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.