Fine Detailed Viper HR parts do not receive Bead Blasting unless otherwise instructed by the customer. Parts are lightly wet sanded with 440 grit ,only in areas that can support contact. The finish level preserves the integrity of the features and model.
Presentation models can be created using a Variety of RP and RM methods. These models can be made to look like the end product. Additional is graphics are required the native graphic files is needed (Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, PDF)
WaterClear Models can be produced using the PC Like resins that are clear. These Models can be sanded down and sealed with clear coat to produce a transparent part.
Note: this process is very labor intensive and takes many hours of sanding to achieve a quality finish. For parts that do not need to be perfectly clear see quick clear process
QuickClear is an economical alternative to the WaterClear process. With the quick clear procedure all of the build lines are not completely removed. This will result in a part with increased transparency but will not produce a part that is optically clear.
SLA parts can be Metal Plated using the following procedure:
- Remove supports and sand with 320 grit to remove exterior build lines
- Paint with conductive paint and electroplate with copper coating
- Electroplate with selected Metal & Finish
Palting Options Include:
Stainless Steel, Tin, Zinc, Pewter, Copper, Additional there are Brushed, Matte, & Satin Finishes Available
Note: Metal Plating can add up to 50-100 microns of thickness to the part. The newly plated part will now have improved mechanical properties. The metal plating will provide a increased resistant to chemical, improved heat deflection, waterproof model, provided electrical conductivity, and improve the mechanical properties up to 3x the impact strength.