The Extra smooth finish has its strong points such as a high-quality surface similar to injection molding and the sealing against liquid and gas. However, there are also a few limitations that we want to inform you about in order to check the feasibility of your project and achieve the best possible result for your part.
- Maximum part dimensions: Rubber-like (MJF) 360 x 274 x 375 mm
- Standard accuracy: printing accuracy not guaranteed after this finish, no guarantee for matching of parts of an assembly after this finish
- Minimum wall thickness: 2 mm, even wall thicknesses recommended (no significant variations of wall thicknesses)
- Interlocking or enclosed parts? : No
Hollowing of Rubber-like (MJF) parts: No
Preparation before production – please upload instructions
Parts need to be hung up for this finishing process. Please provide instructions about the A-side of your part. See the article: What do I send as instruction for Extra Smooth finish?
Process related variations
Please note that variations in smoothness of processed parts and variations in color, specifically in case of the dark MJF parts, are part of this treatment process and must be expected.
Design features with risks
Corners can lead to accumulation of treatment product / powder remains and cause ‘bridging’:
Engraved surface details (see left picture below) are susceptible to bridging, we recommend using embossed surface labelling (see right picture below):
Cavities, insides of tubes, internal channels have inner surfaces which tend to be less smooth:
Interlocking parts will stick together after the process: