|Image||Name (32)||Applicable Materials||Colors||Description|
|Spray painting - High gloss paint||Aluminum, Titanium, Plastics||
||Spray painting: Using spray guns with air pressure to disperse into uniform and fine droplets and apply the painting to the surface of the object.|
|Electropolished (Ra0.8µm, 32µin)||Metals||
||An electrochemical process cleans steel parts to reduce corrosion and improve appearance, by making the metal brighter.|
|Bead Blast||Metals, Plastics||
||The part surface is left with a smooth, matte appearance.|
||Brushing is a surface treatment process in which abrasive belts are used to draw traces on the surface of a material, usually for aesthetic purposes.|
|Powder coat - Matt||Metals||
||This is a process where powdered paint is sprayed onto a part that is then baked in an oven.|
||Electrophoresis is the motion of dispersed particles relative to a fluid under the influence of a spatially uniform electric field.|
||Laser etching, also called laser engraving or laser marking, is used to create a visible mark on the surface of many substrates, including metal, plastic, stone and glass.|
|Smooth machining (Ra1.6µm, 63 µin)||Metals||
||A finishing CNC machining operation can be applied to the part to reduce its surface roughness.|
Surface finishing often leaves aesthetic defects on your parts, such as hang marks for anodizing.
Defining an A- and a B-side in your design will ensure that the most important areas of your part
remain free of defects.
In this image you can see how you can define an A-side and a B-side in your technical drawing: A side: Indicates the most aesthetically important surface, typically the visible side of your product. B side: Indicates the side that is not aesthetically important, typically the side hidden from visibility after assembly.