3d print finishing

Sand Your Way to Smoother 3D Printed Parts by Following These Easy Steps

When we speak about 3D printing, we spend much time on the design, modeling, and printing of our objects. But let’s not forget that in order to optimize your print job there’s also…

Sculpteo Shows Us How To Polish Translucent VeroClear 3D Prints

Matthew Sausse is a material engineer at Sculpteo, and he has provided tips aimed at helping users improve the appearance of their 3D prints. Sausse’s tips focus on techniques that the company…

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…

Make Your Own 3D Printing Glue

Rob, who goes by “northernmenace” on both Instructables and Thingiverse, wants to help you make “the most useful accessory to 3D printing, the Glue.” To make it happen, Rob says…

Precision Hydrographic Printing: A Fascinating New Way to Precisely Add Color to 3D Prints

I have to admit that it took me a moment to get past the GIF to the right, which shows what appears to be a cat in an advanced state of…

Smoothing 3D Prints with Epoxy by TechWiz

Jonathan Russell is a graphic designer and web developer who lives near Sydney, Australia. He says he’s been fascinated with computers since the tender age of 4, and he’s grown…

Solderdoodle Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool Launches on Kickstarter

Isaac Porras grew up in San Jose, California and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University. It was his experience in his father’s…

Gold Touch Inc. Shows us How to Coat Our 3D Prints in Chrome

While the technology of 3D printing is used for a variety of very serious applications from helping with providing prostheses for children in developing countries to the distinct possibility of…

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. Your work, my friend, has only just begun, and…