service bureau AMT CIPRES High speed sintering HP Multi Jet Fusion hss technology industry partnerships laser sintering PostPro3D powder bed fusion PUSh process PUSH technology sls 3d printing surface finish tct show TCT Show 2017 TCT Show Birmingham voxeljet

Matthew Griffin Helps You Finish Your 3D Prints With PLA Welding

So you’ve 3D printed out all the parts you need for your masterpiece and it’s time to begin assembly and finishing. 3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d print finishing 3d printing adafruit industries Matthew Griffin PLA welding Your work, my friend, has only just begun, and you’re going to need... View the entire article via our website.

Three Finishing Options, Shorter Lead Time and Improved Detailing: Introducing New Bronze!


We’re excited to unveil our improved Bronze today, now with three finishing options! Here are our three new Bronze finishes: Natural (unpolished) Uncoated. However, if you choose a polished finish, small details and sharp corners will be slightly smoother and rounded off.

How to Achieve a Brilliant Paint Finish on Your Prototypes


How do you get fantastic finishes on a 3D print? We can always depend on industrial designer. Read the whole entry. » » learning

Constructora Conconcreto Finishes Colombia's First 3D Printed House

3D Design 3D Printing 3d print latin america 3d printed construction 3d printed house 3d printed houses Central America Colombia construction 3d printing Constructora Conconcreto EIA University latin america south america SUMICOL3D printed construction is springing up all over the world. Dubai has famously proclaimed that it plans to have a significant percentage of its homes 3D printed in the near future, and has already. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing Materials Overview: 100 Materials & Finishes Explained


We’ll talk about all 19 materials and more than 100 finishes that we offer here on now! The printing process (Laser Sintering) uses powdered Polyamide, and thus enables designers to use it for interlocking & moving parts (i.e.

Introducing new metal finishes : Pink Gold, White Rhodium and Black Rhodium!


We’re launching three new precious metal finishes: pink gold, white rhodium and black rhodium! Now all you need is an inspired design for jewelry and you’ll have a custom piece (or even the means to start your own business). Designs by Christina Westbrook.

13 Days of Free Velvet Finish for the Easter Season!


If not, you should try it out with polyamide while were offering free velvet finish! Whether it be colorful eggs, bunnies or chicks, a velvet finish can add a smooth furry texture to your 3D print. 8 color choices for free velvet finish.

Made in America – Surface Finishes (IL)

Design 2 Part News

Lapping, polishing, grinding, machining – Surface Finishes a Cabot Microelectronics company. Surface Finishes, Inc. Since 1949, Surface Finishes has pioneered the creation and application of industry-leading precision fabrication technology.

Making 3D Printed Steel Better: New Black Steel Finish and Updated Prices


3D printed steel got an update: we’re happy to announce that we have launched our seventh steel finish, Unpolished Black, and that prices for 3D printing your design in steel have dropped by an average of 16%. New Finish for 3D Printed Steel: Unpolished Black.

3D Print Your Way to the Finish Line


Many of you might have already seen this incredible biomimicry slot car designed by Brian Hamilton. Brian tells how these designs inspired him to merge the physical structure of a prehistoric creature with the aerodynamic stylings of a modern-day supercar.

Creating the Dreamer Regalia Armor: Finishing the Armor!

Shapeways Blog

This is our sixth post detailing how designer Melissa Ng created the Dreamer Regalia Armor. After the armor was printed, it was time for Melissa to put her finishing touches before sending the final piece to Felicia Day.

Custom 3D Printed Wheelchair Racing Gloves Propel Australian Triathlete Across the Finish Line

3D printing has had a major impact in the athletic world, particularly for disabled athletes, and we’ve seen 3D printed prosthetics and braces helping athletes get to the finish line in nearly. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed gloves 3d printing for disabled athletes 3D printing plastic accessibility australia Commonwealth Games custom athletic equipment custom racing gloves markforged onyx ThincLab University of Adelaide weight reduction wheelchair racing gloves

Motorcycle Madness: The Design Moves Forward

The Solidworks Blog

Albert Hernandez’s design for Ben’s motorcycle costume. But there are still weekly meetings to go over the final design of Ben’s motorcycle and what kinds of supplies will be needed to create the bike. Abhishek Bali’s hand drawn designs.

Chain Reaction Cycles Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Trophies for the Tour of Britain


The world’s largest online bike store, Chain Reaction Cycles , designed and 3D printed the Points Jersey trophy for this year’s Tour of Britain road cycling event.

3D Printing Launches High Tech Rubber Band Car Across the Finish Line

3D Printing Industry

Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design has a unique approach to the field of art, driving students to be their most creative, while, in the background, preparing them to apply their skills to the world of gainful employment. 3D Printing Automotive Design Education Industry news

Adding a Surface Finish appearance to a SOLIDWORKS part

CATI Tech Notes

We recently received a support call where a customer had added a surface finish appearance but it did not appear on his model. SOLIDWORKS has a lot of great options for adding surface finish appearances to give your models a more realistic feel.

Land vs. Sea: Kitesurf Boards with 3D Printed Parts Race a Honda Civic to the Finish

3D Printing Industry

As a part of the world’s first extreme sports engineering design course at the University of Wales, TSD Swansea, a team of designers was challenged to reconceptualize a kitesurfing board to beat out the University’s hybrid Honda Civic in a race across the Bristol Channel.

A Human-Centered Design Approach

3D Innovations

Famed design firm, IDEO, first coined the term, “Human-Centered Design” and have been using this approach to design many recognizable products, such as: the first computer mouse for Apple in 1980 and the Palm Pilot in 1998. The Six Phases of a Human-Centered Design Approach.

Updates on Our Selection of 3D Printed Resins: New Material, New Finishes, Price Updates, Size Updates


We’ve got important updates to share with you about new materials, finishes, prices and printing sizes. Design: Dino Rider by Bert De Niel. Design: Diavolo Chair by Rendy Himawan. Design: Bike Frame by James Novak.

New Materials, New Finishes, New Website Functions – What We’ve Improved So Far This Year


This year we have worked a lot on new materials, new finishes, better production times, and new website functions. Antique Finish for Silver: Models printed in Antique Silver have very shiny and smooth outer surfaces, whereas recessed areas are darker with a rougher finish.