How to media blast FDM parts

The normal surface finish of FDM® parts is suitable for most purposes but in applications where a different finish is required, media blasting is an inexpensive and quick solution. It can be used to achieve the final surface appearance or as a preliminary step for subsequent finishing operations.

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Common applications where media blasting is applicable:
• Smoothing and polishing for:
- Concept models
- Prototypes
- End-use parts
• Surface preparation such as texturing and etching for:
- Painting
- Electroplating
- Mold masters

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