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Hand Sanding and Polishing for PolyJet 3D Printed Parts

4 1 Intermediate
This tutorial demonstrates how to handle post-processing for different textures when using the Stratasys J750. The Stratasys J750 offers certain textures that some printer operators might not be familiar with. Sometimes these surfaces require a bit more sanding and polishing by hand in post-processing to fully reveal all the different textures. Featured in the picture is a stick shift with a combination of a few colors and textures, all achieved in one print: wood grain texture; simulated leather over-wrap, with stitched binding; a mock color LCD screen featuring a VeroClear screen surface. Here's how to polish only the LCD screen and wood grain to produce a more realistic finish – without the need for a lacquer application.
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How to Create Incredibly Complex Textured Shapes for 3D Printing, Using Bump Mapping

16 3 Expert
This tutorial covers how to use 2D images to create actual 3D depth and physical textures on your CAD parts and then 3D print them. Mainly we use Rhino to do the bump-mapping, but Photoshop could be used as well. Files were then printed in full color on a Stratasys J750.