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What Is Post-Processing Process & How Does It Work – Post-Processing Services

3D Printing Parts finishing or Parts Post-processing, is the process of utilizing different techniques to alter the surface of 3D Printing products, for improving the appearance and properties like corrosion resistance, tarnish resistance, chemical resistance, wear resistance, and hardness, modifying electrical conductivity, removing burrs or applying specific colors to the additive manufacturing components. It usually through adding a layer of metal or non-metal coating on the exterior of a metallic workpiece, which can also clean the part at the same time. The Post-processing services commonly applied on various 3d printing parts made of Resin, Metal, Engineering Plastic and more materials.

Benefits Of Post-Processing Process

The functions of Post-processing can be summarized as follows:

  • – Improve the appearance
  • – Add specific beautiful colors
  • – Change the luster
  • – Enhance chemical resistance
  • – Increase wear resistance
  • – Limit effects of corrosion
  • – Reduce friction
  • – Remove surface defects
  • – Cleaning the parts
  • – Serve as a primer coat
  • – Adjust the sizes

*All values are taken from the documentation provided by the manufacturer of the special material. PTJ3D printing company. No claims are made to the accuracy of these data, as each individual application may vary. If you have any questions, please contact the manufacturer to give specific product information.

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Different Types of Post-processing – Post-processing Services Available In China

Do you want your 3d printing parts to be more corrosion-resistant or get a specific look? Post-Processing Services is a essential choice to achieve your design perfectly. PTJ – 3d-printing-china.com is an accomplished Post-Processing parts manufacturer, our workers and craftsman are capable to provide rapid prototype 3d printing services and a wide range of Post-Processing services including aluminum anodizing, painting, passivation, electroplating, powder coating, polishing, black oxide, conversion coating, abrasive blasting, etc. Here are the introductions to different types of Post-Processing, more details please feel free to contact us.

An electrolytic passivation process of forming a thin layer of metal oxide on the exterior of 3d printing metal parts to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer, protect the metal, add various colors, as well as improve corrosion and abrasion resistance. Aluminum is the most widely anodized material, and the advantages of anodized aluminum components are well known, but many other metals can undergo the process, such as stainless steel, copper, titanium, zinc, and magnesium.

The process of using an electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a thin coherent metal coating on an electrode, to change the properties of the metal surface or build up thickness for undersized parts. Chrome plating, nickel plating and more are often applied at China 3D Printing Supplier

A common chemical surface treatment method mostly for steel and stainless steel, to use a light coat of protective material to create a shell for enhancing the corrosion resistance or reducing the chemical reactivity. Passivation of stainless steel removes free ironand ferrous contaminants on metal surface with an acid solution to prevent rust.

The process of spraying paint, pigment, or color to a solid surface as a colored protective layer, and can be done on metal or non-metal 3 d printing components of any shapes, usually applied on resin, aluminum, stainless steel and steel alloy parts. The purpose is to improve aesthetic appearance and prevent corrosion or oxidation.

The process of placing a functional and decorative finish, which is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder, employs electrostatically and then cured under heat, to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. The main applications including household appliances, aluminum extrusions, drum hardware, automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle parts.

The process through utilizing heating or chilling usually under extreme temperatures to make the metal achieve a certain state or change some characteristics, heat treating techniques including annealing, tempering, hardening, precipitation strengthening, tempering, carburizing, normalizing and quenching.

Apply a luster between the dull, non-shiny finish of matt materials and the bright and shiny finish of glossy finish. The visual effect is related to the lighting of the environment, satin metal finish is reflective, flat and glossy.

The operation of propelling a stream of abrasive material composed of high-velocity sand-sizes particles against the metal surface under high pressure with blast equipment like air pressure system, to remove surface contaminants, clean metals or increase a texture, then change the smoothness or roughness of surface.

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