Shot Peened Finish

PSS is an automated blasting process that quickly and efficiently provides a greatly improved surface finish for PA2200 SLS printed parts.

Overview

Following investment in more hardware we have expanded our finishing capabilities by purchasing the PowerShot S system from Dye Mansion, which utilises the proprietary PolyShot Surfacing (PSS) process.

3DPRINTUK is now offering a shot peening service for low, medium, and high volumes of parts.

PSS is an automated blasting process that quickly and efficiently provides a greatly improved surface finish for PA2200 SLS printed parts.

Minimum wall and part thickness  >=1.5mm

• Scratch resistant
• Greatly improved surface finish

• Satin finish to black parts
• Tolerances are not affected

Look & Feel

Actual size: A. 20mm x 20mm x 50mm  |  B. 20mm x 20mm x 30mm | C. 102mm x 102mm x 40mm

3D printed parts of virtually any geometry are compatible with the PowerShot S, including parts that incorporate fine features and intricate detailing. Used for standalone finished parts, the PSS process is of particular importance if additional post processing steps — such as colouring / dyeing — are required. The more homogenous surface produced by PSS ensures dyes penetrate uniformly to produce a consistent and high quality result.

The type of surface finish that the PowerShot S system produces is appropriate for a wide range of industry sectors, including but not limited to applications that require scratch resistant surfaces and soft haptics such as automotive interior components and consumer eyewear.

3D printed parts of virtually any geometry are compatible with the PowerShot S, including parts that incorporate fine features and intricate detailing. Used for standalone finished parts, the PSS process is of particular importance if additional post processing steps — such as colouring / dyeing — are required. The more homogenous surface produced by PSS ensures dyes penetrate uniformly to produce a consistent and high quality result.

The type of surface finish that the PowerShot S system produces is appropriate for a wide range of industry sectors, including but not limited to applications that require scratch resistant surfaces and soft haptics such as automotive interior components and consumer eyewear.

The Process

The PSS process itself involves the plastic surfaces of the parts being impacted — or shot — with a stream of particles, under considerable force using compressed air. This action smooths the surface of the parts and results in a smoother, matt-glossy finish with improved scratch resistance. Significantly, no material is removed from the printed parts during the process, ensuring that tolerances are not affected while the surface quality of the part is greatly improved.

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