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Take your parts to the next level with additional finishing & post processing services.

  • |  50+ advanced polymers and metals
  • |  6 state-of-the-art 3D printing technologies
  • |  1 day minimum lead time and next-day shipping across Canada
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Our 3D Printing Finishing Capabilities 

The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. Whether you’re looking for a functional finish for color-coded components or an aesthetic finish like soft-touch or high-gloss paint, take a look at your wide range of options here. Depending on the technology selected, post processing options include a combination of bead blasting, sanding, dying, and painting, tumbling and vapor smoothing.

Standard Finish

All 3D printed parts ship with supports removed, along with additional technology specific finishing to offer a consistent, high quality surface finish. The standard surface finish of 3D printed parts is characterized by a texture that reflects the layer-by-layer construction inherent to the additive manufacturing process. This texture can vary in appearance and feel, ranging from relatively smooth to noticeably ribbed or ridged, depending on the printing technology, resolution, and material used. Parts are removed of supports, defects or blemishes are sanded down. The standard finish is often considered a starting point, with many parts undergoing additional treatments like sanding, polishing, or painting to meet specific requirements.

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Dying, Painting & Hand Finishing

Take your parts to the next level with additional finishing & post processing services.

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Take your 3D printed parts to the next level

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The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. Whether you’re looking for a functional finish for color-coded components or an aesthetic finish like soft-touch or high-gloss paint, take a look at your wide range of options here. Depending on the technology selected, post processing options include a combination of bead blasting, sanding, dying, and painting, tumbling and vapor smoothing.

All 3D printed parts ship with supports removed, along with additional technology specific finishing to offer a consistent high quality surface finish. However, for high applications where even higher aesthetics are required, we offer a number of different finishing options applicable to each technology outlined below.

If you would like to chat with us about your project, please contact us!

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Strip & Ship (Standard Finish)

Deep Color Dye

Painting & Polishing

Machining

Our Manufacturing Quality Commitment

To ensure our parts always meet our manufacturing standard, we have in-house and on-site quality control (QC) systems and protocols in place. Every custom part gets checked on site by Forge Labs quality assurance team before delivery. 

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Our Digital Manufacturing Process Explained

Securely upload your CAD file to our quoting platform to get instant online quotes, or work with directly with our 3D printing experts to select the best 3D printing technology and material for your project. Place orders online via either credit card or purchase order and manufacture using the most advanced 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies by Stratasys, EOS, 3D Systems and HP. Once complete, quality engineers inspect every part and approve it for delivery and ship directly to you the next day.

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Instant Quotes

Canada's best selection of industrial 3D printing materials. Get instant quotes in 50+ resins, plastics and metals suitable for prototypes & end-use parts alike.

Made In Canada

Fast prototypes or high volume production parts, we provide quick turnaround of any quantity of parts you require in as little as one business day.

Next Day Delivery

Get your parts where you need them, when you need them. Choose to pick up your parts locally, or have them shipped next day anywhere in Canada.

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