Quick Quotes | Phone | Location | Email

High Quality Industrial Finishes

RapidMade provides a variety of finishes to meet your desired look.

 

Standard Finishes

Standard Dyes: Black, Red, Blue, Green, Purple Orange

Standard Dyes: Black, Red, Blue, Green, Purple Orange

Dyed Plastic Finish

  • Standard dye finishes include black, red, blue, green, purple, and orange.
  • Standard dyes add 10% to the cost of the per part price.
  • Custom dye colors available for special request and price.
  • Opaque colors available with Polyjet acrylic and FDM ABS prints.
  • Translucent colors (pictured left) available in Polyjet acrylic.
  • SLS Nylon available in black dye finish.
 
Textured color print - sanded with clear coat to simulate real varnished wood.

Textured color print - sanded with clear coat to simulate real varnished wood.

Sanding, Blasting and Clear Coating

  • Standard finish available for most RapidMade product offerings.
  • Gives a smoother, better tactile quality.
  • Clear coat gives a sheen and smooth plastic-like feel.
  • Ideal for Colorjet parts, creates a better seal and makes the "sandstone finish" feel more like a consumer product.
  • Colorjet parts with wood texture, along with sand and clear coat, mimic real varnished wood.
  • Available for almost all RapidMade product offerings.
 
Left: Unpainted finish. Right: Gloss red paint finish.

Left: Unpainted finish. Right: Gloss red paint finish.

Custom Painted Finish

  • Custom colors available on request with a variety of finishes from, matte to satin to gloss.
  • Clear coat overcoat also available.
  • Gloss paint only available for certain geometries, parts and materials. Tends to be costly compared to simpler paint jobs.
  • Through paint fixtures, RapidMade can do multi-colored paint jobs.
  • Available for almost all RapidMade product offerings.
 

Specialty Finishes

Plated Nylon. Left: Nickel plating. Right: Copper patina.

Plated Nylon. Left: Nickel plating. Right: Copper patina.

Plastic and Metal Plating

  • Adds strength and rigidity to plastic parts as well as simulates metals for aesthetic and tactile value.
  • Great for surface conductivity and electromagnetic interferance (EMI) applications
  • Improves the appearance and finish of metal products.
  • Give parts gold and silver appearance.
 
Bronze steel metal print with polished face.

Bronze steel metal print with polished face.

Metal Polishing

  • Finish is the first thing customers see and polish helps magnify the appearance of secondary finishes like anodizing, silk screen, plating and powder coating
  • Polished surfaces have  a lower coefficient of friction making them more resistant to abrasion. 
  • Polished parts are easier to clean and eliminating micro-pores in metal surfaces makes it easier to remove bacteria from parts.

 

 
Sand blasted aluminum with silver and black powder coat.

Sand blasted aluminum with silver and black powder coat.

Powder Coating

  • Protects metals from scratches, rust, and corrosion.
  • Hides scratches and imperfections on the substrate.
  • Smaller environmental impact than other coating processes.
  • Inexpensive and constant.
 
Black anodized aluminum frame with plastic panels for intricate electronics assembly.

Black anodized aluminum frame with plastic panels for intricate electronics assembly.

Anodizing

  • Prevents corrosion of aluminum components.
  • More resistant to wear from handling and use.
  • More aesthetically pleasing finish including many color options.
  • The surface crystallization from anodizing is much harder than the raw, unfinished aluminum surface.
 
Hearing Aid Couplings, Blasted with clear and blue anodize and laser engraved.

Hearing Aid Couplings, Blasted with clear and blue anodize and laser engraved.

Laser Engraving

  • Allows for exciting branding opportunities on traditionally manufactured parts.
  • Simple to create; can be done directly from a PDF.
  • Less expensive than CNC engraving.
  • Create eye-catching designs that differentiate your products.
  • Comply with standards and improve tracking with engraved part and serial numbers.
  • Allows more custom alterations of mass produced goods.