A bead blast removes all powder and leaves a consistent overall texture. Parts are then dyed a standard black colour.
Available Secondary options:
Natural surface (grayish, not dyed black) Untreated material is certified according to following standards: UL 94 (Standard for Safety of Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts Devices and Appliances testing) and UL 746A (Standard for Polymeric Materials to measure Short Term Property Evaluations) (inkl. link to HP pdf)
Taps and Inserts
Assembly (bonding, screwing etc.)
We use HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 machines that are capable of accelerated build speeds when compared to other powder-based additive manufacturing technology. The HP 3D printers produce commercial-grade parts with enhanced surface finishes and improved mechanical properties compared to other 3D printing technology.
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